We are always looking for a way to support the troops. My husband was a Marine during Operation Desert Storm and remembers how tough it was on his family while he was away. We often think of what the troops are going through, but sometimes forget that each one of them has left a family behind who worries about and misses them.
You can join with the USO and Cheerios in helping to send a little cheer to our country’s military families this fall. Specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal feature “Cheer” postcards, which can be cut out and mailed to military families through a partnership with the USO. Even better, for each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families. (Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.)
Here’s what you do to participate:
- Cut out the postcard found on the front of the box. You will see cut out lines around the “Cheer” in the Cheerios logo.
- On the back-side of the postcard, write a message of encouragement or a simple “thank you.”
- Add postage, and drop the pre-addressed post card in the mail.
Once you have mailed them, the USO will make sure they get into the hands of military families on bases and in USO centers.
So, what do you say? Go grab some Cheerios in that specially marked box, cut out the postcard while you’re munching on that delicious, heart-healthy snack, write some words of thanks, and mail it off. It will do your heart good in more ways than one!!
Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a campaign with Cheerios and Mom Central. I received product and a promotional item to thank me for my time and participation. All opinions expressed are my own.