A Great New Year's Resolution

December 30, 2010

On one of the shows at work the other day, we had a woman come in who bakes and sends cookies for Troops overseas.  Though trying to do my job and listen to the segment at the same time was tough, I was really excited and happy to see someone doing that for the men and women who are away serving our country. 
Germaine Broussard is the founder of the TroopTreats charity and she is known as "The Mail Lady" at the post office since we is ALWAYS mailing packages.  She is a mom, wife, friend and just wants to help.  I have been thinking and finding ways I can help the troops: letters, thoughts (which don't seem so helpful), prayers... always feeling like I could do more. 
This charity is so great because Germaine accepts monetary donations, ingredients to make cookies, as well as toiletries -- things SO small, but necessities... things we take for granted on a daily basis.  If you'd like to make cards for the troops, or even send letters, Germaine will take those and mail them along with the goodies.  Another great thing is 100% of TroopTreats donations go toward mailing packages, and all donations are tax deductible. 
I have decided that I want to help this charity -- and let the troops know I care, and appreciate what they're doing as well as all they are sacraficing.  It really is more than we can know.  The Thank You's and smiles of the recipients will make it all worthwhile.  It's hard to believe that some troops don't EVER receive anything from family or friends.  How sad.  After looking over the website, I'm definitely going to contribute.  I love baking and love the though of baking for such a good cause... and get toiletries, even write letters and cards.  I want to do it all!  Maybe not at once, but gradually.  I'm thinking about starting this once a month.  I want to help and it is so easy!
Here is the website:  http://www.trooptreats.com/
You can read more about TroopTreats, find out how to contribute, where to mail things and even read thank you's from those who have received packages.  I hope you'll check it out and decide to help Germaine as well as our Troops, too.  Why not start off 2011 in a very positive way??  It can only help :)

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