TREATS FOR TROOPS
4923 Patagonia Place
Land O’Lakes, FL 34638
Karin King started Treats for Troops almost four years ago with a view of sending a few home baked cookies to some of the troops serving in harm’s way. In November of 2009 Treats for Troops shipped their one millionth home baked cookie. With a small group of like minded friends Treats for Troops also collected over 8,100lbs of Halloween candy that was shipped to our young men and women.
Working with another local group we have a large warehouse and ship between 200 and 350 boxes weighing between 50 to 70lbs every week. You name it we ship it. We have established a wish list system for the Chaplains and others in the war zones and do whatever is possible to fulfill their wishes. Until now we have never asked anyone for a dime and have funded Treats for Troops from our own back pocket. With a shipping bill over $30,000 in November and a bigger one projected in December we need to ask for some help and support.
Treats for Troops has started two different appeals:
1. Spare change.
We are asking people to help us collect their spare pocket change every week. Asking local church and scout groups to join us in this effort. We hope to have a Paypal account shortly but in the meantime if we could get a couple of thousand caring American’s to just send us their pocket change would make a tremendous difference to Treats for Troops.
2. Sponsor a Box.
Every box we ship costs between $50 and $69. If you could help by sponsoring a box (or two or three) a month or even a part of a box we can maintain our goal of 250 boxes a month to our troops.
Those who have served know there is very little more uplifting than to find a box of goodies on your bunk to share with your buddies. We would ask you to tell all your friends and family about the feeling of receiving something from home when you served and ask them to help spread the word.
Every dime collected goes directly to postage and supplies. No one gets a salary.
With another 30,000 of our best about to be deployed in 2010 we cannot afford any excuses.
BUDDY CAN YOU SPARE A DIME