Looking for a way for my class to send something to the troops overseas
November 28, 2004 11:13 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a way for my class to send something to the troops overseas to show our support for them. Anyone here know how to go about this?
posted by jmd82 to Human Relations (7 answers total)
I vaguely remember something like this on the old version of the Tucker Max Message Board ... a 1st Grade (?) class basically adopted a troop and wrote letters/pictures them. Some of the troop responses were posted on the board -- they seemed very touched and appreciative.
posted by fourstar at 11:33 PM on November 28, 2004

Staying (semi) local, you could call the community affairs department at Ft. Benning and ask them to put you in touch with GA soldiers.

Ft. Benning Info
Community Relations, 706-545-2238
posted by ..ooOOoo....ooOOoo.. at 11:48 PM on November 28, 2004

Have you tried the Books for Soldiers website? Note : To gain access to the forum where soldiers list their requests & addresses requires registration.
posted by invisible ink at 12:01 AM on November 29, 2004

Any Soldier seems like a good program. There's a database of contacts from various army, navy, marine, and air force personnel who somewhat regularly send updates with photos and requests and, through these named contacts, care packages and mail are distributed widely, with the express purpose of ensuring everyone receives something, at least sometime.
posted by lumiere at 2:18 AM on November 29, 2004

THIS seems an excellent way, albeit to those who have unfortunately had to come home for recovery (via Making Light), perhaps minus the political commentary....
posted by Pressed Rat at 5:55 AM on November 29, 2004

This Department of Defense page links to several organizations and programs that might fit the bill.
posted by profwhat at 6:32 AM on November 29, 2004

To second lumiere's suggestion, our church has used Any Soldier, and had great success. We've gotten 4 cards back so far from some of the soldiers to whom we've sent packages. Seems to work really well.
posted by ChrisTN at 7:22 AM on November 29, 2004

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