Adopt a soldier, have you ever done this?

@maezee (33282)
United States
September 28, 2009 10:33pm CST
I "adopted" two soldiers about a month and a half ago, and I've sent them about 5 letters and packages since. I'm curious to know if anyone else is doing this. If so, where did you sign up for it? What types of things are you sending your soldiers? And what are you writing & including in your letters? I adopted my soldiers from adoptaussoldier.org - and I encourage anyone to check it out. It does cost money - for shipping and for buying what you're sending them, but in my opinion, it's worth it. I feel like I'm helping out. I've been sending my soldiers weekly letters, toiletries, and lots and lots of candy. . But beyond that, I'm not really sure what else to send. What would YOU want to receive if you were abroad, enlisted in the army and deployed somewhere across the world? Please keep in mind not to suggest "prohibited" items, such as tobacco, alcohol, Listerine, hand sanitizer, etc! Thanks for any of your suggestions..
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@loudcry (1044)
• India
29 Sep 09
I am from India and India not currently involved in any full fledged war, However, I will try to fond out if I can send something to soldiers in Kashmir. I think its is a great thing you are doing by sending letters and other things to soldiers sent abroad. I suggest sending books or newspaper cuttings that speak highly of soldiers. I think what they need most is to know that they are appreciated back home considering the public opinion in the US is against the wars.