Friday, July 4, 2014

Goodbyes are never easy…

This is a very hard post to write. It’s been eight years since CFS was started back in 2006 when a group of friends mailed our first shipment to a Chaplain who was deployed. It started out as a small group of friends supporting a friends husband and turned into a very wonderful non-profit organization that I have had the wonderful experience of running for several years now.

Unfortunately life circumstances have gotten in the way and financially I am unable to carry this on any longer. I always promised myself I would only do it as long as I could afford it and the time has come for me to admit that day.

I have met some wonderful people during this journey, I hope those people will keep in touch. I thank all of you who have contributed whether it be once or over and over. I couldn’t have done this without each and every one of you.

Please do not send any more cards. I will be sending what I have now but no more mailings will be going out. If you are looking for someplace to send cards Operation Write Home is another organization you can look into.  Please be sure to follow their guidelines. 

Again,  I thank you all from the bottom of my heart and wish you all the very best.

Much Love,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Round 4 Shipped

Happy Spring Everyone!

Round 4 has shipped, 1745 cards. Thank you to all of you who sent cards as well as donations. There were a lot of thank you cards for the troops this time, I was able to get a good bunch in every box which was great! Thank you so much for that! The soldiers will love them!

I have to say I am still receiving a lot of cards that do not meet the card specs as well as a lot of cards that do not have envelopes. Please be sure to read the Card Specs over to the right ------------------------------------------->>>>>>    before you send your cards. Thank you!

Again, thank you all for your support! I appreciate you more than you know!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lots of Updates!

I am sorry, it’s been awhile. Lots going on in my life at home that has been interfering with my free time so while have been sending out cards on time I have had very little time for much else so the updates and emails have had to be put on the back burner. For this I apologize.   Please know that my appreciation for all of you has not been lacking one bit!

1680 Easter cards have been mailed!  Thank you all for your hard work, dedication and postage donations!

1740 Cards were shipped for Round 2.  Again, Thank You all for your hard work, dedication and postage donations!

2935 Cards were shipped for Round 1. And  a very late Thank You all for your hard work, dedication and postage donations!

So yes, I am very behind, I am going to spend some time trying to play catch up on emails today but I will not get to them all. Please know I am working on it. I’ve got a lot going on right now and you have not been forgotten and are not unappreciated. Sometimes life dishes out more than you can take but I’m taking it in stride and pushing through it.  I appreciate all of your continued support.


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Please Do Not Send Store Bought Christmas Cards

I have been receiving store bought cards made out to the soldiers to send for Christmas. Please do not send these to me, as they will not be forwarded on to the troops. I am sorry but I do not mail these types of cards. I am a one-person operation and funding this on my own, I have done all my mailings for this year and cannot afford to send out of spec cards.  I apologize.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Last Post of 2013!

Our final mailing has been sent 6,781 holiday cards were mailed to round out our 2013!  This gives us a total of 30,272 cards mailed to the troops this year! Impressive numbers don’t you think? You all should be very proud of yourselves! And I will let you in on a little secret, I didn’t mail all the cards I received. I probably have a good several thousand birthday and general cards in my closet that still need to be sent. Because of time constraints and my hospital stay I was a bit behind with mailings halfway through the year so I had to put out what I could and hold back some.

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your support. I feel like a broken record. I don’t know what else to say but thank you so so much! I appreciate you all for your dedication to my program. The soldiers appreciate you as well! Thank you for your donations towards postage and envelope purchases. Thank you for everything!

The 2014 schedule has been posted! See you all in the New Year! Have safe and wonderful holidays!


Monday, October 14, 2013

Round 7 & 8 Updates

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This seems to be me lately, I can’t seem to catch up no matter what I do!  I am very far behind in my postings and in my emails so if you haven’t heard from me that does not mean I did not get your cards! I am sure I did, thank you very much!  You will get an email from me eventually I promise! I really am trying to catch up! I went and added another job to my list of things to do on top of my full time job and my CFS job (yes I know I’m crazy but I have a son that is graduating this year) so I’m a little over stretched right now!  But if anyone is wanting a beautiful Origami Owl locket I know where you can get one! Winking smile 

OK on with the important stuff…2260 Halloween/Thanksgiving cards were mailed last month! Thank you all very much!

1620 Veteran’s Day cards were mailed out last week! Thank you all who sent in a thank you card to our soldiers!

The Christmas cards are already pouring in! I think it’s going to be a great holiday season!

Thank you to all who have donated postage funds, I have a few checks that have not been deposited, that’s because they were sitting with your notes that I’ve not gotten to, I am going to the bank tomorrow. I apologize!

Thank you all for your ongoing support, I so appreciate you!


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Quick Mid Posting!

Just wanted to share a photo I got of some youngsters doing community service. It always warms my heart to hear that when asked to do service my project gets chosen. These girls from Reed Point Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) made 100 Halloween and Thanksgiving cards and are on to making Veteran’s day cards. If you look at their cards they did a fabulous job. I’ve blurred their faces because I did not have permission to post their photos but they are just beautiful inside and out let me tell you! 

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Thank you ladies! Fantastic work you’ve done!