REDONDO BEACH, CA, August 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Architectural Mailboxes, LLC announced today that it plans to celebrate Veteran's Day by hosting a contest to honor the original letter-writers, members of the U.S. Military. As a token of its gratitude for the sacrifices made by American veterans, Architectural Mailboxes will gift one retired member of the Armed Forces with a domestic round-trip airline ticket (of up to $750) to anywhere in the United States to reunite with a friend or relative on this all-important holiday (http://www.architecturalmailboxes.com).---
The contest starts today and will continue through October 15, 2013. Anyone can enter, but only a former servicemember is eligible to receive the prizewinning airline ticket.
Participation is simple: applicants need to visit Architectural Mailboxes' Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ArchitecturalMailboxes) and upload a picture of a handwritten note, card or original correspondence received by or from the veteran while he or she was on active duty, along with the accompanying postmarked envelope. Applicants must also post a story with their photo detailing why the veteran should be reunited with his or her military pen pal. The most unusual, heartfelt or funny photo & story combinations will have the greatest chance of winning.
The winning participant will be personally chosen by Architectural Mailboxes' founders, husband-and-wife team, Vanessa Troyer and Chris Farentinos. Giving back to veterans on such an important day is second nature to the philanthropic couple. "We have family members and friends who've served in the military," says Troyer. "Email is convenient, but there's nothing like opening the mailbox and seeing a handwritten letter from a loved one waiting. We want to give thanks to these dedicated letter-writers by reconnecting a very deserving veteran with a former pen pal."
The winning entrant will (naturally) be notified by mail on or before October 25, 2013. He or she will then be flown to the U.S. city of their choice to commemorate an unforgettable Veteran's Day.
Architectural Mailboxes encourages everyone to take a moment and show appreciation for a current or former service member - on Veteran's Day, and every day.
For more information, please visit Architectural Mailboxes online, at
About Architectural Mailboxes:
Chris Farentinos and Vanessa Troyer are the founders of Architectural Mailboxes. Farentinos serves as President, bringing 25 years of consumer product experience. Troyer serves as the Company CEO with 30 years of service in the postal products, commercial construction and product management fields. Troyer and Farentinos proudly support a number of charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Home Aid (which provides shelter to victims of domestic violence), Cystic Fibrosis, Santa Paws and the Surfrider Foundation. Troyer is also an active member of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council, as well as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, through which she mentors young women of color.
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