If you can pledge 1, 3, or 100, email me with the approximate number you can do and I'll reply with a chaplain or other point of contact who will collect them and distribute them over Christmas.
Suggested date for mailings, Priority Mail: Iraq, by December 1st, but better is Thanksgiving Weekend.
(Good news: some stockings have already began to arrive!)
And take photos! I'd love to post pictures of stockings you put together for our troops!
Oh, if you want to send cards and letters for the troops, I can still do that. Speaking of cards:
Your help would allow me to offer more to the troops. For every card you purchase for yourself I can offer another free card to one of our men and women in service. 100% of profits are returned to the troops' cards.
So, check out Aunt Nancy USA Cards. (It's really a pretty cool, and fun, system!) You can buy cards and send to whomever you would like, and, know you're offering the same opportunity for our troops. Individual cards cost $2.99, and that includes the postage!
While I do have some individual troops available for "adoption" that is generally only for their full deployment (generally a 4 to 10 month commitment on your part.) If you only want to send something for the holidays, please consider volunteering to send Christmas stockings.
Also pick up the Customs Declaration form ahead of time so you can list contents before sealing your package.
The large box will cost $12.50 regardless of how heavy your gifts are. "If it fits, it ships!" Without this particular box you could end up paying double the shipping costs.
More details and suggestions are on my posting below dated 11-9-10.