Remember when Mr. Superman was deployed last Christmas and I decided I wanted to get together 50 full size Christmas stockings chock full of goodies for his unit to send down range?
With the help of Mr. Superman's family, donations of money, cards, and goodies from all over, and a night full of assembly line genius, I was able to do that.
We ended up being able to send 100 stockings instead for the other 50 guys deployed from our home base here in Georgia. It was so awesome to hear about how excited everyone was when they got there and being able to see the pictures Mr. Superman sent me was so neat.
(I also sent them a Christmas tree they could have up in the tent of the main camp.)
Well, this year Mr. Superman isn't deployed but I have gone back and forth on whether or not I wanted to do something similar. When it came down to it, we just don't have the money or time this year to organize it.
My friend Danyelle did end up messaging me though, seeing if I had any contacts I could pass along to her, because SHE is putting together a big drive to send stockings over to whomever she can.
This is where you come in.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know of anyone you may know who is deployed this year. Even better, if its your own loverfaces unit, tell me and I will be able to pass that all along and there will be stockings galore! She needs email addresses so go ahead and either leave me a comment or shoot me an email with your or your service member's email address and I will get Danyelle in touch with the right people.
I know before Mr. Superman deployed I would give fleeting thoughts to people deployed over the holidays but never did anything to make it a little better and brighter for our military. Now though, it just warms my heart to know there will awesome people making sure that our incredible service men and women will be getting a little bit of Christmas and joy thrown their way.
It would be awesome if you could share this post on your own blogs and Facebook and expand the search. I would appreciate it mucho mucho!
If you have the contact information for FRG Leaders or Key Spouses on bases where units are deployed be sure to send those my way too!