I first want to say that this project is very near and dear to my heart. now on with what I am saying. We all have asked our recruit "Is there anyone NOT receiving mail?" only to responded back with a "Im not sure, or I don't know" It broke my heat to know that a kid was going thru Boot alone, with no a single letter from anyone, Not a pat on the back, not a Hey I'm so proud of you! Nothing. Well after Talking with a very nice Yeoman at RTC a few recruiters, a school and researching how to work with the system I have GREAT NEWS! All it will cost you is a stamp, 2 envelopes a letter and your time. Still game? Well Keep reading because have I got a proposition for YOU! We can reach these stand alones by reaching out to the entire division. What is needed from you is an encouraging letter that is not gender specific, think of what you would want your own recruit to hear, you can include your address so the recruit(s) can write you back, Address the envelope to "Sailor Recruit" your address in the left hand corner as usual, (you do not need a stamp on that envelope, Put that envelope into another envelope and mail them to me (I need 100 to go out to a division you can also include letters to the RDC's) Unfortunately The post office will not have a P.O. Box available for me Until after the 1st of December but you can mail them to my personal address until then (Please add me as a friend and mail me for my address) My hope is to get the first batch sent out by the first week of December (Please remember that if you are sending a card make the envelope white and not decorated) I will not read your letters although the RDC's may so keep them "G" rated! I already have the box ready to send to RTC I just need the letters. Ladies and gentlemen I feel this seed was planted with me because I know where to find the best gardeners to make this project grow. So lets make this grow ladies!!!
What a great idea. I have sent you a 'friend' request. Once you receive will you provide your address so that I can get a letter in the mail to you?
It is nice if you can get the specific name of a SR in your own SR's division and address the letter to that SR so that he/she can have the honor of hearing their name called at mail call!
lynette: See my comment above to kms. If your SR has the name of a buddy in his/her division not receiving mail, they can give it to you and you can write that SR a letter personally so they can hear their name called at mail call. They LOVE that.
Just to clarify....you are addressing the box of letters for the division to a specific SR, right? They will not deliver the box without it being addressed to an actual SR. It is ok for the letters inside to be addressed to a general recruit but not on the box.
We had a Middle school class write enough letters to cover a whole division. But without a specific SR's name in the address field. The Whole packet, all 100 Letters were returned to us. The letters have not gone to waste, as I also, have a letter writing campaign and just have to be patient. Names ALWAYS come through. And I am still using the letters. This happened with the 10/30/15 PIR Group
Yes! I will do it too! Did you get a PO BOX? I will send you a friend request.