With the economy in its present condition, we know that many of you would like to send a care package, but money is a little tight. Lord knows we’ve been there ourselves. That’s why we came up with an idea this year.
We want to send a care package to an entire company, not just an individual service member. The cost to do this will be around $600. Cindy and I will put in the first $100 and we are asking our friends to chip in for the rest. What we are looking for is 100 friends who are willing to chip in $5 each. If you can do more, GREAT! If you can only afford to send $1, that’s excellent too.
We will combine the funds and order the care package. The package will contain treats, toiletry items, phone cards, etc. We are ordering these items from a third-party company who will handle all of the purchasing and shipping.
This page will be updated to show our progress as well as to let you know about any replies we receive.
Keep in mind that this is an informal effort we are doing. We have not set this up as an “official” charity. This is just our way of joining together with other like-minded, Christmas-loving patriots to support our troops. If you are looking to send a care package on your own, just send me an e-mail and I’ll send you all the information on the organization we are using.
If you want to chip in and help Santa salute our service men and women, you may do it in two ways.
1. BY MAIL: Send your contribution to Tim Hicks, P.O. Box 101, Queen Creek, AZ 85142.
2. BY PAYPAL: send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will choose the mail option whenever possible because PayPal fees eat into the money we have available for the care packages.
100% of the money collected will go towards the care packages. There are no “overhead” or “administrative” deductions. Since this is the case, we will also be unable to offer refunds.
I hope that you will be able to join with us and help us remember those who are fighting to keep our country free.
The deadline for participating is Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010.
Thank you and God bless.