Mission Holiday Cards 2021
Sent over 700,000 cards to soldiers serving overseas
Raised $3,500 in general donations
Raised $525 in donations by way of Christmas In July Holiday Card Design Contest fundraiser
2021 marked our 9th annual Mission Holiday Cards drive. As our flagship event we rallied multiple related initiatives in support, making this years campaign our most ambitious and successful effort to show love and gratitude for those who serve.
Military Santa 2021
41 Military Families Served!
Raised $930 in donations
Many military families struggle with hardship and sorrow beyond the ordinary – especially during the holidays. Heartillery Group and Blue Star Families answers the call by leading Military Santa to supply holiday meals and gifts to these families in need. Military Santa connects families with sponsors.
Through Military Santa 41 families had a brighter holiday.
Christmas In July 2021
Raised $525 for Mission Holiday Cards
Christmas in July is an annual fundraiser and design contest to select the official holiday card cover art for Mission Holiday Cards – our flagship annual initiative to send holiday cards to those who serve. Card packs featuring the winning design were available as a gift to donors who gave $25 or more.
Camo Christmas Tree
Claire Malley, age 9, Boston, MA
Homeless Female Veterans Drive
Achieved: 50 Homeless Veteran Women’s Needs Were Fulfilled with Care Packages
US Health Advisors and Heartillery are bringing the issue of female veteran homelessness to the forefront to find ways to support these women in need. Female veterans are the fastest growing demographic among the homeless population in the United States and face a double hurdle of distance and invisibility in getting the health services they need from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
With your help, we packed, shipped, and delivered 50 care packages containing essential items for distribution to homeless female veterans. We also raised awareness for this important issue. Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, or volunteered to help.
Rapid Deployment Care Packages
Goal: Collect 2,500 pounds of necessities
Achieved: 2500 pounds of snacks, health care items and personal products sent to troops in Qatar
When Curt Landry Ministries heard that Heartillery Group was organizing to send care packages to our troops they made the quick decision to become the Shipping Sponsor and donated the funds to ensure our deployed soldiers received the items they need.
Thank you to everyone who donated and volunteered to make this rapid deployment initiative so successful including Curt Landry Ministries, Concerned Veterans of America Northeast Florida, First Coast Leatherneck Marines, Soldiers Hands, CBD MOVE Free and MS Freedom USA
22 A Day Virtual Pushup Challenge
Goal: raise $1,000
Raised: $1,194 from 25 participants
An estimated 22 veterans a day are committing suicide. It is a deeply troubling statistic that has galvanized the veteran community. The 22 a Day Virtual Pushup Challenge was a fundraiser to raise awareness.
Thank you to Bill Riccio And RiccioFit Strength & Movement Inc. for partnering with us on this challenge. This amazing family is wonderful and a huge supporter of our Military and first responders.
Mission Holiday Cards 2020
Goal: 500,000 cards, raise $80,000 to collect, organize, and mail cards overseas
Received: > 900,000 cards, $13,760 raised
Our 8th Annual Mission Holiday Cards campaign aimed to inspire families with kids and households of all ages to make holiday cards and write letters to lift the morale of active-duty military personnel who are away from friends and family during the holiday season.
Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, or volunteered to help make Mission Holiday Cards 2020 our best holiday event ever!
Goal: 500,000 cards and $100,000 for mailing & operations
Received: > 400,000 cards and $3,000
Operation Can-Do was established to lift the morale of active duty service members who are away from their friends and family during the COVID-19 pandemic. With your help, we packed, shipped, and delivered more than 400,000 cards to service members serving in the states and overseas.
Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, or volunteered to help with Operation Can-Do.
Valentine's For Veterans
Goal: 3,500 cards
Received: 4,600 cards
Heartillery Group & Fisher House Boston, Inc. have joined together to remind veterans how they are loved and appreciated all over the globe!
With the help of Fisher House Boston, Heartillery Group was able to ship cards to numerous houses of the Fisher House Foundation.
In partnership with
Mission Holiday Cards
November – December 2014
Goal: 50,000 cards
Received: 160,000 cards
Heartillery Group & Hero Helpers of America, Inc., have joined efforts for one the largest collections in town- AGAIN!
In partnership with
Well Wishes Collection
Goal: 2,000 cards
Received: 2,200 cards
Showing love and the spirit of gratitude doesn’t stop after the holidays. We continue on with messages of what we love most about our servicemen and women.
Hero Heart Collection
Goal: 100,000 cards AND 500 Care Packages
Received: 100,000 cards AND 1,200 care packages
Heartillery Group & Hero Helpers of America, Inc., have joined efforts for one the largest collections in town!
In partnership with
Valentine's Card Drive
Goal: 20,000 cards
As of 2/14/14, Heartillery received over 23,000 cards from all over the country and we are still counting! There is no room on this page to express the amazing response and rapid growth of our community. Thank you to:
- Norwood JWC
- Bulfinch Group
- Heroes Helpers of America
- FOX/CBS Boston
- Any many more!!
Holiday Mail to our Troops
Goal: 10,000 cards
Received: 15,342 cards!!
THANK YOU!!! Heartillery Group mailed them just in time for our troops to open them up on Christmas Day! Thank you to:
Norwood Veteran Affairs Office
and so many others!!