Good Morning everyone!!!
I thought I’d let you know how Project Rudolph is coming along. We always worry at this point whether or not things are really going to happen, but we have learned that to our surprise, many people are working on Project Rudolph without our knowledge. It is not until packages arrive in the mail that we have any idea as to how wide spread Project Rudolph has become.
Just this month a small article was included on the inside back cover of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts Magazine – Holiday 2011!!! YEAH!! A prospective Eagle Scout called from California with several well thought out questions as he wants to do this for his Eagle Scout Project. Several packages have been received from Minnesota where a woman headed up a project with an area school, scout group, and friends ….with a sizeable cash donation!!! Germany received several boxes from Rhode Island craft group full of wonderfully painted wooden ornaments.
Our monetary donations are way down this year and our concern as to whether or not we will be able to cover our expenses grows. Our Germany groups has the same problem. Does that speak to our economy or what!?!?!
These are our current numbers of item on hand, ready to go!!! Remember, our goal for the states is 10,000 of each item!!!
Candy……………………………..???? (Haven’t counted but we need MUCH more!!!!)
As you can see, we don’t need any more bags. I know that a local school has over 1,000 more for us. We won’t turn any down they will just be stored until next year.
Realize that the difference between an youth letter and an adult letter is all about the content, not the age of the writer. A letter that is at least 4 lines long expressing sincere appreciation and well wishes is considered an adult letter , no matter what the age of the writer!! A one or two line inscription in a Christmas card is a youth letter. I encourage helpers to write another note on the opposite side of the card and can then put it in the “adult” tub. We feel that our service men and women deserve more than a short “Thank you for your service,. Merry Christmas.” I know that ALL of our writers mean well, and we truly DO appreciate their time and effort.
The ornaments we are getting in are fun to see. Beautifully scrolled wooden ornaments, small knitted mittens and snowflakes, beaded creations, and laminated paper ornaments have been arriving. Please remember to write on the back of each ornament “Project Rudolph – Idaho”, or whatever state it is coming from.
DO NOT WRITE A DATE ON ANYTHING!!!! It is a wonderful idea, and we did this our first two years, but then we started having leftovers and problems . We can not always change a date without messing up the item, so we found it best to have undated materials that can then be used at a later time.
We want to thank all of you for your support!!! We couldn’t do this without your help!!!
Please share our website and facebook pages with your friends and groups as you can see we are far from our goals!!!! Project Rudolph USA and Project Rudolph Germany are the Facebook pages.
Ray and Cheri Archibald
600 S. Wilson
Oakley, ID 83346
208 862 3883
208 300 0197