On Memorial Day Weekend, people came together to make cards and care packages. The event was held at George Mason University.
When people first arrived they made cards. Then they packed care package by adding one card to every package of toiletries. Several hundred care packages were made. They are going to the soldiers in Afghanistan.
The event was coordinated by Troop Treats, which is an organization that helps the military. They send snack and toiletry care packages. Caring Kids Cards was happy to join Troops Treats at this event.
Ben, age 15, said, “I think in general it is a good cause. And appreciate everything we have and what they are doing in the armed service to protect our country.”
Troop Treats also sends Battle Buddies. This is when bears are purchased and dressed in a military uniform. They are sent to the military overseas and people take pictures of the bears doing what the soldiers normally do.
This program has been going on for over 9 ½ years. This program was created because “the troops protect us, they enable us and let us sleep at night. And because we all enjoy our freedom” said Germaine Broussard, founder of Troop Treats. You might also know her as “The Cookie Lady”. She has sent over 100,000 cookies to the military and has been on the local news.
Troop Treats next big event is on national Make a Difference Day in October 23, 2012. This year they are expanding to have three locations across Fairfax County, so more people can help.
What a great way to thank our soldiers. Visit the Troop Treats website to learn more!