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, November 25, 2011

Operation Santa Bag Goes to Ft. Dix, NJ

Operation Santa  Bag delivered 88 Santa Bags to Ft. Dix, NJ on Tuesday November 22, 2011.  Needless to say our visit was great.  We had the opportunity to meet the 1st Sgt. and the Commander of the 340th. Operation Santa Bag was really excited about delivering their care package in person, we set up the
Christmas Tree and placed the Santa Bags under it for our troops.  To everyone who contributed to this years care packages I can't say Thank You enough.  We mailed out 13 other packages to troops currently serving in Afghasistan.  We could not have done this without your help!  Thank You! and Thank You!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Operation Santa Bag Preparing to fill Santa Bags Wednesday November 16th,2011

Hey everyone!

Just wanting to update you on our progress for this years care packages. Right now we are only lacking a few items such as playing cards (I know that we have some coming but not sure how many, popcorn, and funds for shipping so if anyone would like to help us out in that department that would be totally awesome.  We have 186 troops this year that we are reaching out too!  WOW that's more than doubled from last year.  We are so excited!

To Our Sponsors! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Ms. Amy Tipton, Wilmington, NC
Robin Arnaud, Wilmington, NC
Claudia M, Charlotte, NC
Pam Barker, FL
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Levine, Wilmington, NC
The Harper Family, Wilmington, NC
Debbie Sheehan & Family, Wilmington,NC
Sharon Simmons & Family, Wilmington,NC
Mr. Roger Foley, Wilmington, NC
Ms. Bunny Wherry, Wilmington,NC
Mission Baptist Church, Burgaw, NC
Ms. Joan Sheridan & Family, Wilmington,NC
DJ & Hunter Black, Wilmington, NC
Jennifer & Greg Becker, Jacksonville, NC
Carolyn Becker, Jacksonville, NC
Girl Scout Troop, Hampstead, NC
Garcia Family, Hampstead, NC
Lowes Home Improvement, Wilmington, NC