photo by George Bosela
As we all know, the holidays are filled with celebrations and gift giving. For many, the Holiday Season is also a time for charitable giving and volunteerism. To honor that spirit of charity, I will be posting about little things that we can easily do to share the spirit of the holidays.
The first is Operation You Go, Girl. I saw an interview with Debbie Tenzer founder of the website DoOneNiceThing.com. She was speaking about the female troops in Iraq. Many of these women not only serve in combat situations, they also act as intermediaries and advocates for Iraqi women and girls. For the holidays, she was seeking donations for care packages for these courageous women.
Here is the information from DoOneNiceThing.com
OPERATION YOU GO, GIRL
Far Away for the Holidays
Please help make the holidays sweeter for some female service members in Basra, Iraq. They have taken the lead in delivering the school supplies we’ve sent, and we’d like to express our gratitude.
Any of the following gifts would be greatly appreciated:
1. Moisturizers: Fragrant lotions, shampoos, soaps, loofah sponges, etc. (Small samples are great)
photo by Matthew Bowden
2. Magazines (nothing sexy, please) Issues you’ve read are fine too.
photo by sanja gjenero
3. Munchies: Cookies in the can, hard candy, microwave popcorn, nuts
photo by Craig Hauger
4. Ground Coffee. (Strong. No decaf.)
photo by ehsan namavar
5. Homey holiday decorations: an ornament, scented candle, stocking
photo by Keith Syvinski
5. Mail: Cards, letters and children’s drawings are the best gifts of all.
photo by sanja gjenero
No chocolate candy, please. The temperature in Basra is still in the high 70s.
SFC Meyers, Aaron D.
34th ID, Fires Cell
APO AE 09374
SFC Meyers will make sure that our gifts are delivered directly to female service members.
MAILING DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DEC. 10.
Many of these items can fit in a United States Priority Mail Flat Rate Medium Size box, which costs $10.35. Be aware there are special postal restrictions and forms that have to be filled out when mailing packages to SFC Meyers. Info can be found on the United States Postal website. Please don’t let a few forms deter you from brightening someone’s day.