Sunday, December 02, 2007

Toys for Troops: Christmas Event

We packed. DVDs & CDs. T-shirts, socks and gloves. Footballs and Flashlights.

Stockings. Candy Canes. Cards & letters.

Community Encouragement. Hugs. Love.

Lifelong friends from high school came. Family came. New friends came. I laughed a lot. I teared up, with a few.

In 2.5 hours, we had gifts and necessities for every soldier on our list, and enough money to send our boxes. We had cookies and cocoa, and then we cleaned up, packed up, and were on our way.

Click HERE to see the photos from today's event.

Tomorrow: Post Office, Round 2! Yee-haw!

Thanks, thanks, forever thanks!

P. S. There's still time to participate! If you're interested in sending a gift to a soldier, hit me up, we'll make it happen!


  1. Do any of you live near a military Base? Contact the base this week, usually the Commanding Officer and offer to invite a GI to your house for Christmas. Buy them a small gift. Serve them dinner.

    Not trying to step on your coat-tails Lori, just a thought to give a bit of normalcy to our kids stationed stateside, who won't make it home.

  2. Good job! Now do something nice for yourself!

  3. Angela Reinhart10:07 AM

    Had lots of fun - couldn't believe we did so much in so little time! Hope the nice people at the post office were understanding! ; )

    Have a great week!


  4. Have you looked into Click and Ship? A postal carrier would then come to your location to pick up the boxes. It's free, unless you pick a specific date and time, then less than $15.00 for the entire load.


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