Each year for the past four years, we at the non-profit Netroots for the Troops® have raised money to send hundreds of specially designed Care Packages to U.S. combat troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. These packages have included the practical, such as gloves, gel shoe insoles, socks, sand scarves, powdered energy drinks and LED flashlights, as well as the recreational, such as DVDs, CDs and comic books.
All told, in those four years we have shipped 1,100 Care Packages to military personnel in three different Brigades of the 3rd Marine Division in cooperation with their Family Readiness Office, and to elements of the 101st Airborne. This year we’ll be supporting the 841st En Bn. LTC William S. “Clete” Schaper Battalion Commander.
This year our goal is twofold: 150 Care Packages overseas, and 300 to VA Hospitals in the NE/NY region. That’s no small matter. Acquiring the products to go into the packages and shipping them overseas will cost approximately $100,000. To meet that goal, we need your help.
Corporations can become sponsors either by making a tax-deductible cash donation or by providing a product in multiples of multiples of 150 and or 300: 150 for a forward deployed units and 300 for VA hospital patients. Our project will culminate in Providence, Rhode Island at Netroots Nation 2012 on June 7 – 10th, 2012. There, we will gather to assemble, pack, and ship the Care Packages. We are very excited and look forward to exceeding everyone’s expectations this year! DONATE NOW and join us in Providence to pack a box!