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Crafting Cards for A Cause
Did you know that your beautiful handmade cards can be used towards a greater cause? Country Craft Creations is giving back to the community by participating in the Veteran Pen Pal Project.
Veteran Pen Pal Project
Founded in June of 2020 by military spouse Christina Etchberger, Veteran Pen Pal Project is a branch off of the It’s A Military Life Foundation. The mission of the Veteran Pen Pal Project is to support our nation’s cherished veterans by providing them with uplifting letters and the opportunity to form meaningful relationships. The veteran participants possess a wide variety of military experiences - they come from all service branches, job specialities, and time periods. Your participation, even if just one letter, will mean the world to your veteran. Letters are exchanged throughout the year between pen pals. Imagine how overjoyed your veteran pen pal would feel to receive stunning handmade cards throughout the year!
Interested in signing up to be matched with a veteran? Be sure to like the Facebook page to see when they are opening up again! Due to the high interest in the match program they have temporarily shut down sign ups on the website. The Veteran Pen Pal Project connects veteran communities such as veteran centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and VA hospitals with pen pals around the world. Could you imagine if you were matched with a veteran in Utah? You just might be able to visit them!
If you plan on signing up to become a penpal, make sure you pick up one of the Veteran Pen Pal project kits from the Country Craft Creation website! A portion of proceeds from every kit sold with CCC will be donated towards It’s A Military Life and all of their wonderful programs.
Crafting Christmas Cards
Veteran Pen Pal Project, a program of It’s A Military Life, co-sponsors a unique opportunity during the holidays that supplies letters to veterans in hospice facilities. If you would like to craft a card during this holiday season to support this project, Veteran Last Patrol, they have to be received by December 2, 2022 to be delivered by Christmas.
Don’t fret if you’re unable to mail your card before the 2nd because they collect Christmas cards throughout the year. VPPP began working with Veteran Last Patrol during their 2nd Annual Operation Holiday Salute event. With the help of our friends at GivingTuesdayMilitary we exceeded Veteran Last Patrol’s goal of 10,000 cards to veterans on their last holiday to 34,000+ cards in 2020. 2021 nearly 50,000. For 2022 the goal is 60,000 cards.
The address for Veteran Last Patrol:
Veteran Last Patrol (It’s A Military Life)
140B Venture Blvd.
Spartanburg, SC 29306
Supporting It’s A Military Life
Are you interested in making a donation towards It’s A Military Life? You can make a donation on paypal. You can also support their organization by buying a t-shirt. There are shirts for It’s A Military Life as well as shirts specifically for the Veteran Pen Pal Project! A portion of proceeds from every shirt sold are being donated towards their organization.