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Letter Writing Guidelines
|Letter Writing Guidelines|
Dear Principal, Teacher, Scout Leader, Youth Group Leader, Friend:
For The Troops is an all volunteer non-profit organization that sends "We Care" pakages to our service men and women, filled with basic necessities. The only thing missing in these packages is a letter, card or hand-drawn picture, personally written from someone back home.
We encourage you to have your students write letters to our troops so that we may include one in each "We Care" package we send.
You might even have a curriculum that requires children to write letters. This is a perfect fit for applying the standards of letter writing while communicating with an American hero.
If you are interested in having your students write letters, we have a couple of requests to maintain security, privacy, safety and appropriateness:
- Address the letter to: Freedom Fighter or American Hero rather than "soldier" as not all service members are in the Army.
- No childrens' personal phone numbers or other contact information.
- Letter should be uplifting and positive (rather than "I hope you don't get killed"). Kids can write about their pets, or what pets, school subjects and activities they like or even about the weather. Or children can ask what it is like where the troops are serving. The weather? The landscape?
- Most of all, thank the Freedon Fighter or Brave Warrior for protecting our country and our freedoms. We live safe and free because of these brave young men and women.
Send your students' letters to For The Troops at the P.O. Box listed below.
Thank you in advance. We hope this is not just a one-time event, but rather an on-going project so that we may keep the letters going to our American Heros. Your consideration of this project is appreciated.
P.S. Also, if you know someone who is deployed you can request to send them a "We Care" package.
For The Troops
P.O. Box 630103, Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 306-0830 (818) 640-3846
For The Troops is a California 501(c)(3) non-pofit corporation
Federal Tax ID # 20-8099782