I can honestly say that Any Soldier has changed my life. This is a WONDERFUL organization that helps so many soldiers. You get the opportunity to select soldiers to support. Since Feb. 2011 I along with my family, church family and co-workers have been able to ship almost 800lbs to our troops who are serving our country on foreign soil. Any Soldier allowed us to do this. I can not say enough wonderful things.
Anysoldier is a charity that allows you to pick a request from American soldiers serving in combat and send them a care package. Sometimes they want specific things that are hard to get where they are (snack foods from home, baby wipes, etc) and sometimes it's just a request for a letter or card from home to cheer up their day. We've been participating for several years now. My children help me decide which requests we're going to fill, go shopping with me for the items, we write a letter about what's going on in our lives at that moment and then they help me pack up the box and mail it. It's a good opportunity for me to talk to them about the sacrifices the troops are making, and how even though they chose this life it's hard to be so far from home for a long time. Sometimes we get letters or emails back from the troops which make my kids so excited. In fact, my daughter is bringing one of them in for show and tell next week. They love to tell their classmates and teachers about how we send things to the soldiers. I really can't say enough good things about Any Solider, I sincerely feel like we get back so much more than the little bit we are sending over to the troops.
Love this non-profit. Easy to get involved, 99.9% of all costs associated go directly to recipients, rewards are received by both the sender and the recipient, and I love sending directly to a military person items they might need or a letter to brighten the day and to know how much it means and to get a thank you back is the icing on the cake. I especially like sending a bit of home to those in austere conditions. Great community involvement project for kids and schools. An opportunity to learn of other cultures as well. Those camel spiders in the middle east catch the kids attention and make a great segue into current events, geography, social sciences etc. Does lots of good for so little time, effort and money.