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!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Operation Santa Bag Supports ALPHA COMPANY 1/9 UNIT 74095

Hey everyone, it's been awhile since we have updated our blog, so here is an idea as to what we have been up to.  We just finished a project for USMC Alpha Company 1/9 Unit 74095 from Camp Lejeune,NC  We were able to get these Marines things such as nails, screws, wire cutters, pliers, brushes, plastic bowls, a couple pots to cook in, homemade note cards, boxed note cards, foil wrap, saran wrap not to mention some fun stuff like football, and some other goodies.

If you would like to help please contact us, all help will be appreciated.

A Huge Thank You too our great sponsors:

Stevens Hardware, Wilmington, NC
Dr. Dan Maggio, Wilmington, NC
Robin Arnaud, Wilmington, NC
Pam Barker, Wilmington, NC
Elise Howard, Wilmington, NC
DJ & Hunter Black, Wilmington, NC
Cathy Thomas, Elmira, NY

To Alpha Company 1/9 Unit 74095 Thank You for your service to our country and know that you and your family's are in our thoughts and prayers.