Friday, August 31, 2007

Wanted: Men in Uniform

This is PFC Hanks. He's from Washington. His family owns apple orchards, and he loves off-road trucks. He is on our mailing list, to receive beanies babies and care packages.

One of the things on our agenda is to increase the number of soldiers on our mailing list. We have a lot of stuff to send, a lot of stuff coming in. We have the means to take care of more.

Can you give me a hand?

I'll be over here, collecting beanies, running to the post office, meeting sponsors and attorneys, writing thank you notes and responding to e-mails. I'll be right here, if you need anything. But I need your help.

Your mission, if you choose to accept it: FIND US A SOLDIER

Look, here's what I do:
  • Search MySpace.
  • Search Blogs.
  • Search Facebook.
  • Register with
  • Register with
  • Ask around.
  • Ask families that have soldiers if they know anyone that would like to be on our mailing list.
  • Ask soldiers if they know soldiers.
  • Ask churches.
  • Ask the National Guard.
  • Ask your local recruiting company.
  • Ask anyone in any military uniform.
  • E-mail everyone on your contact list.
  • Blog it.

I'll bet you know someone that knows someone. I'll just bet.

I know you can find a least one, just ONE soldier, ANYWHERE that would like a few beanies, a soccer ball, OR a care package and a letter.

When you do, write down their address. Tell me a few things about them, if you can. Send us a photo, if you can. Or ask them to check out, and e-mail us for more information.

Game On, People. For doing this you will receive: My undying adoration, and more important, my promise that somewhere down the road, someone's day will be a little bit nicer because you helped.

I guarantee it.

Have a great weekend.


  1. Just put out a call for names and addresses on Marine Moms Online. We'll see what we get?


  2. I'm doing what I can to spread the word. Good Luck!

  3. OK, I have contacted many of my friends. - I will see who responds.

  4. Haven't commented in a while..but I've got to make us proud!!!! I'll spread the word..and find some soldiers...

  5. I know a solider, what information do you need?

  6. Clarissa: I need to know if he's deployed, or if he knows someone that is; if he needs care packages, letters, or could use some beanie babies or soccer balls to hand out to the children...or if he knows anyone that would like to receive these things.

  7. I wish I could give you my soldier's name and address but we're not allowed to. Darn it!


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