December 23, 2009

Helping the bravest men and women I know

For quite some time now I have wanted to send a care package to someone serving overseas. I finally made it happen this past week - I used It's an awesome site and has tons of addresses and requests from the soldiers for supplies, things to keep them entertained, snacks, etc.

I saw a request from a female soldier asking for make-up, not a necessity obviously, but just for fun. I have so many unused, brand new samples from gifts, that I thought it would be great to send a "girly" care package to the women soldiers. With my sister's help we got quite a collection of eye shadows and lipsticks. I also bought some lip glosses and a few color kits, with all sorts of eye shadows and blushes. We also heard they liked travel kleenex packs and wet ones, so we added those too.

I realize make-up is not a necessity, but thought it might be fun for them to get something out of the ordinary, a pure luxury item in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The other great part, the USPS recently announced a flat rate for any weight priority mail box when shipped to a military address. We had the box packed to capacity and it weighed a ton! But it only cost $10.35 to ship it.
                                                   All packed up!

It felt so good to, in some small way, help out the Military! They are so brave and fighting for our freedom every day, this was the least I could do.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great! I hope they are excited about the makeup! I wonder how long it will take to get there?


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