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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Blanks and Inspiraton for Our Troops

I can't possibly vet these organizations that help troops. All I can tell you that in spite of the number or organizations, the troops I know are still receiving no special care or love. So please research the ones that interest you carefully, but please also choose something and DO it! (-;

Here are a few days from my blog reseacher extraoidinaire and lover of manking (and troops!), May Lattanzio:

Soldiers' Angels needs your help for the 2008 Holiday Season!

This winter, an estimated 180,000 U.S. military personnel will be serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, in combat environments or in support of combat operations. Some will be on their 3rd or 4th deployments-
-spending yet another Holiday away from the loving arms of family and friends. We want them to know that they are remembered, that we are thinking of them during the winter Holiday Season, and that we are grateful for their service. Since we can't all wrap our arms around them in person to show how much we love and appreciate them, Soldiers' Angels needs your help to make sure each one of America's heroes is Wrapped in Holiday Spirit.
Wrapped in Holiday Spirit & Blankets of Belief

Please help us make sure that our deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines this Holiday Season know: 'We haven't forgotten you, we support you, and we believe in you!'
Handmade 'Blankets of Belief' form the heart of the Soldiers’ Angels Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care packages for the 2008 Holiday Season. These special Blankets are designed to tell America's service men and women, 'We believe in you.' When deployed service members receive a Blanket of Belief, they know that somebody back home remembers them, that somebody labored over a handmade blanket with love and belief in them. Along with the handmade Blanket, each Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package includes a collection of yummy snacks, a stainless steel travel mug, socks, and a holiday cardwith a personal note of thanks and support.
Many Ways to Help

Spread the word with a general info flyer, or a flyer about sending holiday greeting cards [pdf files].
Make a Blanket of Belief (we have a no-sew-option!)
Donate a complete care package (you can now donate in honor of someone) or contribute hot chocolate packets and mugs toward care packages - select 'Any Hero' for shipping address
Donate other care package items: gum, candy/health bars, Tootsie Rolls, and white or khaki athletic/boot socks. Please include a note inside each box that contains your name, address, phone number, and an itemized list of contents with estimated value. Click here to purchase bulk items at a discount rate and ship directly to Soldiers' Angels.

If you live east of the Mississippi,
please ship your items to:

Soldiers' Angels
Wrapped in Holiday Spirit
112 Greenhill Road
Ramseur NC 27316
If you live west of the Mississippi,
please ship your items to:

Soldiers' Angels
Wrapped in Holiday Spirit
914 Tourmaline Dr
Newbury Park, CA 91320

Help cover the cost of shipping 180,000 care packages overseas
Soldiers' Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
180,000 Care Packages!
Please help Soldiers' Angels place a gift and personal message of support into the hands of each deployed military man and woman this December. Help us tell them, 'We believe in you!'

We are committed to providing Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care packages to every Soldier, Sailor, Airman and Marine deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's around 180,000 gifts to purchase, assemble, and ship halfway around the world! This is a big challenge but with your support and our wonderful group of hard-working volunteers, it can be done!

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located at Soldiers' Angels Store,
Soldiers Angels Store
1792 E. Washington Blvd Pasadena, Ca 91104

Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence. Find it at

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