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« on: February 12, 2009 05:40:58 AM »

I don't know if this is the right place to put this, so if it isn't, please feel free to move it.

I just finished watching the TODAY show and they had a segment about a young boy who adopted a soldier and as a result is doing better in school for it. (Writing skills, etc.)

My son said to me, "Wow that's kinda cool!"  So...I started thinking and wondering if maybe our crafty people here wouldn't want to do this as sort of an ongoing craft along.  I know our men and women overseas would really appreciate this!

There are certain things you can and can not send them, all of the information about the adopt a soldier can be found here...
http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/index.htm

Let me know what y'all think!
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 04:36:29 PM »

I'm signing up to adopt on right now, thanks for the link!  My boyfriend will be sent overseas sooner or later, so I love to help our troops whenever I can!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009 06:36:22 AM »

You're welcome Smiley I'm a little disappointed though that more people aren't interested in this.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009 01:18:21 PM »

Well, you know, its just one of those things that it's tough to get the general public interested in...maybe it'd be best to put it in your signature or something!
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009 07:59:56 AM »

We signed up and have our Soldier... who is on his 4th deployment!
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009 03:02:56 PM »

I've started e-mailing mine - have either of you sent a package yet?
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009 06:24:44 PM »

I signed up a few weeks ago, and so did my husband. (We found out about the program from a different web site, not Craftster.)  My soldier is a tactical vehicle driver in Iraq, and she says she doesn't need anything, but I'd still like to send her *something*.  We have sent a few emails, and I am sending a snail mail letter tomorrow. 

My husband is writing to an infantryman in Iraq, who wanted a baseball and a baseball glove, as well as hygiene products, power strips, and candy to give to the Iraqi kids.  It's too much for us to buy by ourselves, so I have asked friends if they can contribute to the box, and they are also asking their colleagues at work.  I think we'll have a great box to send off. 

I found a helpful website that gives very specific, detailed instructions on how to best pack a care package for a soldier deployed overseas. I'll go find it now and post it below.

http://teachspace.org/soldiersangels/mentees/index.html
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009 06:28:31 AM »

Thanks for posting that site, kleinsch, it looks so helpful!  Even if I don't use it now for Adopt a Soldier, it looks like something I'll definitely refer to once my bf is deployed!
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2009 07:08:15 PM »

I've been looking for this type of organization for a long time.  Thank you so much!  There is a Blue Star Moms group about 20 miles away, but I prefer something smaller-scale.  Do you think they include soldiers deployed all over the world, such as Korea, Guam, Germany, etc.?


Anyway, I'll check it out...
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« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2009 07:19:09 AM »

I'm going to look into this.  Smiley
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