Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Holiday Wishes to the Troops

In addition to a great Wecare event and craft it was decided that the team would put together a poster with a holiday greeting to send off to the troops. The children of the Boys & Girls Club of Sacramento got to sign it and were all really excited to send their support and good thoughts overseas.

So where do you send something like this?... well, with a bit of research we found this website: http://www.anysoldier.com

Each soldier on this site writes a blog detailing a little of what they are experiencing as well as they list what items they might need for themselves and their fellow soldiers to make their deployment a little more tolerable/enjoyable. We got to select where the soldier was stationed, which branch in the military they were in and where in the U.S. they were originally from. We selected an army soldier by the name of Lizber Torres; she is from California and is currently stationed in Afghanistan. She had asked for, and we included in her care package, flashlights, razors, toothbrushes, magazines, feminine hygiene products, board games, dvd’s, cd’s (yes, we included an X-mas one) and magazines. It came out to be 25lbs of loot! I’ve never done this before so I was banking on spending around $80.00 for shipping… but praise the almighty that the United Post Office ‘supports’ it when you support your troops so it only came out to $16.00! So I guess what I’m trying to say is if this is something you have ever considered doing then check out the website because that, along with the low cost of shipping, makes it a really easy thing to do…. and p.s. it’s a year round thing, cause soldiers like to shave for more occasions than just Christmas.



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