Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical Blog: Posts Tagged ‘a million thanks’

Our Thanksgiving Tradition

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Hi, I’m just now delivering the most beautiful letters to the troops from Lennox Cox Community School, St. Mark’s School, and the lovely Daughters of the Revolution of Antelope Valley. Being a drop of location for “A Million Thanks” and helping to deliver heartfelt letters of gratitude to the brave active duty Soldiers and wounded Veterans has been an honor.

I wanted to share with you a little Thanksgiving tradition we have at our home that seems to make everyone feel grateful and reminds us we are ALL one big family:

We put out a bowl of crafty stuff, blank cards, and some pens. Everyone is invited to write a personal “thank you” note to someone serving in our military.

No pressure. What’s nice is that the letters will be delivered for Christmas and it really means so much to the soldiers to know that they are cared about when they are away during the holidays.

If you want to try it at your Thanksgiving, great! Please drop off your letters at Kilowatt or give them to your service tech, and I will make sure they are delivered.

Happy Thanksgiving friends,
Lisa Gilford

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“Operation Gratitude” and “A Million Thanks”

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Every year our friends and customers write thousands of Holiday cards to active duty soldiers and wounded veterans and drop them off at our office in Sherman Oaks. We work with “Operation Gratitude” and “A Million Thanks” to make sure that those letters are delivered in time to raise spirits and make the brave men and women who keep us safe feel appreciated.

Thanks friends for participating!

If you would like to submit a holiday card (or holiday cards!); you can either drop them off in person or mail them in a envelope to:

Kilowatt Air Conditioning, Heating, Electric & Solar
4925 Sepulveda Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


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A Million Thanks – Letters For U.S. Troops

Friday, September 12th, 2014

For several years now Kilowatt has been a drop off location for a Million Thanks.  Collecting letters has been an honor and a source of inspiration for everyone who works here. Here’s how it works: Customers give a hand written note of thanks to their service technician or AC installer, and we make sure it is delivered to an active duty soldier or wounded veteran. Simple. We also work with Operation Gratitude.  Sometimes boxes filled with letters and cards are delivered to our office from schools or churches in Los Angeles and we happily make sure that every beautiful letter is delivered. We all feel honored to participate.


Custom card.

If you want to send a letter or card to a soldier we will make sure it gets to someone who will appreciate it. Sometimes the soldiers keep these letters in their pockets when they go out on missions. The kids letters are so cute and funny, the soldiers get a big kick out of them. Your appreciation really helps keep their morale up.

Here are a few letter writing tips:

  1. Do not put letters or cards in individual envelopes or include additional postage. 
  2. Send multiple letters together in the same envelope or box.
  3. Do not send edible items or other care package items.
  4. Do not use glitter, confetti, or anything that is not securely attached to the letter or card.
  5. Only include positive messages. Any negative messages will be discarded.
  6. Be creative! Draw pictures, talk about you, and let them know their service does not go unnoticed.
  7. Include your address or email address if you wish. Most military will write back to you!
  8. *Attention parents and/or teachers of minors: We ask that you review the letters your kids write to ensure you are comfortable with the address/method by which they are asking for return military correspondence.
  9. *Attention parents and/or teachers of young children: We ask that if children are too young to include a message of thanks, please write one on their behalf so our service members get a message along with a drawing.
You may also drop off or mail to:
Kilowatt Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical
4925 Sepulveda Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


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