Christmas Letters for the Troopsby How You Can Give Back on 12/1/2007
Many years ago, a young Jessica Winowski visited All American Screen Printing and Embroidery with her Girl Scout troop. After touring the facility and seeing the production of T-shirts designed especially for their group, the girls were invited to write colorful cards and letters to men and women in the service. Each letter went into a gift package with a patriotic T-shirt from All American.
Recently, when Jessica's 15-year-old sister received an English assignment to "pay it forward" by helping the organization of her choice, Jessica (now a Future Professional at Paul Mitchell The School – Sterling Heights) remembered her visit to All American.
Jessica and her sister couldn't have chosen a better time to contact All American, said owner Christine Del Vecchio. A soldier had just written to the company, asking them to help boost the morale of 500 soldiers serving with him.
"When my sister said they wanted her to get 500 letters, I told her I could get at least 150 through my school," Jessica says. She e-mailed all of the Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools and quickly received over 900 letters. "They came in from all over the country. It was very touching and made me realize how many people care about our troops."