Spread #Cheer this Season! The USO and Cheerios are Teaming Up!
Once I became an "Army Wife" I got to see first hand how supportive the USO is.
Marc has a toiletry bag that the USO gave all of them.
Soap, razor, shampoo, deodorant, lotion, chap-stick and more!
He even said that before they deployed, the USO had an area set up to allow them to grab things they needed before they left the states.
People donate to the USO that allows them to continue to give to so many who give for us.
On specially marked boxes of Cheerios, you can cut out the CHEER postcard (it is self addressed) write a note and add a stamp.
The specially marked boxes are only available for purchase until the end of November 2011, but you have until November 30, 2012 to send them in to count for the donation.
How to Send Cheer
Specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will be available at grocery stores across the country during the months of October and November, 2011. Sending a Cheer postcard is easy:
Cut out the postcard found on the front of the box. The card has dotted cut-out lines around the “Cheer” in the Cheerios logo.
Write a personal greeting on the backside of the postcard – a note of thanks, personal words of good cheer, a message of support.
Add postage and drop the card in the mail. Postcards are pre-addressed to the USO, and the USO will distribute the Cheer postcards to military families.
There are more than 1.4 million active duty members in the U.S. military, and they are supported by more than 3.6 million family members. More than 70 percent of married active duty service members have children. When troops are called on for active duty and when they are deployed, their family members called on to serve as well. Family members typically work double duty on the home front while supporting their loved ones who are away.
Cheerios created Cheer as a way for consumers to offer a personal show of support and encouragement to family members who work so hard while their family members serve our country. The program also raises funds to help the USO provide programs that entertain and boost the morale of our troops and their families.