Monday, October 18, 2010

Destination Confirmation

If you are concerned about your quilts when you send them off, do what I do. Pay a little more at the post office for “Delivery Confirmation” and you will be able to go on-line to track where your package is and when it was received. I have found it very helpful with each and every quilt that I have sent off in the past few years. It’s good to remember that Red Cross volunteers and chaplains are very busy in their work with our veterans and this simple step relieves them of the responsibility of sending of letters for each and every quilt. I also include a note in the package thanking the volunteer/chaplain for their service, too. And I also remind them that I do not need a thank you note since I’ve used delivery confirmation.

Hope this idea is helpful, Bonnie Camp (Waukesha, WI)


About the concern for whether our quilts get to their destinations, I have the following suggestion:

I include a self-addressed, stamped post card with the quilt, etc. I ask the point of contact person to mail it back to me. You can purchase already stamped post cards at the post office for $.28 each which is a small sum to pay for the piece of mind knowing your quilt was delivered to the intended person.
Marti Zimmerle

1 comment:

  1. Bonnie and others might like to know that purchasing and printing a Priority Mail label online at the USPS website will not only give a slight discount on the postage but also free Delivery Confirmation.