Need Your Help!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Last month I signed up with the Adopt A Soldier program. I've been emailing my soldier and sent my first care package a few weeks ago (and forgot to take pictures!)

I've enjoyed getting to know Sgt. R and look forward to building our friendship while he is deployed. I've committed to sending one care package a month. It's not required, just something I feel strongly about.

And here's where you come in (it will only cost a stamp): I'm pretty competitive and want my care packages to be the best. I want Sgt. R to be envied. I think it would be nice to include notes from other people since he and I email pretty regularly.

I'd like to be able to include a few postcards in each of his care packages and hope to get one from each of the 50 states.
It can be a joke, a funny website or just a quick hello. If you find a funny/interesting newspaper or
magazine article that would be goo too.

They have limited access to TV and Sgt. and his group (squad?) are separated from their main unit and they are BORED.

If you would like to send a postcard to Sgt. R please email me at ADramaticMommy [at] gmail [dot] com and I'll give you my address. I don't know too many people in other states so please pass this around.

This isn't about supporting the war. This is about the men and women who miss their families. Anything from "home" goes a long way in making them feel a little less lon
ely. Thank you!

PS- Sgt. is originally from Ohio and is a HUGE Buckeye's fan. I hope someone from Ohio represents! (postcard photos from here)

***Read the update here***


  1. I'll represent Indiana. Email me your address. My brother-in-law is in Iraq now and I know how important it is to keep them distracted!

  2. I am adding your request to my blog entry titled, "Let's Say Thanks to our U.S. Military" which is scheduled to be posted tomorrow, 9/11. Hopefully, we can help you gather a lil' something from every State!

  3. Thank you both so much! I really appreciate it and I know Sgt. will too!

  4. Melanie!!! I love this idea...I will email my reply to you about cross promoting this on BATW!

  5. This is an awesome idea!! I'd love to help you spread the word! I will message you on Mom Blogger:)

  6. Here's the direct link :)

  7. Thank you Mel for doing this. My husband is a soldier and I know how much they all appreciate kind words from civilians!! You're great!

  8. I'd love to help you out with Ohio...Let me see what I can come up with and I'll mail it to you.


  9. Dropping in from BATW. What a great idea. You can count on me to represent Wisconsin. I will email you shortly. I had been thinking about doing this myself but put it off until after our summer vacation. Thanks for the reminder, I'm going to start looking into it again.

  10. I'll get you one from WA! Great, fun idea. Good luck!!

  11. I used to volunteer with Operation Minnesota Nice and I really enjoyed sending care packages. I have now moved to WI and I am on a tighter budget but I would love to help in any way I can. (One tip: send away for free samples, when you receive them include them in your packages. It saves $$$$ and offers variety.)

    Please contact me at nunduck (at) gmail (dot) com and I will send you a postcard at least!!


  12. Hey Melanie,
    I'll be glad to send one from Maryland....can u email me ur address??


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