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« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2009 01:44:08 PM »

If the cost of adopting a soldier is a bit prohibitive but you're still interested in helping our troops, you might also consider www.anysoldier.com . A service member can sign up there to represent a few others or many, and they list what types of things they need. If all you can send is letters, that is fine-they are about support, not "stuff." The contact person gets the boxes and can distribute letters of items to those in need of a morale boost or put them in a common area for everyone to share. I have been sending packages and letters since November last year and I think I'm addicted!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009 03:37:12 PM »

We had a big knit for the troops effort here in Denver, and I've been making helmet liners, but I was looking for a way to, well, know that it got to some one who needs it! I've been chatting with a women who's trying to supply a whole unit, but if any of your "adoptees" needs warm woolens let me know please!

« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009 07:10:46 PM »

Also, the US Post Office will ship you flat rate boxes, packing tape, and customs forms to use for soldiers if you call and request them. It is free to have them shipped to you, and it's $12 to ship them to your soldier. 

I found this out from the website I posted earlier, and indeed, the USPS sent a whole kit to us, rather speedily.  You simply need to call the USPS and request them.

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« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2009 06:31:51 PM »

Wow, that's great to know, kleinsch!  Thanks!!

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009 11:32:16 PM »

Thanks for the website! I've signed up to adopt a soldier.  Grin

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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2009 11:07:42 PM »

i just signed up!!
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2009 08:12:15 AM »

I love adoptasoldier ... ... I found it on another website in January and promptly adopted a soldier am also on the letter writing team.

Another site is www.anysoldier.com - this site is more like a one time care package.  My GS troop was able to locate a unit of K-9 and sent a care package for both the humans and the dogs.

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« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2009 10:05:21 AM »

Right now I am working on supplying people that I personally know overseas, as well as those of whom they are stationed with that want these, but since it's the hot months right now, neck coolers are greatly appreciated -


I wanted what I gave to be a little more crafty, than just store-bought items.  Once it gets closer to winter, I will start with the helmet liners.  While this site is one where you make the crafts, then send it to them, and they distribute, I just use the pattern and enclose it in my own packages.

Hope this helps spark some more ideas!
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009 01:41:31 PM »

This looks interesting, i'm gonna see if i can do this. I have a cousin who's deployed on his way to Austrailia and he'll be coming home in August, i think. Thanks for the idea, and support, i'm glad somebody cares Smiley

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