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!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Alpha Company 1/9 Receives care packages from Operation Santa Bag

From:  GySgt Mansfield, D.J.
Alpha Company 1/9
Company Operations Chief

I have to say that, that absolutely rocked! I have received four packages
so far. The last one will show up somewhere for sure. Just may take a
little time. I instantly separated them and got them to the guys. We
will definitely be able to use all the nails and screws. The brushes,
bowls, saran wrap, cook ware and foil is just awesome. They will love
getting that stuff and I loved getting it for my own camp! So happy and
thank you so much. Please thank anyone that helped out!

It is all stuff we can use and we will definitely use it!

Thank you so much!