Spread #Cheer this Season! The USO and Cheerios are Teaming Up!

I am not sure exactly how many of you personally know someone that has deployed or is being deployed, but let me tell you, the USO is a great organization that is there to help.
The USO has been around for what seems like a million years.
It not only provides support for those serving, but also for the loved ones left behind.
I will never forget being in the Atlanta airport and seeing the USO stand waiting there to greet the service members. It was a feeling that makes me so very proud to be an American.
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.
It wasn't just the bag, it had the necessities in it:
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.
If the soldier has a layover when coming for R & R, they can take advantage of the USO waiting area: offering food and a clean area to rest.

People donate to the USO that allows them to continue to give to so many who give for us.
This November, Cheerios has teamed up to spread Cheer with the USO as well!
On specially marked boxes of Cheerios, you can cut out the CHEER postcard (it is self addressed) write a note and add a stamp.
It is then sent to the USO who is sending them to family members that are left to hold things down while their loved ones are deployed. I tell you, I had plenty of support from my family and friends while Marc was gone, I know not everyone does, so a note like this from a stranger would mean the world to them.
Not only is the USO and Cheerios sending these to the ones at home, Cheerios is also donating $1 per postcard sent to the USO. (Up to $250,000)

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 CONTRIBUTE:

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:

  1. 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.

  2. Write a personal greeting on the backside of the postcard – a note of thanks, personal words of good cheer, a message of support.

  3. 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.


WHY:

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.


(This is Marc and his Company: A Co 2-121)

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cheerios and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to post.

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