My brother-in-law is in the Marines and has served two tours in Iraq and my best friend’s husband is in the National Guard and has been to Iraq and is currently serving at the AZ/Mexico border. And my dad was in the Navy when I was little. I have seen what families go through while their loved ones are deployed. I am so thankful for these men (and all the other servicemen and women) and their families for their sacrifices to protect our freedom.
When our troops are called to serve, their families must rise to meet the challenges of service as well. To thank them, Cheerios and the USO have partnered in a postcard campaign that spreads Cheer directly to these honorable military families and supports USO programs. Here´s how it works:
- You might have noticed specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal have Cheer postcards on the front of the box. You can simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp, and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country.
- For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families.
- To kick off the campaign, Cheerios already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.
Sending a “Cheer” postcard is a simple way to say thanks and lift the spirits of our country´s military families. So, take a moment out of your day to spread some Cheer and send a message of thanks! To help get you started, Cheerios and MyBlogSpark have partnered together to bring you this great little package.
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*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*