Operation Write Home is delighted to know of your interest in our organization, and we hope the information below is of help to you. Please feel free to email with any questions you have!
Contact: Sandy Allnock, Founder and Executive Director
Federal Way, WA
Press Release: Board Announces Executive Director Position
Download Press Release.
Newspaper: The News Tribune, Tacoma WA
January 2013: Operation Write Home Connects Troops, Families. Read story.
Press Release: Operation Write Home Sends Two Millionth Card To Troops
Download Press Release.
TV: CBS Affiliate, Philadelphia PA
July 2011: Local cardmaker Colleen Dietrich, plus Skype with president Sandy Allnock. Watch video.
TV: ABC Affiliate, Norfolk VA
July 2011: Local cardmaker Diane Voskuhl. Watch video.
TV: FOX Affiliate, Seattle WA
June 2011: Cardmaking event, 3000 cards, interview with military wife and military card recipient.
TV: NBC Affiliate, Philadelphia PA
June 2011: Local cardmaker Colleen Dietrich. Watch video.
LIVE TV: Dayton, Ohio (FOX)
May 2011, Memorial Day: Cardmaker Bobbi Andreatta visits “Good Morning” show. [video no longer on their website]
NEWS: OWH Reaches Milestone
May 2011: Operation Write Home Hits One Million Mark for Homemade Cards for U.S. Military. Download press release and fact sheet.
RADIO SPOT: Spirit 105.3
May 2011: Listen here. (:15)
RADIO STORY: Bott Radio
May 2011: Listen here. (:60)
NEWS: Operation Write Home Delivers
April 2011: USPS covers OWH in internal publication! Republished on Operation Write Home’s blog post.
NEWS: Cardmakers win $25k
Dec 2010: Operation Write Home won $25,000 in Jo-Ann’s Craft for a Cause contest.
NEWS: Cookie-Card Partnership
Nov 2010: Archway cookies partnered with Operation Write Home to provide 4,000 Valentines and 4,000 cookies to service members abroad!
Download press release. View blog post.
Web presence: First website posted in December 2007 as cardsforheroes.org; revamped website March 2009, and relaunched on September 11, 2009 as operationwritehome.org
Social Media: Our primary growth mechanism in 2009-2010! Our Facebook fan page is one place where people of all levels of crafting expertise as well as political persuasion get to know each other, share knowledge, and support the project in an encouraging atmosphere.
Nonprofit status: Official registration (state level) September 11, 2009; our 501(c)(3) status was approved September 18, 2010 by IRS
Volunteer staff: Three shippers (Washington, Kansas, North Carolina), growing team of blog administrators, nine board members, 8 thousand+ volunteer cardmakers
Primary ways to get involved:
Writing AnyHero letters to deployed heroes
Cardmaker Magazine, July 2011
CBS Affiliate in Philadelphia, July 2011
ABC Affiliate in Norfolk VA, July 2011
Orange County Register, June 2011
FOX Affiliate in Seattle, June 2011
NBC Affiliate in Philadelphia, June 2011
FOX Affiliate in Dayton OH, May 2011
Bott Radio, May 2011
Scholastic Parent and Child, May 2011
USPS Publication, April 2011
Kirkwood Missouri article, April 2011
Woman’s Day Magazine, Sept 2010
Papercrafts Magazine, May 2010 and June 2010 issues
Ladies Home Journal, May 2010 and June 2010 issues
Creating Keepsakes Magazine, May 2010
WFMZ, October 2009
Examiner, July 2009
Forney Post, July 2009
About.com, May 2009
Cards Magazine, Spring 2009
San Jose Mercury News, May 2009
Internet Radio interview, April 2009
Book: 175 Fresh Card Ideas was published in summer 2010 featuring a great acknowledgement of Operation Write Home by the author, and many of the cards in the book were created by our crafters.
Current count of cards provided to heroes: on homepage
Videos on our YouTube channel
Images in our Card Gallery and Hero Gallery
Quotes from beneficiaries on our Hero Blog
Inspiration for cardmakers on our Stars and Stamps Blog
Photos, stories, events on our Homefront Blog and Facebook Fan Page