Day #106: Give with The Army's Army in Fayetteville, NC

Day #106: Give with The Army's Army in Fayetteville, NC 1

Today, we put together care packages with The Army's Army at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville.

The care packages included handwritten notes, hygiene items, books, non-perishable food items, and playing cards.

The packages will be sent to deployed men and women as gifts of encouragement and gratitude for serving the country.

Our girls had a great time packing the items and drawing pictures of parachutes.

Have you ever made care packages? Do you have any friends or family members who are deployed?

3 comments on “Day #106: Give with The Army's Army in Fayetteville, NC”

  1. When I lived in Seattle I had a boyfriend who was in the reserves and he'd been called up. (this was in 2003) He actually spent 9 months in South Carolina waiting to be shipped out and then got out before he went.
    So I joined a group over there (I forget the name now), who met monthly in a huge old barn to pack up care packages for the soldiers. It was really a neat thing to get together with a ton of people you didn't know and create so many to be sent over there in support.
    Incidentally I learned later that he re-upped and has since done at least 2 tours of duty in Iraq.

  2. My brother just came back from a tour in Afghanistan. While he was gone his wife gave birth to their first son. We sent care packages not only for him but for his whole unit. We wanted them to know they were missed, loved and prayed for!

  3. When my cousins were in the service we sent care packages to them pretty regularly and even have made some up for soldiers we don't know. This is one of those things that my kids would really enjoy, that would be very affordable (important right now!) and that we could do NOW. Thanks for the reminder.

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