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!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Operation Santa Bag Ships first packages with more to come.

Dear Friends:

Just wanted to update eveyone on our progress.  A total of 5 packages have been shipped so far, with many more to be shipped tomorrow.  I would like to Thank everyone for their contributions this year.
We adopted 126 Marines from Camp Lejune, NC and I am very excited about what we accomplished this year.  There are a number of items which we have come to realize are important to our
troops.  Knitted hats to go under their helmets, hand warmers are just a couple of things are are very important to them.  So to all that donated this year!  Thank You from the bottom of my heart and theirs.  Our donors for this year were:

Mike Becker, Hampstead, NC
Carolyn Becker, Jacksonville, NC
Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Maggio, Wilmington, NC
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Levine
Dr. Mark Davini, Cape Code MA
Harper Family, Wilmington, NC
Ms. Bunny W., Wilmington, NC
Ms. Joan S, Wilmington, NC
DJ & Hunter B, Wilmington, NC
Woodall Family, Wilington, NC
Ladies Cape Fear Optimist, Wilmington, NC
Mr. Fred H., Wilmington, NC
John & Susan T., Wilmington, NC
Ms. C, Wilmington, NC
Ms. Mary Lee R, Wilmington, NC
Ms. Betty, Wilmington, NC
Ms. Kerri & Beverly A., Wilmington, NC
Ms. Cathy G, Wilmington, NC

Friday, October 12, 2012

We now have an e-mail. If anyone has any questions regarding Operation Santa Bag 2010 or would like to help with donations you can contact us by e-mail. operationsantabag20103@live.com 
Thank you for your support,
Pat Becker & Cathy Thomas-Baker

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

It's that time of year!  Operation Santa Bags will need all the help they can get!  We currently we have a group of Marines heading to Afghanistan in August.  We need your help, this group will have 120 troops that will not be home at Christmas.  How many of you will step up to the plate.  I will be updating our wish list and all donations will be appreciated.  Card makers! needed, our troops love getting our homemade cards, this is something you can even get your children involved it!  Book markers, kids love making these and our troops love them, just have them send a little message on the bookmarkers.  You can refer to our Operation Santa Bags wish list for the items needed for these care packages.
As always we thank everyone for all the help over these past several years doing this project.
You can contact me a starbethlehem@live.com or call me (910) 470-1297

Thank You,

Pat & Cathy