Once again, please spread the word about Holiday Mail for Heroes. In addition to that, Debbie Tenzer of Do One Nice Thing has provided her friends with some other avenues by which you can spread some end-of-year cheer to our hardworking service personnel.
If you're like me, you've got a ton of leftover Halloween candy. I only had three kids ring my bell all evening! So here's a great way to keep it from going to waste (or on your hips): Send it to Operation Gratitude, which will share it with our deployed servicemen and women. They also accept other items too, but only until December 5th. Find shipping guidelines, addresses, and other important information here.
Do you clip coupons? Find yourself with coupons for products you don't use or need? Consider sending them to the Overseas Coupon Program, which will make them available to military families stationed in other parts of the world. This will help the families of our personnel stretch their budgets and buy things they need. Even expired coupons are accepted!
Operation Birthday Cakes, via the website BakeMeAWish.com, will send birthday cakes to deployed military personnel.
With Cup of Joe for a Joe, you can provide a cup of coffee to a man or woman in the military for just two dollars. Or adopt a whole platoon for thirty dollars! Something warm to drink can warm their hearts. Okay, that was a little cheesy, but you know what I mean.
Debbie, who is awesome like that, has several other ways you can support our military troops. To read more of them, visit Do One Nice Thing.