The Mailroom

Click HERE to read about our current status during the drawdown from Afghanistan.

You can help our dedicated team in a few targeted ways that will save time and ensure that your cards make it out to our heroes quickly!

  • Check the guidelines and make sure your cards won’t spend time in the card hospital.
  • Mark the backs of your cards with our full name – read more about getting your stamp for the back HERE.
  • Send in envelopes with cards properly tucked – thank you! Download this updated guidelines brochure for info on doing “the tuck” or watch the video HERE.
  • Notify us that your package is enroute with the form below, especially if you are sending holiday cards within 2 weeks of the deadline. That helps us to plan by knowing how many we’ll have for the final boxes.
  • Be certain to enclose a completed Packing Slip with card count and contact info so you can be properly credited for your donation.

Download packing slip


Operation Write Home
35205 13th Pl SW
Federal Way, WA 98023

Card needs for April:

  • No more Mother’s Day cards, please! The deadline was March 31st. Next deadline is Father’s Day, April 30th.
  • NO “happy spring” cards –  It can take months for cards to get processed, shipped, and returned home again – by then it could be July.
  • Missing you and love continue to be requested, so keep em coming. Thank you is appreciated too! Missing you are always in shortest supply.
  • A mix of each theme is ALWAYS best too of course!
  • Pretty please NO MORE special occasions like baby, get well, sympathy, anniversary, etc. We do not need any of these Please see lists HERE.