To show appreciation for the toops, EKSuccess Brands is teaming up with Operation Christmas Cards to send holiday cards to troops deployed overseas.
Operation Christmas Cards began in September 2009 at Liberty church in Shrewsbury, MA. Its mission is to “love our troops one card at a time,” ensuring that service members know they are appreciated, supported and loved by the people they are sacrificing their lives to fight for.
According to statistics, the cards will be the only correspondence half of the troops will receive over the Christmas season. This statistic became an important incentive for EKSuccess Brands to offer to boost card collection by 25,000 cards through a multi-level approach that includes online instruction, partnerships with retailers, class opportunities, and community and marketing initiatives. The Operation Christmas Cards organization, which sends cards to bases in Afghanistan, Japan, Iraq, Egypt and Germany, has a goal to send 175,000 cards for the 2011 season. The EKSuccess Brands’ education program, Spotted Canary School will also provide participating Spotted Canary School independent retailers with card-making classes featuring K&Company and Sticko brand products.
To get involved, register for classes both in-store and online at www.spottedcanaryschool.com/classes and send holiday cards with encouraging and supportive messages by November 11th to EKSuccess Brands, C/O Operation Christmas Cards, 100 Delawanna Ave. Suite 700, Clifton, NJ, 07014. Please do not seal the envelopes, or put individual postage on them. Anyone wishing to contribute monetarily or for any cards sent after November 11th should coordinate directly through Operation Christmas Cards at www.operationchristmascards.org.