Supporting the Troops: PostcardMania Prints 50,000 Postcards for ‘Postcards From Home’ Program

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PostcardMania joins US 103.5’s “Postcards From Home” program to bring holiday wishes from Tampa Bay citizens to the troops overseas.

In support of the American troops, PostcardMania announced today that they have donated the design and printing of 50,000 holiday greetings postcards for American soldiers deployed overseas in coordination with US 103.5's "Postcards From Home" program. "Postcards From Home," sponsored by US 103.5 and radio personality, Skip Mahaffey, has been instrumental in sending out over 75,000 holiday postcards from listeners to troops overseas in the past six years. This year, with PostcardMania's help, they plan to surpass that number.

There are 300,000 American troops deployed around the world and the majority of them will not be home this holiday season. Tampa Bay citizens are being urged to convey their encouragement and thanks by sending a personal note to these soldiers via a postcard. The 50,000 postcards PostcardMania are printing are a series of holiday designs that are blank on the back side for Tampa Bay citizens to write their messages.

"Over the years we've heard from military personnel all over the world who have told us that these postcards helped them through a very lonely holiday season," said Skip Mahaffey.

Schools, churches, retirement homes and other organizations should call into US 103.5 to reserve postcards in the quantities they need by calling 813-832-1444. By November 10th, postcards should be dropped off to any Buddy's Home Furnishings location (http://www.buddyrents.com). This deadline is necessary to ensure all the postcards will arrive to the American troops overseas in time for the holidays.

"This is a really good thing that US 103.5 is doing," said Joy Gendusa, CEO of PostcardMania. "A simple postcard with a heartfelt message means so much to the men and women that are far away from home and missing their families."

Tampa Bay citizens can also tune into US 103.5 for more details of the program.

About PostcardMania:

Hailed as one of the 500 fastest growing privately-held companies in the USA by Inc. Magazine, PostcardMania was founded by Joy Gendusa in 1998, her only assets a computer and a phone. Today they are on a $15 million revenue run rate and employ over 135 people. PostcardMania was the first full-service postcard direct-mail marketing company to market to general businesses nation-wide and help them expand through the use of direct mail marketing techniques. Their services include graphic design, printing, highly-targeted mailing list acquisition and mailing services with free marketing advice. Visit their web site at http://www.postcardmania.com

About US 103.5:

US 103.5 http://www.thunder1035.com is part of Clear Channel Radio, a leading radio company focused on serving local communities across the U.S. with more than 110 million listeners choosing Clear Channel Radio programming each week. The company's content can be heard on AM/FM stations, HD digital radio channels, on the Internet, via iPods, through Motorola's iRadio cell-phone service, and via mobile-navigation devices from Cobra, Garmin, Kenwood and others. The company's operations include radio broadcasting, syndication and independent media representation. Clear Channel Radio is a division of Clear Channel Communications, Inc. (NYSE:CCU), a leading global media and entertainment company. More information on the company can be found at http://www.clearchannel.com.

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