Thursday, November 17, 2011

Create a Care Package for our US Soldiers

Go to to create your own care package for our US soldiers.  They started out sending books, CD's and DVD's to our military men.  What a welcome item a book would be to a solider especially who has had multiple deployments.  On their site is a wish list of many other items you can send to our brave US soldiers.  Thank them for their service by sending them a package. 

This site was featured in People magazine, Heroes Among Us article.  Here is a quote.  "We find the books they want - Stephen King and Tom Clancy are favorites - write letters, throw in cookies, candy or pencils and create a care package.  It doesn't cost much."

Grateful Troops - Army Reservist Cpt. Brandon Mace, 35, or Fort Rucker, Ala., read more than 100 books, sent during his deployment in Iraq in 2009 and 2010.  "Knowing that someone would spend their own money and go buy books for me was so great," he says.  "It was a reminder that someone is thinking about me, that someone cares."

(People magazine article by Emily Evans)

Samaritan's Purse - Operation Christmas Child

What a great idea!  Pack a shoebox (I saw that you could use clear, plastic shoe boxes around 88 cents each at Walmart) with gifts for a certain age male or female child.  Print a shipping label from their site, attach to your box and drop off your shoe box at a donation site (find by zipcode on their website).  Then, you can track online exactly where your package went!

Look at their website for details on how to pack a box.  Samaritan's Purse