Thanks to TAM Artgal for the following post with information on how we can help the troops during the holidays. Thanks Lisa!


While we are gathered with family and friends this Thanksgiving and Christmas season, there are thousands of men and women who will be spending the holidays thousands of miles away from home, away from their loved ones, ensuring the safety and security of this nation. So this season, while we give thanks for our many blessings, we can also send Christmas cheer from home to let those serving in the Marines we have not forgotten them!

Gabby Mercer of Tucson, AZ has been sending care packages to our troops for many months. Her kitchen table has been transformed into a packing station filling boxes with aspirin, toothpaste, deodorant, candies, personally handwritten cards, special requests from individual members serving, etc. to send to our troops letting them know they are loved and remembered back home. Her daughter, Julianna, is a Marine currently serving in Afghanistan. Gabby sometimes fills the boxes herself or invites friends to pitch in. This year, she invites you!

Here is the story behind the care packages as filmed and narrated by fellow Tucsonan, Mike Shaw.

No matter where you live in the country, you, too, can help send a Christmas care package to our troops by donating at Gabby’s website: One hundred percent of the donations go to cover the cost of postage and supplies. You will also have a part in reminding our troops they are in your thoughts and prayers this Christmas.

***For those in the Tucson area: you are invited to take part in the Charlie Bravo Christmas Rummage Sale this Saturday, Nov. 27 and next, Dec. 4 by donating items to be sold – or – by attending the rummage sale from 7:00 a.m. to noon at the Military Recruiting Office located at 2302 E. Speedway. Gabby Mercer and Kerry McCulloch are the contacts for this event.

Again, one hundred percent of all sales go to funding for the Christmas care packages.

Thanks everyone!

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  1. thierry says:

    you can send care packages to the service dogs in the military too ( and of course their handlers):

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