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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Time 2 Give - Adopt a US Soldier

One of the main reasons we strive to save money (and teach others) is so that we have the resources to GIVE to others more freely.  Reader Jenny wrote in a couple days ago to share a wonderful opportunity for giving, please take a moment to read her letter:

"I would like to put an idea out there.  I know that so many of us get food and supplies for free… I have a solution to help others!  I have officially adopted a US. Soldier.  I don’t know if anyone else out there is familiar with this but it is a wonderful program.  You sign up here ( and in a few days, they send you the name and address of your soldier… you can send them letters, care packages, etc... 
I recently sent mine some free deodorant and body wash (he is currently in Afghanistan), as well as some snacky foods.  It is a great way to support our military men and women… my soldier said his package was a “godsend”… Thanks so much and hope you have a great day!"

THANK YOU JENNY!  This is a wonderful way to help someone far away home by sending a little bit of comfort in a box.  I know many of you have a special place in your heart for a soldier - think of them as you begin to put a box together with love.

NOTE: Get free bodywash & shampoo at CVS this week, see my post HERE


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. My son will soon graduate from boot camp and become a Marine. It is so encouraging to see that strangers are willing to reach out to those who serve our country. I have been saving the free fingernail clippers, razors, etc. in hopes of sending them to my son and his co-workers should he be deployed.

  2. Kelly & Kasey,
    I completely understand if this is inappropriate and you need to delete it. However, I would like to share a way for everyone to support our troups without spending a dime. Pepsi is giving away $250K for a worthy cause. A group of Marine parents have organized a "Meals-on-Wheels" type of a program for wounded soldiers and their families. If you go to, you can vote for this worthy project. It is the easiest way ever to support our troups.

  3. Donna, I am proud of your son!! My husband is (once a Marine, always a Marine) a Marine and served during the Bosnia conflict. My dad was in the Air Force and my grandfather was killed in Normandy. Each of these men and women sacrifice so that we may live in FREEDOM! Thanks again to your son and to all the men and women out there who are keeping us safe!

  4. Here is more information about supporting local troops currently deployed. One of our families is the FRG leader and this is the notice from their Facebook page...
    212th FRG We are now asking for help w/Care Packages 4 the troops. Our 1st care packages will be sent out for the 4th of July holiday, which means we will need to mail them by June 20th. We are taking monetary donations or you could help collect the items we need 4 the packages. For a list of items or if you would like more info please contact: (Shannon FRG Leader) or (Ashley FRG Secretary) Thank you for your help!
    - Lisa (posted by kelly & kasey due to Lisa having commenting troubles)



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