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Ready to Support Our Troops?

Soldiers' Angels Letter Writing Team

DURATION

30-60 Minutes

WHERE

This is a virtual opportunity; you can write letters to deployed men and women from home (or anywhere)!

WHEN

Ongoing activity throughout the year

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Parent or guardian assistance may be needed to register with Soldiers' Angels. Writing can be done without assistance, depending on age.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Most service members enjoy hearing their name called during mail call, to learn that a card, letter or package from home has been mailed out for them. A great way to express this impact - a quote from a letter recipient: "I want to start out by telling you what a great feeling it is to open a letter from someone you have never met before and to feel so loved by a complete stranger...Thank you for all that you do." Your letter may be the much-needed bright spot in a soldier's day!

DESCRIPTION

Write letters to deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines or Guardsmen!  Bring a piece of home to someone far away from their family and friends.  


ITEMS NEEDED

1. Pen or Pencil (or letters can be typed and printed out on a computer) 
2. Paper
3. Envelope
4. First class postage stamp


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Any age child may participate with Soldiers' Angels Letter Writing Team, but we ask that an adult over the age of 18 register and work with the child.  


NEXT STEPS

Register here as a Team Angel or feel free to contact our Director of Volunteer Services, Susie Turner, at sturner@soldiersangels.org or by phone (210) 245-9885 to get started.


CONTACT INFO

210-819-4326

Sound like fun?VIEW INSTRUCTIONS to get started.

1. Register as a Team Angel through the Soldiers' Angels website: www.soldiersangels.org. If a minor, a parent or guardian will need to do so. (Registration is done through the red volunteer button on the website.)

2. During the registration process, parent/guardian is asked to set up a recurring donation of at least $1 a month. (This is used to defray the cost of our system used to track volunteers and their activities.)

3. After the registration is approved, log-in and request to receive the name and address of a deployed service member. 

4. Once you obtain a name and address, sit down and write your letter (or type it and print it out on a computer).

5. Prepare the envelope with the name and address, as provided.

6. Mail the letter.

7. Report your great work! There is a place to report, listed with name and address information. (You are asked to report the number of letters, the amount of time given to your letter writing and the cost.)

8. If interested in bringing a smile to another soldier, pick up another person/name to write to!

Sign up for this activity, add it to your logbook, and more in the YouthGive app!