Military Family Instructions

Heartbeat Christmas Wish
Military Family Instructions

Thank you so much for allowing Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors® to be a part of your family’s holiday.

Heartbeat Christmas Wish is a way for the community to thank you for the sacrifices your family has made for freedom.

Below are a few instructions to help everything run smoothly:

1.  Please fill out the Military Family Information Form (link below) and submit it online after reading these instructions.  
Gold Star families — spouses/children 17 and under — can apply on the same form (*For Post 9/11 Gold Star Families We need documentation showing that the individual was released or discharge from active duty due to his or her death or documentation you are enrolled in a Survivor Benefit Program*).

*** PLEASE NOTE *** 
Heartbeat depends on the communities to step up to adopt, so there is no guarantee your family will be adopted until your community family contacts you. It will be on a first come first served basis.
Communication is very important. Please respond when the family or business that is adopting you contacts you.

*** IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WASHINGTON STATE ***
** We can only try to match families in other states IF communities contact us asking to adopt in the Warrior’s area. IF you are outside of WA state and want to be adopted please email Janice: janice@heartbeatforwarriors.org
 ** Do NOT sign up online. **

2.  The Adopting Community Family with Heartbeat will be given your family’s name, address, telephone number and wish list. The Community Family will contact you directly to arrange a drop off time and location. The Community Family may also call to ask questions about your Christmas Wish List.

Please be sure to respond to the Community Family or Volunteer Assistant as quickly as possible. The Community Family will say they are adopting you through Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors when they telephone you.

3.  Christmas Wish List: The information form asks for your children’s names, sizes and for special interests. Your Community Family may choose to buy either clothes or toys or both. Please provide specific recommendations for your Community Family. You may list as many items as you wish to give them a better chance of finding something special (this does not mean everything listed will be bought, but gives your Community Family some ideas).   Please fill out the wish list completely with multiple ideas for your adopting family to choose from.

Only children 17 yrs and under and living at home as part of the wounded warrior family are considered for Christmas wish. Thank you!

Applications filled in with just: toys, or clothes will NOT be accepted.  If you’d like, you can give websites or store names that have the items on the wish list you are completing. IF you give websites for the toys/clothes ideas, please provide the exact link and the list to make it all crystal clear for your adopting family. 

The Community Families are giving because they are grateful. Please DO NOT put big ticket items on your wish list such as Big Screen TV, X-Box, Wii, PlayStation, cars, laptops, furniture or musical instruments. These community families are giving out of the goodness of their hearts because they are grateful for your service, PLEASE DO NOT list gifts on your wish list that are more than $65 each. In addition, please do not ask for anything, including apparel, of the NFL teams including seahawks (because of their UN -Patriotic actions).

4.  Your gifts may also come with a personal card from your Community Family and possibly a correspondence address. It is entirely up to you whether you respond or not. If you do wish to respond, you need not send them your return address. You may send the letter with no return address on the envelope. It is important that you feel comfortable with Heartbeat Christmas Wish.

Thank you for all you do!

If you have any questions regarding Heartbeat Christmas Wish, please contact us!

 Click Here for the Military Family Information Form

Heartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors®: Let the Healing Begin...®