Saturday, April 21, 2007

AnySolder.com

Yesterday I sent a package to a soldier stationed in Iraq. I'd learned about AnySoldier.com on someone's blog--can't remember whose--and loved the idea. Basically it lets soldiers sign up and post what they need. Often it's soldiers not getting care packages from anyone else. So I selected a soldier from Texas and asked my son's 1st grade teacher if she would be interested in having the class send letters to him. She loved the idea (and my request just happened to coincide with the class studying careers, so it was perfect). I sent her a picture of the soldier from the AnySoldier.com website, and each child wrote a personalized letter. My favorite was the girl who asked, "How do you like Iraq?", and how many of them signed "Your friend". The teacher paperclipped them all together and even added a sheet of photos, identifying each student, so that the soldiers could see who had sent which letter. I added a couple of DVD's, a citronella candle (which had been requested), and a package of trail mix. I don't expect to hear back, but I included a notecard and envelope and my address just in case they'd like to write back to the kids. I think it'll be a big hit.

4 comments:

Swishy said...

What a great idea! So nice of you to do it.

ERiCA said...

Very cool idea! I'll have to check it out. Bet the kids' package was priceless. =)

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Great idea.

Annie said...

That's such a terrific idea, Alyssa! I'm certain it's going to be very appreciated by that soldier!