Instead of today’s regular Question of the Week I thought I’d post about a great project that fellow reader Laurie D. is doing.   

Here is some info taken from Laurie’s Blog:
The holidays are rapidly approaching and while it’s heartwarming and fun to buy for our family and friends, let’s not forget the brave men and women who are protecting our country and our many freedoms, as well as the rights of others less fortunate around the world. As a show of support for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, we are proud to announce our third annual Holidays for the Troops project!

Please read below for details about the project, and email Laurie at for mailing info. or with any questions you may have.

Donations of either items to be sent to the troops or checks, money orders or gift cards to be used to shop for and ship items to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are being collected. This link – – will take you to a detailed listing of suggested items in the event you would like to do your own shopping for the troops. In addition to the items on this list, holiday items such as lights, decorations, ornaments, cards, etc. are much appreciated.  If you don’t have time to shop or don’t want to be bothered with shipping, please consider sending a check, money order or gift card. Stores that she frequents when shopping for the troops are WalMart, Target, Meijer, Kroger and CVS.

In return for your donation, your name will be entered in a raffle for some exciting prizes.  The deadline for donations will be Saturday, November 24, when Laurie will draw names. Winners will have four days to claim their prize; if contact is not made within that time, a different winner will be chosen for that prize. Cards and letters from those who donate are also welcome and greatly appreciated.

Please note that there is absolutely nothing political about this project. It is simply a show of support for the men and women who serve our country. 

For more details on the project, prizes, and where to send your donations, please visit Laurie’s blog!


2 Responses to HOLIDAYS FOR THE TROOPS ’07

  1. Laurie says:

    Thank you so much for giving our project a shout! It is very much appreciated! There are bunches of prizes and so far, I’m sorry to say, not very many entrants – I’m hoping that will change!
    You’re the best, sweetie – big hugs to you!

  2. Sandy Blair says:

    Wonderful idea and a much needed project!!!

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