12 November 2009

Help for Hero's.....................

Hi everyone, I thought I would show you what mum's work has been up to for our troops. They have done a shoebox appeal. Everyone filled a shoebox with some little luxuries and goodies they thought the men and women might like. These will be taken to a centre that will get the boxes to the troops. A small idea but a big meaning. The response has been brilliant and these are just a few of the boxes.
There is a huge drive going on at the moment called help for Hero's with fundraising all over the country. That too is going so well. Just goes to show that there is lots of good in the world, trying to overcome the bad..







See you.. Hugs GJ x



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31 comments:

The Crew said...

What a wonderful cause. It's nice to hear something good instead of the constant bad news we get every day!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Kudos to your mum!!! Our mom "adopts" a different soldier effury year and sends them a package for the holidays! It's good to know there are good, decent people in this world and we've met LOTS of them right here on the CB, you included! :o)

LizzyBean said...

Y'all are totally awesome for participating in such a worthy cause. One of our big things is the SPCA International's "Operation Baghdad Pup" which works to bring home abandoned animals adopted by troops in the war zones. Many of these rescued animals become mascots and comforters for troops and the SPCA is inundated for requests from troops for help to get the animals back to the US -- the US military does not provide this help, so the SPCA International stepped in. My hat is off to you and also to the Kool Kittie Krew!

Dory and the Mama said...

What a great Mama you have GJ!!! Give her extra snuggles for me ok??

Smileys!
Dory

Martha and Bailey said...

What a nice thing for people to do - you are right GJ there is more good than bad in the world.
xxxx

Anya said...

Its a WONDERFUL idea :-)
Your Mommy is very sweet for other people she deserved a hug GJ :-)

hugs
Kareltje =^.^=

ScrapsofMe said...

Hi GJ! Give yer mom an extra special cuddle for me. I have 3 miliary peeps in my home. SHE is always sending boxes and and collecting for or from various groups. One thing she wanted to say is try not to put smelly toiletries in with yummy stuff. She puts foodies in with books, cds and dvd stuff...or the non-scented stuff. Some of the times the boxes sit around in a desert outpost for weeks, and the fragrant stuff gets the smell all over the foodie stuff and the beef jerky ends up tasting like deodorant. She also tries to include a personal note or letter in each box. She has a lot of GF's that are good at writing notes and they sit around making handmade cards for the troops. I like it when they do that cuz their snackies fall off the floor.
Hooverliscious yummies!
Bonnie

One Cats Nip said...

That so cool! Those boxes are such a nice thought! I bet they really love them. I remember when I lived in a military town what a lot of people would do was invite returning soldiers to their home around the holidays if they couldnt get home in time or had noone to go home too. So they would not only get to enjoy the great meals but get presents and just overall get a family feeling!

The OP Pack said...

Great work, GJ's Mum. That is a wonderful thing to do.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Cat of Nine Tales said...

Such a great thing to do!
~Lisa Co9T

Cezar and Léia said...

Well done, they will be very happy with those gifts!
purrs and love
Luna

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Once again, I must paw:

Woo have khwite the special mum!

Please snuggle her fur me!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Boo-Bah said...

What a nice mom you have. I am sure those boxes will be appreciated more than we could ever imagine.

Iris

Sammy and Andy said...

YAY for participating.....we do the same thing several times a year through our church.

xxxxxxxxx

CatLadyDiary.com said...

That's a great reminder for the rest of us to keep our eyes open and see where we can do good for others

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

What a wonderful cause your Mom is supporting. We know the troops will appreciate it.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a great project. We know from mom's son that the soldiers really appreciate these little kindnesses!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

GJ, your mom is a hero! What a wonderful thing to organize as a "Thanks" to the brave men and women who serve. Give your mum hugs from us.

Eric and Flynn said...

That is a great thing to do. Your mum is a lovely lady.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

OMDDDDDDD!!!!
What a great great project!!!
GJ you have a super special mommy!!!
We love her....
Pleaseeeeeee....can you give extra hugs from us to her????
She's very very cute and have a big big heart!!!
we must believe that good is more than bad in the world!!!
Great post!!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

The Monkeys said...

That is a great idea and very generous of your Mum and her co-workers!

The Army of Four said...

That is SO cool! Way to go, mom-o-GJ!
Play bows,
Zim

Huffle Mawson said...

What a great idea!

milocat said...

Wot a good idea. Yoo must be proud of your mom for helping.

Milo and Alfie xx

Ludo van Doggy said...

Wow! They has beed busy. I sure the soldiers will be very greatful!
Your new blog looking very nice too!
~lickies, Ludo

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

What a great way to share the love this holiday season!

us4 cats said...

just make sure YOU stay outta that box before its taped up. you stay home : )

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

GJ, I love your new autumn header!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

That is so cool - I have never heard of that before but I love it! Such a great idea!

Junior and Orion said...

That is wonderful!!! Give your Mom some gentle headbutts for us!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That is so neat, what your mom is doing. We imagine the troops will really enjoy the boxes. Well, actually we think you should keep the boxes and just pass on the contents. Humans only like what's in the box. Kitties like the box. You could have a ball with all those emptied.