Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Thank You Girl Scout Troops 133 & 603

I wanted to share a letter I received with a recent shipment of cards:

Hello from Girl Scout Troops 133 & 603 in Romeoville, IL:

Our troop has submitted cards to Cards for Soldiers in the past, but we wanted to do something on a bigger scale - to get more people involved. So last month we set up a couple of tables at church and invited everyone in our parish to stop by after mass and make a card. I've enclosed a copy of our church bulletin.

We had a variety of of skill levels within our community, which you will notice when you look over the cards, but all were made with our soldiers in mind.

Usually stamping and scrapbooking is considered a "female" hobby. The neat part of our day was seeing how many men (veteran's themselves) stopped by to stamps a card for our troops.

So enclosed are a little over 400 cards to send to our troops! There are card for several different seasons or events and do not exactly match the schedule you have posted but we do not have enough money in the troop bank account to send them separately. It is our hope you will be able to make room for them unitl the particular holiday comes around.

Thanks for organizing such an awesome opportunity to show our support to the men and women who sacrifice so much for all of us!

I can't thank you all enough for such a meaningful shipment of cards. I makes me feel so good to know that there are so many people out there still supporting our troops and our "Cards for Soldiers" effort. Thank you to each and every person who made a card in Romeoville, IL!


Tammy said...

What a beautiful letter! Thank you for sharing :)

Andrea Cloutier said...

This is so terrific! Thanks for posting and thanks to Romeoville, IL!

Chris said...

What a heartfelt reminder of how much our Troops are doing for our country. Thanks to the Girl Scouts of Romeoville for organizing such a great effort!

Carol said...

What a wonderful blessing! Big thanks to everyone there in Romeoville who organized, helped, and made cards!