Support our Troops, The Girl Scouts and a special young woman from Northern Virginia as she provides smiles, and treats, to those who serve our country.
Last week, I received an email from a friend asking me to buy Girl Scout Cookies from her neighbor. That is not particularly unusual this time of year. What was unusual about this request is what this young woman does with the purchased cookies. Kate, is a 13 year old girl who creates 'All-American Care Packages' for our troops overseas.
This is the email that she recently sent out:
Dear Supporter ~
You have been an important part in our success of sending thousands of All-American Care Packages to soldiers in the Middle East. Thank you!
I'm writing to let you know that we're kicking off our 2011 project today! :-)
Last year, your donations allowed us to send almost 1,200 All-American Care Packages. We've made 1,500 our goal for this year, and we'll need your help again to make it! So, if at all possible, we hope you'll continue your support.
We would also REALLY appreciate you forwarding this message to others who want to help put smiles on soldier's faces. It's still just $5 to 'Show YOU Care' to a US soldier fighting far away from home.
My updated website is even easier to navigate. And when you're there, please checkout the 'Messages from the Troops' that I added in May and June.
But remember, we can only run this project from January through March -- when Girl Scout Cookies are available in my area. So . . .
'Show YOU Care' today! :-)
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Happy New Year!
I would encourage you to read the link that Kate has posted with the Thank Yous from the soldiers who have received the packages. It is heartwarming to see what a difference that this young woman is making in the lives of our troops.
Kate really is an exceptional young woman and I wish her AMAZING success in her project!