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.
January 17, 2017
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January 13, 2017
January 10, 2017
It's hard to believe another year has come and gone. Here at Soldiers' Angels, 2016 was a fantastic year with an abundance of memorable moments. Although we have too many to share in one blog post, we decided to compile a list of some our Top Moments of 2016. From Mobile Food Distributions in the rain and snow, to helping female service members deployed in Afghanistan celebrate Mother's Day, these moments have touched the lives of service members, veterans, and all of us here at Soldiers' Angels. Click through to take a look at all of the Soldiers' Angels Top Moments of 2016.
Most fourth grade students spend their time thinking about homework, the latest video game, or what they are going to do at recess. But a group of fourth graders in Minnesota decided it was time to do their part to support wounded service members. Late last year, they formed a "Veterans Club" and began raising money for wounded heroes. To spread the word about their mission, the children sold brownies, Christmas cookies, cupcakes, lemon bars, and muffins by the dozen and half dozen. In total the fourth graders raised over $200 and ultimately donated the money to Soldiers' Angels. Photo credit: Ellarry Prentice
Soldiers' Angels "Angel" volunteers are selfless. They support our service members and veterans without ever thinking of receiving anything in return. Angel Debbie, a member of the Deployed Adoptions Team, was no exception. She sent her deployed service member a lovingly packed holiday care package with the hope that she would brighten the day of someone who was spending the holidays away from their family. She never expected to receive a care package from her adopted service member! "Today my husband and I were shoveling and he looked up and said there is a package on the steps. It was covered with snow... Read More...
The children posing for this photo are not showing off their holiday stockings-- they are actually showing off their hard work! This is a Mrs. Sandlin's 7th grade class at Madras Middle School in Newnan, GA. They decided to pay it forward during the holidays by giving back to veterans at the Atlanta VA Hospital! They stuffed 110 stockings with snacks, games, socks, and other goodies that will bring smiles to the faces of the VA's patients.
Through a recent partnership with Soldiers' Angels, Starion Energy Inc. will donate the cost of one care package per new customer! The ultimate goal of the company is a donation of up to $10,000 to Soldiers' Angels in honor of those military personnel who selflessly serve our country. Founded in 2009, Starion is a competitive supplier of electricity and gas for residents in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Thank you Starion Energy for your partnership and for your dedication to supporting our military men and women!
This past weekend Soldiers' Angels hosted a stocking stuffing event in Houston with Opportune LLC. A team of associates from the company stuffed 200 holiday stockings that will be distributed to veterans in the Houston area to help bring them some holiday cheer. Thanks to everyone at Opportune as well as Houston Angels for making this event a success! View the photos from the holiday stocking stuffing event here!
Books-A-Million coffee returns! Thanks to the generosity of Books-A-Million customers, veterans at VA hospitals and deployed troops around the world will be enjoying a nice warm cup of Joe Muggs coffee this winter. Through their bi-yearly "Coffee for the Troops" campaign, customers purchase bags of coffee that also includes a personalized note. Books-A-Million also donates additional cases as part of their matching pledge. During this round of the campaign alone, the company donated 14,280 cases of coffee to Soldiers' Angels! Check out all of our 2016 pictures of veterans and service members enjoying their delicious coffee.
The Home Depot's New England Regional office joined the Soldiers' Angels Holiday Community Partner Program with the goal of giving something back. The small office in Canton, Massachusetts only has 10 employees, so they signed up to donate 50 stuffed stockings. But then they decided to do what they could to give a little bit extra... soon they had collected well over 400 stockings for deployed service members and veterans! Read the full story here.
The Soldiers' Angels Chaplain Support Team was recently asked if they could provide Softball equipment to a unit of Marines. The Angels worked hard and accomplished the goal of sending gear! Below is the thank you they received:
"Over the past two weekends we were able to play over 50 games of softball. We had 8 teams who each played in a season and a triple elimination tournament. We could not have played these games without the equipment you guys sent to us. On behalf of all the players and teams I want to say THANK YOU for the time and effort each and every one of you put into getting the equipment to us. It means a lot that even though we're on the other side of the planet, we still have people and organizations thinking about us and willing to help out in any way they can." - Gunnery Sergeant Jonathan
Check out all the images here.