LEXINGTON’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY
CARE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY
OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Monday, November 3, 2014
Kentucky National Guard Armory
4301 Airport Rd. – Lexington
HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE?
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BRING CARE PACKAGE DONATIONS
Help fill hundreds of care packages being sent to our
deployed troops who will not be home for the holidays.
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Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Cover Postage Costs
Suggested Minimum Donation: $10
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Send some Christmas cheer to the Hero of your choice
by shopping for and assembling a care package
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QUESTIONS? Contact us
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can make a difference in the life
of an American hero!
What things come to mind when you think about the upcoming holiday season? Spending time with family and friends… enjoying the home cooked meals… or maybe just drinking a cup of hot chocolate beside the fireplace.
Now think for a moment about the men and women that are deployed during the holidays. Instead of home cooked meals, they will be eating MREs… instead of looking forward to a 3 day holiday weekend, they will be working hard every day to protect us and our freedoms… but most of all, they won’t get to enjoy spending time with their loved ones.
Care packages can bring a little touch of home to our deployed troops. However, many that are deployed have no one sending packages or even letters. Our goal for Operation SEND Christmas is to send more care packages than ever before! The news likes to ignore the fact that thousands are still deployed, but we KNOW the truth! We still have hundreds of names on our list that have requested care packages… and we want to send a package to each and every one of them!
Through our Adopt A Hero program, you have the opportunity to send a touch of home to a deployed hero. You can choose to shop for their items yourself, or simply donate and we will handle it all for you. YOU can make a difference in the life of an American hero!
To learn more visit our Adopt a Hero page.
On August 21, 2014, some CBRE and Lexmark employees volunteered at Military Missions, Inc. in Lexington, KY.
One of Military Missions’ largest projects is sending care packages to our troops deployed in harm’s way. The care packages are sent to the troops on a year round basis. The volunteers helped with preparations for the upcoming assembly night by forming and taping the USPS flat rate boxes. They also filled bags with candy, drink mixes, personal care items, and snacks to go in these boxes.
CBRE employees’ volunteer hours helped make it possible to mail these small touches of home to our deployed troops. They also raised money for the postage needed to send the boxes by having a bowling tournament. All of their efforts helped us say “THANK YOU” to our deployed military personnel.
Everyone enjoyed the day – CBRE employees, Lexmark employees and Military Missions’ volunteers. On behalf of the heroes who will be touched by your time and efforts, we are grateful.
Thank you for partnering with Military Missions, Inc. to support and encourage those that ensure freedoms known only to Americans.
More pictures of the CBRE employees can be seen on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc
We want to send out a huge THANK YOU to all the folks at New Friendship Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland! They collected all these great items to be used during our upcoming care package assembly. THANK YOU to everyone that had a part in this! It is very much appreciated!!
LIKE us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MilitaryMissionsInc
Mark your calendars and join us as we assemble boxes for our upcoming care package mailing on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. We will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40514. If you plan to participate please register HERE or call or text 859-221-9477.
Our list of soldiers grows every day. Many people believe that all of our men and women have returned home but there are thousands still deployed and they need our help. We hope you will download a copy of our care package suggestion list and plan to donate some items to be included in our packages. We are also in need of monetary donations to cover the costs of shipping. You can donate directly from our website.
Even if you can’t participate in this event you can still support our troops by spreading the word about this event.
Hope to see you there!
These are just a few of the fine folks of Stoll•Keenon•Ogden, a Lexington Ky law firm, who recently contributed to “Casual for a Cause Friday”. Once a month, employees participate by wearing casual clothing to work and donating to a charity selected by the firm. On June 27th they chose Military Missions as the casual Friday recipient and raised $243. Thank you to everyone at Stoll Keenon Odgen for making this a success!
From left to right: Donna Rhodus, Kim Ewen, John Rader & Nira Venable.
On July 4th, all Saul Good Restaurant & Pub locations in Lexington Ky will offer 1/2 price on all food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc.
Military Missions, Inc. is dedicated to providing care packages and support for soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations. These care packages contain essential items (eye drops, foot powder, socks) and sundries (CD’s, snack food, books). The cost to fill each package, excluding donated items, exceeds $20. In addition, it will cost approximately $10 to mail each package.
Last December, during Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas, Military Missions sent over 1,000 packages to deployed soldiers. In addition, over 4,000 unit bags and boxes were shipped during the remainder of the year. “We believe it’s important to let our soldiers know we have not forgotten them,” said Beth Pennington, founder of Military Missions. “The process of funding the annual Christmas care packages must begin now. In these unsure economic times, we all must start early and dig deeper into our hearts and pockets to show our appreciation for our local military community.”
“We are thrilled to be a part of Military Missions quest to encourage and thank our hometown heroes,” said Rob Perez, owner of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is an American pub, which serves a wide variety of chef driven food, including hand tossed pizzas, gourmet burgers, farm fresh salads and features a chocolate bar. The restaurant will offer 1/2 price on all food items on July 4, 2014, from noon to 7:00 pm. Donations to Military Missions will be encouraged.
Saul Good Restaurant & Pub now has 3 locations to serve the Lexington area:
Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Rd (859) 273-4663
Hamburg, 1808 Alysheba Way (859) 317-9200
and Downtown, 123 N. Broadway (859) 252-4663.
They can also be found on the web at www.saulgoodpub.com.
If you cannot visit a Saul Good location but would still like to help support our troops, please visit our donation page.
Did you know Military Missions could earn money each time you shop at Amazon??
AND THAT’S NOT ALL…
In honor of Dad, shop at AmazonSmile through 6/15/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Military Missions!
What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
There is NO cost to you. Just choose Military Missions as your designated charity and Amazon will do the rest. Bookmark the AmazonSmile link so you’re sure to use it each time you shop on Amazon.