A BIG Thank You to our Troops: How You Can Help

Wednesday , 23, October 2013 Leave a comment

Every year, thousands of people have to spend the holidays away from their families while protecting our country. A local radio show does something very cool to show appreciation for this sacrifice made by these amazing men and women. The Big Thank You is a campaign organized by the Bert Show each year that’s goal is to send a letter to EVERY soldier deployed outside of the United States for Thanksgiving Day. What a great way to show gratitude to these brave soldiers!

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How you can help:

  • Write a letter. (See submission guidelines below and on The Big Thank You website. Drop off locations can be found here.)
  • Volunteer to help sort letters. Information can be found here. Scrolls towards the bottom of the page to sign up for a shift to help!
  • Get your school or office involved! Find a printable flyer here.

Guidelines for letters (from The Big Thank You website):

  • Each letter should be heartfelt, handwritten, original, and free of any political statements.
  • All letters must be on 8.5” x 11” paper or smaller.
  • Please do not use glue, tape, staples, cardboard, glitter or otherwise attach anything to the paper.
  • You can decorate using crayons, markers, pens or pencils.
  • NO construction paper.
  • Use both sides if you like, but use one page per letter only.
  • Please do not send greeting cards or photographs.
  • Feel free to include your mailing and email address – sometimes military members will write back!
  • Individual letters should not be sealed in envelopes.
  • Please do not send anything except letters!
  • We cannot accept donations of any kind, and they should not be included or attached to letters.
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