Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2008)- Dancing with the Stars winner, Brooke Burke, and CardsDirect.com hosted a Holiday Card Drive along with the organization, “For the Troops“, by personally signing and sending over 1,000 eco-friendly cards to men and women of the armed services stationed overseas.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds from sales of Burke’s Cardsdirect.com “Cards of Choice” shown below go to charity in an effort to help fund the continued sending of packages to troops throughout the holiday season. CardsDirect.com is a leader in personalized greeting cards for consumers and Fortune 500 companies alike.
Burke was joined by CardsDirect.com CEO Ward Mahowald and fifty volunteers from For The Troops, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sending care packages to front line troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“While we approach a new year with a new administration, it’s so important to remember that there are still men and women in active duty overseas,” said Burke, who herself signed and personalized many of the CardsDirect.com greeting cards. “I wanted to personally thank them, especially those who will not be able to come home to their families for the holidays.”
To help encourage consumers to support this initiative, CardsDirect.com will donate twenty percent of proceeds on sales of these three “Cards of Choice” to the foundation to help them to continue to send greetings and care packages to the troops throughout the holiday season.
All of the cards provided by CardsDirect and signed at event are part of the new CardsDirect design exclusive collection of 100% recycled greeting cards and are available for purchase at www.cardsdirect.com.
How You Can Participate
Purchase any of these three card designs before December 31, 2008 and twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to For The Troops. These funds will be used to send care packages to our front line troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The packages will contain such items as food snacks, DVDs, CDs, batteries, personal care items and magazines. Click the cards below for more information. Each card will include your custom imprinted verse, personalization and a matching envelope.
CardsDirect.com, Ms. Burke and the card signing drive were featured December 5 on the NBC television show Extra.