Sometimes it can be hard to let people know that you are thinking of them. Especially if the people that we are thinking of are in other countries.
Operation Love Boxes is a program that has given me extreme pleasure. My friend, John Baker, a great local agent and philanthropist, and his church and local community, started the program in November of 2005.
The idea is to fill standard boxes to the brim with candies, granola, stationary, wet wipes, small books and even Christmas decorations. The boxes are sent with a domestic flat rate for very little postage. These are just simple things, from home, to remind our troops overseas that we love, miss and support them.
I have only been involved for a few months now and the thank you emails that we have received have been very special. I urge you to check out the website and start your own Love Box Operation. It is
easy, view the video here.
Operation Love Boxes is having party to stuff, address and send DVDs on Wednesday the 18th (tomorrow). The DVDs tell the Operation Love Boxes story and tell how to start your own operation.
If you are in the Salem, OR area and want to help out please come to:
2339 State St, Salem, Or 97301 on 3/18/09 @ 6-8pm.
Or call/email John Baker:
(O) 503-364-6797 ext 302
Toll Free 877-893-6797