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« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2010 10:07:31 AM »

Thank you!!
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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2010 10:56:02 PM »

You've inspired me, and after some searching, I found this blog: http://oceanskykhaki.blogspot.com/ - which has details for sending packages to Australian troops. It seems postage is free for a certain box size, if it weighs under 2kg. I've bought a box, I'll post photos of goodies before I send it out.
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2010 09:49:51 AM »

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to mention a great organization that I am a part of: Soldier's Angels (www.soldiersangels.org) Soldiers Angels is a no- profit organization dedicated to the support of our military (including veterans).

You can sign up to adopt a deployed soldier and send them letters and care packages. And, you can submit a soldier that you know to be adopted. This is really great for those soldiers who do not have any family support back home, or even for those that do that could just use extra support.

There is even knitting, crochet and blanket sewing teams that you can join, if you are talented that way!

As a former Army wife and now wife to a disabled veteran, I have seen first hand how important support is for our military overseas. Thank you to all of you that are already supporting or looking for ways to support your military members.

 Grin Meghan
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2010 07:45:46 AM »

Thanks for the website Smiley I swear that I haven't been living under a rock, but that is the first time that I have heard of the site. Can't wait to put together a care package!
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« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2010 09:11:25 PM »

A quick update to everyone...apparently some of the guys really would like some Frisbees....

Just an idea!
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« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2010 02:16:11 AM »

The VHS box idea is awesome, I never thought of that!
My closest friend just arrived in Iraq two weeks ago, and battling 125F+ heat, they can use all the comfort they can get.  Even for those soliders that are on well outfitted bases(by military standards)- my friend has to walk over a mile in the heat just to get to the dining area.  He said for that reason him and some of the other soliders are skipping meals, which is not good at all.  Easy to eat snacks they can keep in their bunks would be very appreciated.
Its a selfless loving thing you've done sending to soliders you have never met, I just wanted to thank you on behalf of someone else who has a loved one over there!
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2010 01:43:02 PM »

My husband just got back from a deployment and I'd always talk to the managers at walmart to see if they'd donate stuff and most of the time they did.

What they need most is mouth wash, tooth paste, deod, shampoo, wet ones/wipes.

My husband said the best snacks are the crackers in teh small bags and the packs that go in water.
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010 08:01:09 AM »

This is great ~ and thanks to everyone who added a link!  My sons are in the Cub Scouts and we want the dens to do some sort of thank you for the troops.  You have given me such great ideas!  Thank you!  And Thank You to all of the military serving and all of those who have served and to their families.  I do not support the war - but you all have my complete support!
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2010 12:28:51 AM »

This is awesome!
I cried reading this... My husband is at Basic Training right now, and soon will be off to school for his specific job.  I may just be emotional because he is away.... but what you are doing, everyone who pitches in for those guys are just wonderful!! 
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