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Disclaimer - Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature. Always be sure to research the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles.


1 - 2 hrs


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How Often Is This Offered?


Age Range

  • K - 2nd
  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Create handwritten, heartfelt notes to our deployed troops. Send some good thoughts and messages to soldiers who are far from home.

What's Needed To Complete

Any kind of paper, pens, markers, crayons of your choice.  If possible, please place note in an unsealed envelope. We will add a star from an American flag.

Whose Help Is Required

For mailing.

Special Requirements

No glitter or confetti, please.

How It Makes A Difference

Every care package shipped to our deployed troops, contains a "note from home".  Additionally, we are serving 50,000 troops in Germany.  These letters connect our soldiers/sailors back to home with your notes of inspiration and gratitude.

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Review the instructions and if you have questions, email Trish Shallenberger at 1. Make a personal goal of the # of letters you would like to write. 2. Gather your supplies. 3. Write a letter that speaks from your heart. Start with a note and/or happy picture. 4. For suggestions and guidelines, visit 5. Mail your cards to: A Soldier's Hands, 2277 Oak Leaf Drive, State College, PA 16803 *If you want to receive credit for community service hours, take a picture of your cards and upload to the Change® ® ® ®'s impact form, completing the questionnaire. Then email, letting them know you have completed the impact form and need verification for your community service hours.

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