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August 29, 2010
Cup of Joe
Did you know you can buy a cup of coffee for a deployed soldier and have it delivered with your own personal note? Is that so cool?
Some of the soldiers never receive letters from home and many are homesick. There's nothing like receiving a little thank you and encouragement from the home front. Green Beans Coffee has made it easy. All you do is click on the "Buy a Cup of Joe" button, pay your $2, write a little note and it's done.
I did it and received a thank you email from the soldier who got the cup I donated! It was really neat. So, if you have a couple of minutes and a couple of dollars, why not Buy a Cup of Joe?
Have you heard of other ways to support our troops? Tell us about it in the comments section!
by Deeanne on 08/29/2010
Fun idea! We've sent care packages to personal soldiers we've known, and Christmas cards to some we didn't. Interestingly, we have a friend in basic training right now and we're not allowed to send anything more than a card to her--no care packages. Maybe once she's all trained and out in the big military world....
My brother and brother in law are in the army and when they were in basic training you couldn't send any care packages either, i'm not sure why? You couldn't even send anything that disfigured the envelope, or put any stickers or drawings on the outside, Marc by brother in law had to do tons of push-ups because Cole my little brother put stickers on the envelop.
We've sent care-packages to Eric my brother who is in Iraq right now, otherwise our family hasn't done anything.
That's awesome that you got a thank-you back!
Have you ever seen the movie The Christmas Card? Its pretty good...a little slow, but good.
Deeanne Gist said...
I didn't know that about the soldiers in basic training. Be sure to convey to your brother and bil how much we appreciate what they do, Leah!
That's neat. My church as done a rally a couple of times where you can buy a bible and write a personal note in it to send to the soldiers. I participated both times.
Angie C said...
That is great! Being an Army girl who has been deployed three times, it is always a delight when we get little surprises like this. You would be surprise how much our deployed Soldiers love these little details. Makes us feel like we have a country behind us.
Deeanne Gist said...
We are behind you, Angie. I can't tell you how much ya'll's commitment and sacrifices mean to me and mine. Thanks so, so much for doing what you do!