Stockings from Scouts

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Cub Scout Pack 76 in Bradenton, Florida (near Sarasota) gave back to our service members and veterans this past holiday season! The boys collected items to be used in stockings that Soldiers' Angels distributed to deployed service members and veterans in VA Hospitals. In total the pack stuffed 24 stockings-- but it doesn't stop there-- they are already collecting stockings for next holiday season! Check out all the photos of these Cub Scouts stuffing stockings for our troops


Other Highlights

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Favor Teams Up with Soldiers' Angels

May 22, 2017

Favor, an Austin-based on-demand delivery service, is showing their support for Soldiers' Angels through their Favor for Good campaign. In honor of Memorial Day, Favor will donate $1 to Soldiers' Angels for each Favor placed from a variety of restaurants in all 15 cities they serve throughout Texas. The campaign runs from Monday, May 22 - Sunday, May 28. To learn more about Favor and the cities they serve, visit FavorDelivery.com and download their app. If you already have the app, click on the banner similar to the image above when you open your app and you will discover a list of participating restaurants in your area.


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Surprise Visit from Angels!

May 18, 2017

What a wonderful surprise we had from two of our Angel volunteers! Rebecca and Annie are sisters-- one lives in the Dallas area and the other lives in Boise, Idaho. They coordinated long distance to make some beautiful and unique handmade baby items for Soldiers' Angels Operation Top Knot. Recently, they were on a road trip together and decided to stop into the Soldiers' Angels headquarters in San Antonio and personally drop off some of the amazing items they created! The sets they brought included beautiful knit baby blankets, handmade diaper bags, bibs, and other useful items for babies and moms supported through the OTK program. Thank you Rebecca and Annie!


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Silver Ridge 4-H Gives Back

These adorable little kiddos from Washington state gave back to our veterans in a big way! Last week, this group from The Silver Ridge 4-H partnered with Soldiers' Angels and packed 150 non-perishable Box Lunches! The meals will be distributed to homeless veterans during the Tacoma Stand Down on May 13. The items that went into the Box Lunches were purchased through a generous donation by Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Check out all the photos of their packaging project on the Soldiers' Angels Veteran Support Program Facebook page.


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Thank You Military Spouses!

Friday, May 12 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day! Military spouses endure so much while their husbands/wives are away on deployment. They are on the front lines of support to our service members and selflessly continue their lives while their partners are protecting our country. The Friday before Mother's Day is set aside each year so that we can show our appreciation for these amazing men and women. If you have any military spouses in your life, show them some appreciation on Friday by downloading the Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day graphic and sharing it with them via social media, email, or text! Click here to download the graphic now.


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Holy Care Package, Batman!

Our Angels are so creative! Sometimes sending a care packages to a deployed service member is not just about what's in the care package, but what's on the care package. Imagine how excited you would be to open a box that clearly took imagination, creativity, time, and love! Of course our Angels also fill these crafty containers with great treats, useful items, and other necessities-- but there is no denying how special the recipient will feel when they open a care package like this one. If you have some creative juices dying to get out, take a look at our the Soldiers' Angels Deployed Adoptions Team and share that creativity with the brave men and women serving our country. 


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Soldiers' Angels Blanket Drive

Hospitals are cold. Deployments are long. A blanket may seem like a simple gift-- but think how much warmth and comfort your favorite blanket provides for you when you are cold or lonely. Let's share that cozy feeling with veterans and deployed service members! Soldiers' Angels is collecting NEW blankets of any kind (store bought, handmade, no-sew, etc) to distribute to veterans in VA Hospitals and ship to deployed service members. Twin size is preferred.Be sure to include a personal note of thanks tied or attached to each blanket! Read our Soldiers' Angels Blanket Drive blog for full details. 
 
#SoldiersAngelsBlanketDrive runs from May 1 - August 31, 2017.

 


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Baby Leanne Loves her Gifts!

The Soldiers' Angels Operation Top Knot Team helps welcome beautiful bundles of joy into the world, like baby Leanne. Leanne's mom, Roxanne, is an active duty service member in the US Navy. Operation Top Knot put together a 'virtual' baby shower to welcome Leanne into the world and take some stress off of her brave mom, who is currently stationed overseas. The gifts even included some special handmade items from the Soldiers' Angels Sewing and Crafting Team - a knit blanket, handmade booties, and handmade hats. There were even some Mary Kay lotions included just for mom. If you are interested in helping welcome military babies through virtual baby showers, learn more about the Soldiers' Angels Operation Top Knot Team here.


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Helping Veterans Like John

Meet John! He courageously served in the United States Marine Corps. He drove 1 hour on his scooter to make it to our Mobile Food Distribution in Detroit, Michigan. He never misses an event, and we are always so excited to serve him each month. Our volunteers loaded John's cart with free grocery items such as milk, chicken, eggs, fresh produce, and more! This is just a small way that we serve the men and women who have served us. Thank you John - and thank you to all who have served in the Armed Forces!


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Coffee Station at Denver VA

Veterans at the Denver VA Hospital receive an extra sweet pick-me-up on Fridays! Soldiers' Angels and Lockheed Martin team up twice per month on Fridays to man a coffee station at the Denver VA Hospital. Volunteers from Soldiers' Angels and Lockheed Martin serve coffee and hand out 25 dozen donuts to veteran patients. Huge thanks to Lockheed Martin who provides the funding for this great initiative!


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We Have Officially Reached Our Goal... Again!

A huge thank you to everyone who has participated in the first ever Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors campaign! In just two short months, we have: reached our initial goal of 1,000 pairs; raised our goal to 2,500 pairs; and, as of this week-- surpassed our second goal with 2,611 pairs! And guess what? There are still two weeks left until the official 'end' of the campaign! We know there are many of you that are still collecting socks-- please do! We would love to completely blow the 2017 goal out of the water and make our goal for 2018 even higher. There's still time to help us with this campaign, click here for full details on Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors.


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The First Letter

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month, which is the perfect time for us to highlight and celebrate our amazing Cards Plus Team and Letter Writing Team! When Soldiers' Angels was founded in 2003, the main objective was to send care packages to the deployed-- but thanks to a fantastic suggestion by Angel Sara, the Letter Writing Team was started so our volunteers can reach even more deployed heroes and sheroes. After sending one of the very first letters from the Soldiers' Angels Letter Writing Team, Angel Sara received a very powerful reply from downrange. Read this touching letter here.


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MWD's Love Care Packages Too!

Our deployed service members are not the only ones that work hard to protect us-- Military Working Dogs (or MWD's) do too! There are more than 2,500 Military Working Dogs in the US Armed Forces and, at any given time, hundreds of those four-legged heroes are deployed with their handlers. Angel Lisa, a member of the Soldiers' Angels Deployed Adoptions Team, has an adopted service member that just so happens to be one of those handlers. When she sends care packages to her service member, she also includes extra special treats for this adorable pup! He is pictured with Milk Bones dog biscuits, Girl Scout Cookies, and Grab the Gold treats (the last two are, of course, for his handler!).