I would also recommend Project Write2Them www.write2them.org
It is a great organization similar to Sandbox. I shared the email info with other family and friends who then used it to send mail to our 2021. I did include pictures and such and there were never issues. It is a 501(c)3 nonprofit and they really look out for their subscribers. For example, someone reached out to me after I purchased a 2 month subscription to tell me that they'd adjusted my subscription because of the following--and
they refunded me the prorated amount:
You are only going to need the service until Indoc is over. At that time your cadet will have some access to his cell phone and an email account at USMMA.
I am going to see what dates I put in on the auto fill for USMMA. It should have an end date of 7/17/17.
I will process a refund by the end of the day.
You can add up to 30 different family members and friends on the account too.
Each morning all the emails that come in the day before are processed, combined into a multi-page letter and sent out.
We will be processing mail tomorrow (no days off until mid August for us!) but they go out until Wedneday.
Have a great 4th!
BTW I love it on the New Year's Eve show on ABC, they almost always have some cadets from USMMA there in uniform!
Here is some more information about Project Write2Them:
Welcome to Project Write2Them!
It just got easier to stay in touch with (plebe name) while at basic training/boot camp.
Project Write2Them is a nonprofit organization that turns email into letters from home™. (Subscriber name) has given you access to this cost-free service, so you may now send emails to (plebe name) at any time, from anywhere -- and (plebe name)will receive a postmarked letter at the basic training or boot camp address.
How does it work?
- Send emails any time, from anywhere. Simply email (email specific for each plebe) from your computer or smartphone, and Project Write2Them takes care of the rest. Letters get mailed daily via the U.S. Postal Service, and you get notification when your email is included in a letter to (plebe name).
- Send emails as often as you like. Project Write2Them provides this service to help improve the morale of new military members by making sure their name gets called during "mail call". The more frequently you send emails to (plebe name), the more letters we mail out and the busier "mail call" gets.
- Share pictures by attaching image files (.gif, .jpg, .png) to your emails that fit within the 5MB size limit per message. Please make sure that all pictures are in good taste so that (plebe name) stays out of trouble.
- Personalize your messages with a profile picture of yourself. Just email the photo you would like to use to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will print it in each letter next to the emails you send. You can change the photo as often as you like.
We hope you make use of this service to keep in touch with (plebe name). There is absolutely no cost to you, and your email address will not be sold to or shared with any third party.
As a nonprofit organization, Project Write2Them relies on donations to provide this service to new service members, their families and friends. Please visit http://www.write2them.org/donate
to see how you can help.