We collect and distribute millions of letters of thanks and support and send them directly to our active, reserve, and veteran military.
letters in time for the holidays
HOLIDAY LETTER DEADLINE – DECEMBER 1ST
All holiday letters for our troops need to be postmarked by December 1st.
This is a very important deadline! Due to COVID, we need to quarantine all of our letters for two weeks after receipt at our facility. This is to keep our mail sorting volunteers safe and healthy! We then need to open, read review and ship all of the amazing letters for our military overseas. It does take some time for the shipments to travel around the world! With these logistical elements in mind, we will be unable to accept holiday letters that are postmarked after December 1st.
If you are unable to meet this deadline, we will start accepting non-holiday themed letters for our troops, once again, at the end of January! A Million Thanks to you for your partnership and participation!
We are asking individuals, schools, churches, businesses, and other organizations to write letters and messages of appreciation and support for our military, past and present. It is our goal to see that our military – active, reserve, and veterans – receive these messages, whether they are serving at home, abroad, or are recovering in hospitals. To get started, read the guidelines on the ‘How To Send’ tab above. After completing your letter(s), mail them to the A Million Thanks National Mail Intake Facility OR bring them to the drop-off location in your town! If dropping off your letters, we recommend you contact the drop-off location first to ensure they are still accepting letters. Visit the ‘Where To Send’ tab above for more information.
Because we get thousands of letters each week, we appreciate you including a donation of any size with your letters or through our ‘Donate’ page or by including cash/check with your letters. A Million Thanks is only able to offer the program through the generous support of people like you! Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law as we are an IRS approved 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with Tax ID# 26-0361789.
Due to privacy and security restrictions, we do not distribute names or addresses of service members to anyone for any reason. We ask that you address the letters generically. Some examples of this may be ‘Dear Hero’ or ‘Dear Troops’. Please do not send us letters that are written to a specific individual. We send our letters to all U.S. Service Men and Women no matter their branch of service. Please note that A Million Thanks does NOT accept commercial, store-bought greeting cards with pre-printed messages inside. All purchased cards must be blank on the inside and the space should be filled with a handwritten message of support and appreciation.
Send multiple letters together in the same envelope or box, but please bundle the letters in stacks of no more than 50 with rubberbands to keep them together. Bundle the letters or cards in like sizes
Only include positive messages. Negative messages will be discarded.
Be creative! Talk about yourself and maybe draw a picture too! Tell them their service does not go unnoticed.
Include your address or email address on each letter you write. Some military will write back to you!
Include a donation to A Million Thanks. We suggest $1 per letter, which helps out tremendously with the increasing cost of postage overseas. We do not require a donation to send your letters, but it is truly appreciated and helpful.
Our troops need to be encouraged. Be kind and use encouraging words to support them!
! ** LETTERS RECEIVED WHICH DO NOT MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE SENT TO MILITARY **!
Thank you for your courage; thank you for your bravery; and thank you for protecting our country!
Thank you very much for your courage, sacrifice and patriotism so we can have normal life at home.
I don’t know what I would be doing or where I would be if it was not for what you are doing.
DO’s Write a positive message! Let them know that we appreciate their dedication to our country by giving them kind words. Please note that negative messages will be discarded. Include your mailing address or email address if you want a note back! Most military love…
A Million Thanks only accepts handwritten letters and notes for our troops. We no longer accept store bought cards, even when personalized, for our military. Please express your gratitude to our military heroes via a personalized, handwritten letter!
Please mail your letters to A Million Thanks at the address below. You can also bring your letters to one of our local drop-off locations:
Click the link above to receive the address of the A Million Thanks National Mail Intake Facility, where we receive thousands of letters for our troops daily.
A drop-off location is a local business that has offered to act as a collection site for letters. A business must apply to be a drop-off location. To find a drop-off location near you, click on the “Find a Drop-off location” button below. Please be sure to contact that drop-off location to ensure they can accept your letters.
ABOUT SEND A LETTER
A Million Thanks, Inc. (AMT) is a nonprofit organization that is recognized by the IRS as exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Generally, donations to AMT are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. All donations are received by AMT with the understanding that funds are subject to its full control and discretion. AMT’s federal tax identification number is #26-0361789.