Operation Santa Bag

Welcome to our blog!

"Operation Santa Bag" is designed to spread cheer to our troops deployed overseas during the Holidays. My sister Cathy and I decided to start this project when my son was deployed to Iraq in 2007, we want our troops to know that they are not forgotten! We love our soldiers! Last year we celebrated our fourth year adopting a group, the past two years we have adopted a group from Camp Lejeune North Carolina....The care package this past year exceeded all other years! We had so many people wanting to donate not only with items to send but helped with shipping expenses, phone cards and so much more! The response from the group we adopted was awesome! They truly appreciated what we offered.

Our goal for this blog is to encouage people to continue showing support for our troops no matter where they are, and should your neighbor be part of a military family let them know how much you appreciate them for their committent to keeping us safe and for giving us the freedom we take for granted everyday!

It's getting close to the time when we start preparing for this years project, who will we adopt? We don't know yet, but this does not matter we will begin making homemade Christmas cards in June, Cathy & I will be talking nearly everyday until we meet in NY over Thanksgiving. This has become our tradition! we work deligently for about 5 months to prepare our packages! I will drive to NY and Operation Santa Bag will take over her house for almost a week! We have so much fun doing this! We celebrate Thanksgiving every year by being so Thankful for our wonderful HEROE'S

If you would like to help this year please contact us we Welcome the help!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Time to start preparing our packages

It's time to begin our preparation of our care packages, that's right! "Packages"! We will have 2 groups to reach out to this year.  I recently learned that my son will once again be deployed by October 2011. Our goal this year will be to touch 150 or more troops this year! Your help is needed.  So help Operation Santa Bags reach it's goal.  If you or anyone you know has someone serving overseas please reach out to them.  The purpose of this project is to rise the awareness of how many troops are away from their family's during the holidays.  The most that it will cost is time!  all you need is a small group of caring, loving souls that appreciate our military!  Our blog has a wish list of things that are needed and appreciated by our troops.  We will be celebrating our 5th year of this project and Cathy and I have a great time doing this...............Won't you help! adopt a soldier, or a group!  If you are unclear as to how to start contact me I will share with you how you can start your own project in your area!  There is no greater joy than sending a package of love to our soldiers keeping us safe! and they appreciate all that we do.

Again, Thank you for your support!
Pat & Cathy