When soldiers are overseas, they sometimes get very lonely and miss home! Deployments can last months or even years. It’s the most thoughtful gesture for people in the homeland to send packages or mail to soldiers - especially single soldiers. When they receive mail, it helps them to remember people are thinking of them and their fight across the ocean is worth protecting our freedom. Upon research I found several organizations that make it easy for you to send mail or packages.
Soldier's Angels - write to soldiers directly
Project Giving Kids - care packages and send a “thank you”
Treat the Troops - send letters and baked goods
USO.org - letters for deployed soldiers
Support for our deployed soldiers is critical in helping them maintain a positive mindset. Our country is free because of their sacrifices. Writing to deployed soldiers is a great activity for kids, clubs, schools, organizations, or anyone who wishes to send positive thoughts to the men and women defending our freedoms. The gratitude soldiers feel when they receive correspondence is overwhelming. Keep them in mind and show your support.
Hint: This might be a fun summer project for you and your family!