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Daughter wants whole class to send packages

Hello All!! I was searching the internet the other day and found a blog about how cold the nights get this time of year in Afgan and Iraq.. The guy was asking people to donate blankets and other goodies for the troops. As I read this with my seven year old, she asked me if that would be something she could ask her teacher, or even her principal for her class or whole school could do. Truely made my heart smile!! Anyways, I was hoping to find a local troop to support, so hopefully when they come home, maybe they could either come see the kids at school, or we could all get together for dinner or something, so the kids could actually put a face with the people they were helping. I see this turning in to soo much more. I know the kids will want to send letters and will be so excited about this. So I have a few questions for all of you..

1..Does it really get that cold over there, and is there a need for blankets? I have read several post of what things are wanted/needed and have never seen blankets mentioned.

2.. I saw someone posted that they got their church to cover the shipping cost.. so do i just call them and ask?

3.. This isn't a question, but just a thought.. you know how you can go pick an angel for a child to buy for at Christmas.. I really think we should have something like this for the soldiers all year around, and if there is something like this in place it needs to be communicated better.

I am truely clueless on how I am going to go about this. I just know that my family is really excited about it. I found a local soldier from posting my thoughts on facebook, so I'm waiting to get his information from a friend. Then it will be on to presenting it to my daughters teacher and getting help from the room mom. Let's hope they are as excited as me and my daughter.. and if not I will try to do a few soldiers on my own and I'm sure I can talk several friends and family members in as well. Any help, guidance, comments, previous experience would be great.. Tara
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:56 AM

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It DOES get cold there at nights expecially in Afghan. I know my hubby when he was over there bought these THICK fleece blankets for the nights. . You can google the weather there now and it is saying lows in the 30s.. and it is only November!
I think it also depends on where they are and what their living situation is. My hubby has been over twice and brought back the thick blanket the second time around.

There are alot of sites that have good info. You can check here if you are looking for soldiers to send things to.
Adopt A US Soldier or here Adopt-A-Soldier | www.hugsforoursoldiers.org

Where are you from? There could be National Guard or reserves in your area deployed or deploying.
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anysoldier.com is also a good sight. We used it a couple of years ago to send boxes to troops through DH's work.

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I talked to my hubby about this and he thought sending blankets was a great idea! ALot of people going over for the first time do not realize how cold it can get. He also reminded me that I sent him feet and hand warmers and those were a big hit with the people he shared them with!
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