Operation Gratitude-Holiday Photo Cards to Support Our Troops

 I have copied and pasted this message that I received in my email. I wanted to pass along this message to everyone!


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 

Operation Gratitude and CafePress Spread Cheer with Launch of Customizable Holiday Photo Cards Benefiting Our Troops

Portion of Proceeds from Card Sales Donated to Operation Gratitude
Van Nuys, California; November 1, 2010 – CafePress, the leading source for custom printed products, has launched a special initiative to generate support for Operation Gratitude with customizable holiday cards. Cause-minded consumers can now send holiday cards customized with their own photos and text and benefit our Military at the same time.
With each customer purchase of a charity card, CafePress will donate 10% of the sale to Operation Gratitude to support its current mission of sending 50,000 Holiday Care Packages to U.S. troops deployed in harm’s way.

To support Operation Gratitude, CafePress users simply select one of the cards designed especially for the organization at http://www.cafepress.com/make/operation_gratitude-holiday-photo-cards.  Then, they can easily customize it by uploading a personal photo and adding a festive message. Once they select from two types of high-end, textured paper and set their preferred quantity, they can send their holiday cheer on its way to friends and family.

“This is a wonderful way for our supporters to send their personal holiday greetings and also spread the word about Operation Gratitude,” said Carolyn Blashek, founder of the non-profit Military Support organization.  “And each greeting card purchase helps us send another care package to a Service Member who will be far from home for the holidays-that makes these cards extra special.”

“At CafePress, we know how passionate and active our customers are when it comes to giving back to the charities close to their hearts especially during the holidays” said CafePress Vice President of Marketing Amy Maniatis.  “With the launch of our stationary line, we saw the opportunity to use our unique platform to allow customers to both participate in a long-standing tradition of sending photo holiday cards as well as give back to the charity and cause close to their hearts.”

To create a holiday photo card to benefit Operation Gratitude, please visit http://www.cafepress.com/make/operation_gratitude-holiday-photo-cards.

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm’s way. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$125 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. For safety and security, assembling of packages occurs at the Army National Guard armory in Van Nuys, California. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 560,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas.  The 600,000th package will be assembled and shipped on December 11, 2010.

Learn more about Operation Gratitude by visiting:
Web: http://www.OperationGratitude.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/OpGratitude
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OperationGratitude
Blog: http://OpGrat.wordpress.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/OpGrat  

About CafePress

CafePress is the world’s biggest destination for self-expression through merchandise. Each month over 11 million shoppers visit CafePress to buy or create custom t-shirts, mugs, posters and other unique gifts that reflect their interests, passions, beliefs and affiliations. Launched in 1999, CafePress has empowered individuals, non profits and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company’s unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services.

Today, CafePress is a growing network of over 6.5 million members who buy and make custom gifts for their favorite holiday (be it a loved one’s Birthday, Valentines Day, Father’s Day), search for holiday gifts from a catalog of over 250 million unique products, and browse the political t-shirt landscape ranging from left to right and everything in between.
Learn more about CafePress by visiting:

Operation Gratitude
Pam Campeau

Kimberly Youngstrom


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