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Old 04-26-2006, 11:59 AM   #1  
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Does anyone know if there is a program going so we can send blank cards to our Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan to use? If no one knows of anything, I will volunteer to contact Veterans Affairs (I used to work for them) to see if there is something we (Canuck SCS's) can do.
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I haven't heard of anything, but I'm interested in participating. Be sure to post what you find out!

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I'm not aware of any program, but I would be willing to participate.
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I would also be willing to participate. These men and women deserve whatever we can give them for the important work that they do.
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I don't know of any program but would also love to participate. Please keep us informed.
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If you can fnid the info, I can make the cards. I grew up right beside CFB Comox, so some of my friends dads have been posted overseas...
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I was going to do the same thing...so once you find out how we do it...let me know and I will solicite my friends and we will send a bunch....this is a wonderful thing to do....Rebecca
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I'd like to take part as well! I've been wondering about this.
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I too would love to participate. Keep us informed!
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Today I made contact with someone in Public Relations with Veterans Affairs. She really liked our idea and will look into who we need to approach. I will keep you all posted on the progress.
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I would like to do this also. Would appreciate where to send cards as I'm sure some of the girls in my monthly stamp club would donate some. Thanks.
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Have you thought to approach a Military Family Resource Center at the base closest to you? They would probably be able to help. If you do an internet search for MFRC + the base location, you should get a link.

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WickedWanda, have you found anything out yet?

My demo's husband used to be in the miliary, and I am sure she would be touched if I suggested we tell the girls in my monthly stamp club about it.
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What a terrific idea. Count me in.

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Wondering if there was any more news with this project!
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Awesome idea...is there an update.
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http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/communi...rd/index_e.asp


Check out this link from DND on writing to deployed Cdn soldiers.

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Thanks for that link! I plan on making some cards this weekend to send.
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...to see if they would give us some answers on donating cards for the soldiers to use. When I hear back I will post.
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I've heard back from the Canadian Forced donation centre. I am just getting some particulars.

The lady there thought it would be a 'fun idea', so we are closer.

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This is so great. I am definately in. It just seems that every day it is getting harder and harder for our men and women in the military to be where they are, it is nice for us to be able to show we care.
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This is probably a silly question, but, can I play too? Yes yes...I realise I am an American...but my boyfriend is Canadian so technically that makes me Canadian By-Proxy.

That and I am already sending packages to American soldiers....and I think any soldier from any country needs to know that we are supporting them...even if we aren't from their country. Know what I mean?
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This is probably a silly question, but, can I play too? Yes yes...I realise I am an American...but my boyfriend is Canadian so technically that makes me Canadian By-Proxy.

That and I am already sending packages to American soldiers....and I think any soldier from any country needs to know that we are supporting them...even if we aren't from their country. Know what I mean?
That is really wonderful of you to ask. I have no doubt that they would love to receive a card (or more!) from you!
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I have heard back, and have the scoop for this Christmas. But the timelines are really short.

Shirley says that they need them by the first of September, as they have to go through them for security reasons. I would like to have someone help me with this. I am in Alberta, I am thinking if I could get someone from the East it would help with the postage for us stampers. Then they need to be mailed to Ottawa, so whoever coordinates it will have to pay for the postage, but I have asked if we could send them through their courier service instead of Canada Post, so keep your fingers crossed. If we could get more than one coordinator, the better, sharing the time and the possible mailing cost.

So - if anyone wants to volunteer as a coordinator, let me know by sending me a pm by the end of the week. Then I will post the names and addresses of coordinators.

Everyone get stamping those Christmas Cards! I am thinking we should have them in the mail to coordinators the first week in August.
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Here is a new thread on making cards for the Canadian Troops to use this Christmas season.

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If any of you are close to a military base, you should be able to take the cards and such to the Military Family Resource Center and they can be mailed there for free of charge. They are put on a military transport that would go to each place directly. (I say might because I know families of soldiers can do this, but I'm not positive if non family can do the same.)

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Think of how much we can brighten soldiers' day by doing this, girls! I'm all for it, and I will try to spread the word to people about it!
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I'm just finishing up a swap then I am going to knuckly down on my postcards.

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Any specific reason these need to be 4x6? I'll go digging for some 12x12 to cut up instead of my usual 8 1/2 x 11.
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I'm not certain why they need to be 4x6, but I will contact Diane to make sure.
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Oopps, I had the answer in an email Diane sent me earlier.

I learned many things with the Canada Day postcards for the troops, and uniform size was one of them. I know 1/4 sheet is convenient for us card makers, but the size is 'almost square' for those who aren't. I noticed that their eyes don't see a space the same as we do and many showed signs of erasing, to straighten out their images. I examined all the cards with a critical eye so as to make things easier for the 'next' one - which turned out to be for Christmas.
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Any update on this? We should just make postcards until we hear the call for them to be sent?
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I am going to finish up some more over the weekend then send them to Diane on Tuesday.

Here is her address again for those who are looking for it.

Diane Armstrong
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