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!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Operation Santa Bag 2014 is in full swing! Preparing for our care packages!

Hello There!

It's been a few months since we last updated our blog and it's that time of the year again!  This year we have already been blessed with have help from our local Girl Scout Troop 220 from Pender County here in NC and help from the NC Sorosis Foundation.  Today we achieved something awesome, with the help of our new friends we made 128 Homemade Christmas Cards!  What an awesome job ladies.  We could not have done this without everyone's help.  Pictures will be posted.

We have not selected our groups yet so if anyone knows someone that is currently serving overseas please let me know.  We are looking to adopt up to 100 Troops whether it's 1 group, 2 or even 3.  Our needs list is still available for anyone to see.  Donations for shipping is also needed.  Last year we spent $400.00 alone in shipping.

Thanks Again Everyone for your continued support.

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