"Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven." ~ Matthew 5:16

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ACTS OF APPRECIATION

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1 Saddleback Pkwy

Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Here are some guidelines to get you started:

Notes from Home


  • Address "Dear Hero" or "Dear Service-Member" (we send to Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors). Keep it gender-neutral.
  • Use a decorative card or something handmade (a quarter-folded 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper works well)
  • Do not include any personal contact information such as last names, email addresses, phone numbers, etc.
  • Do not enclose in an envelope
  • Be encouraging and uplifting letting them know their service to our country is appreciated
  • You can say you are praying for them and add a Bible verse
  • Feel free to express anything from current headlines, sports, weather, but refrain from anything political
  • You can share life experiences, remembering to keep it positive
  • Refrain from wishing a happy holiday so we can send them anytime


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A handwritten card is included in each goody bag we send. Many of our troops do not even get a card on their birthday, so notes like these are very meaningful. Many recipients write to us and say how happy it makes them to know they are not forgotten as they serve in faraway places. We encourage you to write notes of appreciation to our troops as often as you are able. Get your small group, classroom, girl or boy scout troop involved.


Cards are needed every other month and we can never have too many! Drop completed notes off to Saddleback's church office at 1 Saddleback Pkwy, Lake Forest, CA in a large envelope addressed to "Michelle Thune."

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 Testimonials 

In the words of our volunteers, "It is truly a blessing to serve those serving our country." Read more

Thank You Letters

Our mailbox overflows with notes from military personnel and families. Get your tissues ready to read these heartfelt thank you's.

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