We hope your 2012 is off to a great start! THANK YOU for being a part of this journey as we let our heroes know that They Matter!
♥ Helping Hearts This Past Month: Lynn S, Nancy S, Mary Lou S, Lea S, Starbucks in Wauwatosa, Joyce S, and Connie K.
♥ SPECIAL FEBRUARY EVENT: CCSwing is sponsoring a fundraiser for our Mission Soldier Adoption program to send some Valentine love overseas! Items for care packages, financial donations (we’re a 501c3 now!), and letters for Troops will be collected at the event during normal social dancing hours: 8pm swing dance lesson; 9-12 dancing. ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!
DETAILS of EVENT:
-Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2012
-Time: 8pm lesson ($5), 9pm-12am come and dance or come to watch Milwaukee’s best dancers!
-Location: Bay View Brew Haus (2535 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, 53207)
-Super Exciting Extra Bonus: There will be a silent auction at the event (where you silently bid on tickets for events and the highest bidder wins!) SummerFest Tickets! Next Act Theatre Tickets!
-ALL proceeds collected will be given to the Mission Soldier Adoption program!!
-Items most needed for care packages: Trail Mix, Gum, Jerky, and $$ for shipping.
♥ Want to Help Our Mission?
1. Please Help Spread the Word About Our Mission: “Like” and “Share” our facebook page (On Purpose Journey Inc.) with your friends. You likely know us as Mission Soldier Adoption on Facebook. We’re switching to our new On Purpose Journey page to support those overseas AND those home. So many people want to help and show their support for the troops & veterans…they just don’t know how. We’d love to be the How 🙂
2. Organize A Collection: At your work, at your school, writing notes to troops overseas, take a $$ collection to ship items overseas. Every Effort Makes A Difference.
3. If You Know of Places That Award Grants for Troop/Veteran Projects: Please let us know. Now that we’re a non-profit, we’re applying for grants to expand our services and reach more heroes.
4. Financially, we’re in need funds. Every dollar helps get a box in the hands of a soldier, sailor, marine, airman, coast guardsman, or national guardsman or woman who doesn’t receive support from home. Please Help! We now have a very easy and handy Donate Button on our website https://www.onpurposejourney.com/donatenow/
♥ Responses From Our Troops & Veterans:
Thank you for your care packages. Merry Christmas! -HHC 29th CAB
May beautiful moments and happy memories surround you with joy this holiday season. -Your friends at HHC 29th CAB
Thank you for starting the organization that supports us. We truly do appreciate it. -Jen
I received 2 care packages today THANK YOU!!! SGT Nguyen says thanks for the Head and Shoulders shampoo too. The females love the Bath and Body Works stuff, thank you. -Jen
Thank you so much for all of your support and help. This holiday season away from home would not be as memorable. Again, thank you 🙂 -Rodnez
(From a Veteran who received a care package) I am a Vietnam Veteran having served in Vietnam in 1971-1972. My younger brother and his family go to your church and I have visited for some Christmas programs . They gave me a care package from your church and when they said care package, it flooded my mind with memories from getting care packages from home during my tours. Care packages were just a soldiers highlight that brought things from home to share with all your buddies. I was in an 81mm mortar platoon and everyone whom got a care package from home shared it with all of the guys. Care packages were not common as we were always out on remote fire bases, but usually they came around big holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. The other care packages came from the Red Cross and were split up evenly with everyone on the entire firebase. They contained writing materials, cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, shaving cream, pens, soap and everyone’s favorite, M&M’s. The M&M”s tasted like the soap in the package, but we ate them anyway as it was chocolate. To think of soldiers at Christmas and to include us old Vets is so nice it made me choke up a bit, good tears. Than you again. -Jim
Here’s to another amazing year together Supporting Those Who Serve!
~Mollie & Vickie
On Purpose Journey Inc.