This year we have had the support of familiar faces and some new ones. We are so grateful for every single donation. This year we will be sending Bag Balm, Cabot Creamery, Darn Tough Socks, Maple Grove Farms Maple Candies, Cider Doughnuts from Eddie’s Bakery, and 14th Star Brewery. Plus many more surprises along with Christmas cards from our area schools.
All thanks to our shipping sponsors: Barrett Insurance Agency, Elks Club, American Legion Post 58, Advantage Tennis, Kingdom Gymnastics, Twin State Ford, New England Foam and Coating, North Country LongSpurs, CCR Sports, Catamount North, Trombley Plumbing and Heating, Gold Crown Lanes, Lamplighter Lounge, Celtic Marketing, Calco Inc., Wes Ward Auto, Absolute Auto, NFP Insurance, Kinney Pike Insurance, Passumpsic Bank, Goodfellas Tavern, Carlson Plumbing and Heating, Stonecrest Properties, Begin Reality, Junction 2 and 18 Self Storage.
Many THANKS to our local media for their awesome coverage this year!
#GivingTuesday is finally here! Though we know there are so many great causes out there, doing extraordinary things, we hope that you might give to our local non-profit organization. Not only are you supporting a GREAT cause, but you can take comfort in knowing where your money is being spent. (We have no administration fees of any kind!) All our money goes to purchasing gifts for the care packages and shipping ($17.35 per box). Please join is un 4 days at the Elks Club in St.Johnsbury from 9am-12pm to pack as many care packages as you can! Our goal is 600! To donate to the cause please click the Donate tab at the top of this page. Thank You.
Excited to receive our first BIG donation for this years event! The American legion surprised us by raising $3,200!! We can’t thank you enough Post 58: including Ladies Auxiliry and Sons of the American Legion!
Mark your calendars for Dec. 2nd!! Our annual packing event is just around the corner!!
Contact us with questions, share our story, donate, get involved…
let’s spread the LOVE this holiday season in a world that needs it more than ever!
Download and Print this years flyer below:
Troops Flyer 2017
News 7: http://campus.lyndonstate.edu/news7/archives/archive.html
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.
Excited to announce the first 3 Vermont companies to donate goods for our care packages. We can raise funds all day long for shipping, but if we have nothing to pack into boxes are efforts are fruitless. Thank you Vermont for being such a generous state to worthy causes.
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.