Support Our Troops

Xerox, in conjunction with many generous partners (see below) is sending Holiday cards to our troops abroad.  All you have to do is click on the following link and follow the directions: Let’sSayThanks.com

Your card will be delivered along with a box of goodies to a soldier who won’t be able to come home to be with his family this Christmas/Hanukkah season.  And if just sending a card isn’t enough, then feel free to check out Give2TheTroops below where you can find out about other items our soldiers need.  Celebrate the spirit of giving!  Say thanks to our troops because even if we don’t them there, they’re there, protecting our country with their lives.

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Give2TheTroops ensures that all of the printed postcards are delivered to the troops in care packages filled with necessities and items to lift the troops’ spirits. Visit their Web site at www.Give2TheTroops.org for information on how you can contribute to their cause.

More about Give2TheTroops:
Give2TheTroops is a non-profit organization formed to support the physical, moral, and spiritual health of America’s armed forces in combat zones around the world through the letters and packages prepared and shipped by volunteers. It is incorporated and certified as a non-profit charitable organization. The organization is managed by volunteers who ensure that deployed U.S. military members in all branches of service are supported with letters and care packages.
Verio has graciously contributed a custom-built, complimentary managed hosting solution for the Let’s Say Thanks site – ensuring uptime, offering world-class support, managing security patch deployment and ensuring data backups.

More about Verio:
Verio Inc. enables companies to conduct business online, through hosting, applications and managed services serving the business needs of SMB companies and partners worldwide, and is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, which provides complementary global network access reaching over 200 countries worldwide. The company focuses on how to help companies and partners achieve their business goals with functional hosting solutions, applications and services that enable them to drive success online. Verio supports its operations with highly reliable and scalable global infrastructure and systems including the NTT Communications Global IP Network, and provides business solutions to customers and partners in more than 146 countries. More information can be found at www.verio.com.

SouthData has generously printed hundreds of thousands of the messages of support submitted through this Web site.

More about SouthData:
SouthData is a leader in document creation, processing and fulfillment. From long-term billing solutions to specialty one-time mailings, SouthData can help businesses increase efficiency and maximize profits. The company serves thousands of clients from coast to coast in a variety of industries.

Xerox has partnered with Boys & Girls Club chapters across the country to gather many of the designs on the front of the postcards sent through this site. In addition, in Atlanta the Brookhaven branch held a card drive that collected hundreds of cards for the troops.

More about Boys & Girls Clubs:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America comprises a national network of more than 3,900 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving some 4.6 million young people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.

The AIIM and ON DEMAND Conferences and Expos are sponsoring the program at its 2007 show in Boston, where attendees can visit the designated Let’s Say Thanks table in the exhibit hall, to sign printed postcards for the troops.

More about AIIM and ON DEMAND Conferences and Expos:
AIIM Conference & Expo is recognized as the world’s largest and most important annual event for the Enterprise Content & Information Management industry, encompassing the technologies and strategies used to capture, manage, share, and store documents and digital content, as well as how to make those mountains of information meaningful and actionable. For more information or to register visit www.aiimexpo.com.

ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the world’s leading Digital Printing Conference, encompassing all the technologies used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. For more information or to register, visit www.ondemandexpo.com.

QuantumDirect has generously printed hundreds of thousands of the messages of support submitted through this Web site.

More about QuantumDirect:
QuantumDirect, Inc. was founded in 1986 as a marketing services company. Over the past 20 years it has pioneered several advances in the industry, including the introduction of online direct mail ordering; online design tools for Web-to-print services; variable-data printing; digital color printing; 1:1 personalization; and customer-branded online marketing centers.

Xerographics has generously printed hundreds of thousands of the messages of support submitted through this Web site.

More about Xerographics:
For 20 years Xerographics has been an industry innovator. What started as a walk-in copy shop catering to small business has evolved into the largest digital printer in Orlando. Xerographics was the first to offer color copying to Orlando, the first to offer print-from-disk capabilities, and is now the first in Orlando to install the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press. Innovations like these and others have drawn customers to its doors and have led to valuable partnerships that have allowed Xerographics to grow along with its customers.

Manpower Inc.’s employees have graciously volunteered their personal time to review card messages sent through the Let’s Say Thanks Web site.

More about Manpower, Inc:
Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is a world leader in the employment services industry; creating and delivering services that enable our clients to win in the changing world of work. A $18 billion company, Manpower offers employers a range of services for the entire employment and business cycle including permanent, temporary and contract recruitment; employee assessment and selection; training; outplacement; outsourcing and consulting. Manpower’s worldwide network of our 4,400 offices in 73 countries and territories enables the company to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, including small and medium-size enterprises in all industry sectors, as well as the world’s largest multinational corporations. The focus of Manpower’s work is on raising productivity through improved quality, efficiency and cost-reduction across its total workforce, enabling clients to concentrate on their core business activities. Manpower Inc. operates under five brands: Manpower, Manpower Professional, Elan, Jefferson Wells and Right Management.

Rapid Solutions Group has generously printed hundreds of thousands of the messages of support submitted through this Web site.

More about Rapid Solutions Group™:
Rapid Solutions Group (RSG) is a leading provider of business communications. Capitalizing on experience in the financial services industry, RSG delivers solutions to industry leaders in healthcare, automotive and hospitality. RSG leverages technology to design, produce, publish and distribute printed and electronic media that delivers superior return on investment for clients. RSG’s coast-to-coast distributed production network delivers fast and secure communications and provides for mission critical, real-time disaster recovery. RSG’s proven solutions increase revenue and market share while reducing cost, improving productivity and mitigating risk for its clients. For more information, please visit www.rapidsolutionsgroup.com or call 1-877-RAPID-SG.

Cathedral Corporation has generously printed hundreds of thousands of postcards for card drives across the country.

More about Cathedral Corporation:
Founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of paperboard products, Cathedral Corporation currently delivers personalized financial communication programs, direct mail campaigns, and essential documents to over 5,000 business and non-profit organizations nationwide. With specialized expertise in eight industries, Cathedral is unique among communications companies in that it focuses on customized, targeted one-to-one print and electronic communication. The company tailors its comprehensive range of applications to each customer’s needs, including financial statements, healthcare EOBs, tax forms, refund checks, fundraising campaigns, and admissions programs.

The privately held, $20 million company is headquartered in a 55,000 square-foot facility in the former Griffiss Air Force Base commissary. Cathedral employs approximately 175 people at its locations in Rome, Buffalo, New York, and Lincoln, Rhode Island. For more information, please visit www.cathedralcorporation.com.

Digital Quickcolor has generously printed hundreds of thousands of the messages of support submitted through this Web site.

More about Sir Speedy Printing/Digital Quickcolor:
For almost two decades, Digital Quickcolor has led the industry in printing, providing the latest innovations in electronic publishing, digital file transfer, print-on-demand and short-run color printing to meet the needs of its business customers. As an integral part of the Sir Speedy network, Digital Quickcolor continues to expand its products and services by offering a complete suite of business document services including personalized 1-to-1 printing, direct mail services, and large signs, banners & posters. For more information, please visit www.sirspeedy.com/7509.

Rochester Institute of Technology has generously printed 2,000 postcards on the college’s iGen3® Digital Production Press for an on-campus card drive run by the school’s ROTC students.

More about Rochester Institute of Technology:
Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for students with hearing loss. More than 15,500 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RIT’s 340 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.

For nearly two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. The Princeton Review features RIT in its 2007 Best 361 Colleges rankings and named the university one of America’s “Most Wired Campuses.” RIT is also featured in Barron’s Best Buys in Education. For more information, please visit www.rit.edu.
Norfolk Southern has generously printed 6,000 postcards on their iGen3® Digital Production Press for a card drive run by their employees.

More about Norfolk Southern:
Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway subsidiary operates approximately 21,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serving every major container port in the eastern United States and providing superior connections to western rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is North America’s largest rail carrier of metals and automotive products.

Immediate Mailing Services has generously printed hundreds of thousands of the messages of support submitted through this Web site.

More about Immediate Mailing Services:
IMS was established in 1986 to provide the Central New York business community with presort and direct mail marketing services. Since then IMS has extended its reach beyond the Central New York market to serve thousands of customers on a national level. IMS has evolved into a complete integrated mail service provider. IMS clientele include a number of top financial service organizations, banks, credit unions, insurance underwriters, and medical and healthcare service providers. They also serve numerous colleges/universities, transportation service providers, nonprofit organizations, solicitation agencies, government agencies, and a wide range of private sector companies and ancillary service providers.

Several student groups at the University of Rochester, including Kappa Delta sorority, Alpha Delta Iota, Delta Psi, Sigma Alpha Mu andTheta Delta Chi fraternities, U of R College Republicans and the U of R Golden Key Honour Society, recently coordinated a special card drive for the troops with the campus community.

More about the University of Rochester:

The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation’s leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing and the Memorial Art Gallery.

More about Operation Gratitude:

Operation Gratitude ( www.operationgratitude.com ) is the California- based 501 (c) (3) non-profit, all-volunteer organization that annually sends 100,000+ care packages of snacks, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions such as Iraq and Afghanistan, and on military ships at sea.  Its mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and to express to all troops the appreciation and support of the American people.  Since its inception in March, 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 350,000 packages to American troops deployed overseas.

Sleepy’s is including Let’s Say Thanks cards in its promotion to send pillows to deployed troop members.

More about Sleepy’s:

Sleepy’s, The Mattress Professionals (www.sleepys.com) is a privately-owned four generation company with over 700 locations in 11 states, spanning from Vermont to Virginia. Owing much of their success to the communities that surround their showrooms and distribution centers, the Sleepy’s family gives back through participation in holiday food drives, coat and toy drives, partnering with the Salvation Army, United Way, organizations against domestic violence, and various local drama and sports events.

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