December 13, 2010

Stamp-Ede For the Troops

Here's a riddle: How much does it cost to mail a stamp?

Time's up. It costs 88 cents. First you have to buy the stamp, then you have to buy a stamp to mail said stamp. That will be 88 cents, please.

Sounds like something Charles Ponzi might dream up, but this holiday mindbender actually makes complete sense.

You see, sending stamps to
Operation Care Package helps to make sure that our troops don’t go without mail this holiday season. Your stamps are effectively pre-paid airfare for the cards, letters and care packages that Americans send to the men and women serving overseas in our military.

All you’ve got to do is send a first class stamp (or as many as you’d like) to STAMPS, c/o Operation Care Package, 611 Wilcox Street, Joliet, IL 60435. Click here for more information about Operation Care Package or call 815-723-6960.

If you’d rather send cookies to the troops – without having to bake and/or ship them yourself – you can join The Food Network’s Sunny Anderson (a former airwoman in the US Air Force) and Kenmore (the appliance people) for their “Baking for the Troops” promotion.

Not to sound like a broken record, but all you’ve got to do is “like” Kenmore on Facebook – specifically the
Cookies4Troops tab – and they’ll send 250,00 cookies overseas to our troops. Once that goal is achieved, Kenmore will donate $50,000 to Heroes At Home Gift Registry, a non-profit organization that takes care of military family members in need.

here to join the cookie crusade.

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