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Our 2016 event was a tremendous SUCCESS! We were able to send out 500 holiday care packages to 10 different units, along with 10 artificial trees with lights and ornaments. WOW! All of this was done in 1.5 hours! Double WOW! We couldn’t have done it without all the consistent support of local businesses and the loyal volunteers that donate and come out every year. You all wait patiently in line to pack as many boxes as you can! It is truly a humbling experience every year! We all want to thank everyone involved, but we can’t forget who we really are thanking… THANK YOU to our troops serving this Christmas in dangerous locations. You are what we celebrate in our success! We may not even know you, but we hope that we show you what you mean to all of us in this tiny state of Vermont. God bless.
We have a NEW way for local businesses to support our worthy cause! In case you didn’t know, each box that we ship is a flat rate APO box through the USPS. There is no other way to get packages to our combat zones. Every year the USPS raises their rates, this year we will be charged $16.75 per care package. To help with these soaring prices we are asking businesses to sponsor individual boxes. Below are our sponsorship levels:
Bronze Sponsor: 10 boxes for $170 (Shipping Banner name recognition)
Silver Sponsor: 15 boxes for $255 (Shipping Banner logo recognition)
Gold Sponsor: 20 boxes for $340 (Event & Shipping Banner name recognition)
Platinum Sponsor: 25 boxes for $425 (Event & Shipping Banner logo recognition)
Diamond Sponsor: 30 boxes for $510 (Media Sponsor! Event & Shipping Banner logo recognition)
Note that, not only will businesses be advertised on banners and/or on our website, but for a special touch, each box sponsored will have a sticker stating whom the box was sponsored by.
We know some businesses really could care less about their logo being anywhere, we appreciate your humbleness. However, we do think a humble sticker proves the simplicity of small town camaraderie in our wonderful state.
Thank you to all local businesses who continue to humble our organization with their enthusiasm and commitment to this project.
Support us when you shop this holiday season. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-1843117 and Amazon Donates.
We are still looking for addresses to troops serving in combat zones this holiday season. Please email us privately.
GIFTS and supplies please see our shopping list for more (REMEMBER: the more quality items we can fit the better, nothing too big!)
VOLUNTEERS: the more the merrier… come the day of the event and pack as many boxes as you would like and bring the family, the card station will be stocked with markers and stickers galore!
DONATIONS: each box will cost us $16.75 to ship so any help is appreciated. As for area businesses wanting to get involved we have a box sponsorship we would love to share with you. Private message us!
***If anyone else has Vermont company connections and can donate great gifts please let us know!
Want to learn a little about us… check out this short video. Share our cause with friend and family and join us December 3rd!! Cheers to 16 years! 520 boxes last year… how many QUALITY care packages can we send this year?!
Still in need of addresses, gifts, and shipping donations. Message us with any questions you may have! Thank you to all who have supported us for the last 7 years and Dorcas Lee for the 9 year prior! Every card, every donation and every volunteer MATTERS!!