Serving those who serve us!


Dec11
2014

Help Needed with Rising Shipping Costs

by Project TLC  

USPSProject Rudolph USA is in a pickle. Standard rates for packages shipped via USPS have increased 50% since last year. Here is a note from Ray, our shipping man:

“Did anyone notice that the Post Office has increased the cost of standard shipping by about 50% since last year?
I priced out shipping a box that is 19″x24″x19″ that weighs 40lb 10oz going to an APO address. The cost is $70.12. I choked, then I looked at last years records and a box that was 19x24x19 and weighed 40lb 13oz, cost $45.20 to ship to the same APO address…. That is an increase of $25.00 for 1 box. I have at least 20 boxes that size to ship ( which is only 3000 bags). They will have an added cost of $500.00 over last years shipping cost. At that rate, we will incur almost $1700.00 in shipping costs over last year, in shipping 10,000 bags. Last year it cost about $1.13 per lb to ship. This year will cost about $1.76 per lb to ship.”

Please dig deep in your pockets and donate a few extra dollars, we need it. We normally have all of our boxes shipped downrange by now, but due to a lack of manpower, changes to customs forms and the increase in shipping costs we have a tractor trailor filled with boxes waiting to be shipped.

You can also send a donation via paypal directly to projectrudolphusa@gmail.com

If you live in the Magic Valley and can help with customs forms, packing and transporting of boxes to the Post Office, please contact Ray at rca@woodnweld.com.

You can also donate through Go Fund Me at this link: http://www.gofundme.com/PRshipping

Oct10
2014

Project Rudolph Fall Festival Nov. 8th and Bagging Activity Nov. 20th

by Project TLC  

Project Rudolph Fall Festival – Nov 8th – 12-4pm at the CSI center in Burley

Game booths, Bake Sale, Craft sale, Kiddie train, photo booth, Work center for Project Rudolph for letter writing, bag decorating and such
We need people, groups, businesses, clubs, whatever…..who would be willing to sponsor a booth for the Festival. We have face painting and a photo booth and a train ride, that is all so far. People would need to set up and take down and decorate their own area. We would prefer that they also provide their own prizes for their activity. That could consist of toys or treats. (Zurchers or Oriental trading would be best for toys) Setup up would begin at 10:00am. It will be a ticketed event so the booths would not need to deal with cash, only the taking of tickets. The internet is full of ideas for carnival games.

Bake Sale – People can bring home baked items and home made candies to be sold at the event.

Pumpkin Recipe Competition – We will hold a competition for the best tasting pumpkin recipe!!! This could be soup, dessert, drink……whatever.

Craft booths – There will be a $25.00 charge for a craft booth, or people can donate a craft item for sale at the Festival.

This event would be great for scout troops needing service hours, young women, Community clubs, etc.

Project Rudolph Bagging Activity – Thursday Nov 20th @ BJHS 5-8pm

The public is invited to come and assemble bags for shipping. Donations will be accepted at the door, but we would much prefer to have them sooner so they can be tagged and organized.

Come join us for these events and help make Christmas special for our troops!

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Sep03
2014

The $5 Challenge to Help Make This Christmas Special for our Troops

by Project TLC  

We at Project Rudolph challenge each of our friends and fans to donate at least $5 to Project Rudolph. If each of our 613 Facebook fans donated just $5 we would have $3,065, just about enough money to cover shipping to send 10,000 Christmas bags downrange.

Please consider donating. The address to mail donations is:

Project Rudolph
600 S. Wilson
Oakley ID 83346

Please make checks payable to “Project Rudolph”.

You can also donate via credit card through PayPal. Just click the link below and enter $5, or whatever amount you’d like to donate.






The best thing? No bucket of ice water or video camera necessary to complete this challenge!

We thank you! And our soldiers thank you!

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May10
2014

RUN FOR A CAUSE!

by Project TLC  

Help Project Rudolph by using the code word “Rudolph” when registering for the Viking Man Run this August!!!! When doing so, a percentage of the registration fees will help provide the fees needed to ship gift bags to the troops for Christmas!!!!

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Jan25
2014

Bullying and support for our angel Ceilidha

by Project TLC  

We were the NMFA in 2010 and I know lots of kids are dealing with bullying, especially military kids. Showing each other we are a military family and support each other sends a strong message to our military kids… They are NOT alone!!

I am requesting your help.

My husband is a flight medic who has spent 27 months in Iraq and Afghanistan medevacing our wounded service men and women. While he was deployed multiple times, we started a charity, Operation Angel visiting the wounded at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. We handed out more than 20,000 “Angel Bags” to the wounded there over the last 8 years. My daughter was the reason the charity began, she has a HUGE heart.

On Nov 1, we moved from Germany to Fort Campbell and on Jan 2 my husband deployed to Afghanistan for 7-9 months. My daughter started in public school and almost immediately started getting picked on because she is struggling to get caught up in math. She is 10 years old, and has been called a Nazi and told to go back to Germany multiple times. After all the bullying Ceilidha has gone through, I decided to go ahead and follow through with a quip she made about having a book of all the tough soldiers who support her.

So, I am asking for soldiers/Sailors/Airmen/and Marines, if you could take a photo of yourself, in uniform, with a written sign of some sort, showing your support of love for Ceilidha and e-mail that to medevac07@gmail.com.

Then for my other friends from around the world, if you want to do the same, I will put together a couple of photo books of support for her. If you are in Hawaii, maybe a paper that says “Sending our Love from Hawaii” or something like that, so she can see that she has support from around the world to help her get through this rough transition. She can carry them in her backpack and when she feels alone, she can look and see all the support and love she has.

Military kids deal with a lot and I think knowing she has an international community rallying around her, and that her Military family supports her, is a huge thing.

Feel free to share this. I think the more photos of support I can get for her, the better.

Thanks everyone!
Tawny Campbell

The following are of photos of Ceilidha. The first one she is 3 and pushing an amputee through the hospital halls at LRMC.
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The second one is her being given a purple heart by a soldier.
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The third is her just after goodbye to her dad earlier this month. He had just walked out the door on his way to fly out.
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Oct18
2013

Project Rudolph Bagging Activity – Burley, Idaho

by Project TLC  

Please put Nov. 20 on your calendar!!!!! That will be our annual major bagging activity at Burley Junior High School from 5-8 pm. We need about 30 volunteers to man the stations….ready to go at 5:00!!! So please arrive a few minutes early so we can place you.

Donations will be accepted on site, however we would like as much as possible before hand so they can be separated and processed. Donation boxes are in place at DL Evans banks in Rupert and Burley, PMT offices in Rupert and Burley, Chamber of Commerce building in Heyburn, and at The Book Plaza in Burley. If you are closer to Twin Falls, I have a daughter in Hansen who would be glad to make arrangements for pick-up. Contact me for her number.

If you do not live in the area, you can mail donations to us, but our last shipping date is Dec 10…and that is pushing it!! So the sooner the better to insure your donations will be used this year. If they arrive too late, they will be boxed up and saved for next year.

Project Rudolph
600 S. Wilson
Oakley, ID 83346

Our greatest need this year is decorated paper lunch bags 5×11 in size along with the letters and ornaments!!! Flat and unbreakable ornaments 2″-5″ across. Please, no paper, thin foamies, or pipe cleaner ornaments – they don’t maintain their shape in shipping! And their life span is relatively short. We are hoping for ornaments that will last for years to come for our service men and women. Write on each ornament “Project Rudolph” and the state from which it comes. (Project Rudolph – Indiana for example)

Once again we wish to express our sincere appreciation for all those who have contributed to Project Rudolph this year and in years previous. We can’t do this without YOU!!!!! You have blessed our lives immensely, let alone those thousands of men and women who have been the recipients of Project Rudolph bags……over 50,000 of them!!!!!!

Sep18
2013

Gearing up for Project Rudolph 2013!

by Project TLC  

Yes, it is that time of year again!!!! PROJECT RUDOLPH is up and running once again.

We are fielding phone calls from all around asking about Project Rudolph and how people can help. We are currently working on some funding, which we are always in need of. We have been approved for one grant and are working on another. In the meantime, monies are still needed to cover the costs of mailings, supplies, ornaments, candy, and shipping. If you are feeling a little flush, we would love to be the recipient of your kindness!!

We currently have an exchange student from Russia helping with ornaments to help achieve service hours she is in need of. Keep your ears open!!! There are always things people can do!!! Examples would be; making ornaments, tagging ornaments as they come in, writing letters, holding letter writing parties or events, running a candy drive at local schools and stores, writing letters and decorating paper lunch sacks. Involve church, community, or youth groups in these things!! Set out donation boxes in your places of worship, schools, or at your workplace!!!! Get a group together for weekly , or bi-weekly work activities . The more the merrier!!! It is FUN to work together in the Spirit of giving … especially for Christmas!!!! People as young as 2 & 3 or as not-so-young as 100 have the abilities it takes to cheer up one another.

We are very short of some items this year. CANDY!!! WE NEED CANDY!!!! Individually wrapped candies (NO Halloween logos please!!) Included in that are also the fun-sized candy bars. Yes, chocolate is perfectly OK. We also need boxes of full sized Candy Canes. We have a good start on ornaments, but many more are needed!

Letters are always in need. We have several hundred that are now 2-3 yrs old and will need some editing as dates had been written on many of them. PLEASE remember to NOT PUT A DATE ON ANYTHING!!!!!! It makes it very hard to use leftovers when they have last years’ date on them.

Our goal is to be able to send out 15,000 gift bags!!! 10,000 of that coming from the states, the rest from our volunteers in Germany. Can we do it???? YES!!!!! It will take a lot of work and a LOT of help from the community!!

Please visit our website at www.projectrudolph.org for guidelines and further information. Feel free to contact us at rca@woodnweld.com with any questions you may have.

Thank you for ALL your past help and we look forward to a most wonderful 2013 Christmas Season!!!!!

Ray and Cheri Archibald
Project Rudolph Stateside Directors

Nov04
2012

Candy Update

by Project TLC  

Please ship all candy donations to:

Ray & Cheri Archibald
600 S Wilson
Oakley, Id 83346

Germany has all they need!

Oct16
2012

Project Rudolph Update

by Project TLC  

Wow, it is time already to once again send Project Rudolph bags for Christmas!! whew, that was a fast year!!

We are already getting phone calls from around the state AND the nation asking about Project Rudolph! We have a date set for our Bagging activity …NOV 20th…. from 5-8 at the Burley Jr High School. All items need to be donated by Nov 10 so we can process and organize them to be used at that activity.

We received a sizeable donation from Wal-Mart and with other donations that have come through we are down to only needing abt $500 more!!!

We are low on ornaments and so we are encouraging people to purchase or make ornaments for us to use. Guidelines can be found on our website – CLICK HERE.

I need some volunteers to help at the bagging activity. If you are able to come and donate some time to help out, please let me know!!

I am also needing some youth to run a candy drive for me. it would be great for a scout troop or youth group to do!!! Contact me and I’ll give you some details. Again, guidelines are here on the website.

Donations tubs are in place at DL Evans, PMT, and The Book Plaza.

Spread the word for us and let’s have a successful year. Our goal is 15,000 bags total. Last year Germany did more the WE did!!!!

Any questions…..just ask!!!

Thanks!!

Cheri Archibald

Nov24
2011

Abrey Adams Photography and Echoplex Team up with Project Rudolph

by Project TLC  

Click to see the video on Facebook!

Abrey Adams Photography is teaming up with Project Rudolph to provide an opportunity for you to serve during the holidays AND get a FREE Photo with Santa during our “Santa In The Studio” event!!

[Please watch the video for more details]
Abrey Adams Photography and Project Rudolph are asking you and your families to write a minimum of ONLY 15 Letters to a Service Member expressing your support and appreciation for their service. These letters along with thousands of others will be shipped overseas in decorated Christmas bags to bring some Holiday warmth to them while they are away from their families during the holidays.

[Letters have guidelines so PLEASE watch the video OR visit http://www.projectrudolph.org/letters.html]

Bring your 15 letters (or more) to the studio between November 25th to December 5th in a manilla envelope and leave them in the Project Rudolph Drop Box. Be sure to include the following information for the studio so we can mark you down for your FREE Photo:
Your Name, Telephone Number, & The Day you would like to come into the studio during our event. [The options are December 16th or 17th Between 5pm & 7pm both days]

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below (on Facebook) OR email her at abrey@abreyadamsphoto.com

“Serve THOSE Who Serve US!!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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