Because “WE CARE”, For the Troops hosts Christmas Card Signing & Holiday Packages event for active Military

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For The Troops (FTT) is sponsoring its “8th Annual Christmas Card Signing and Holiday Care Packages” event on Saturday November 14th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 2878 Cochran Avenue, Simi Valley (Sycamore Village Shopping Center). Everyone is invited to this Family Affair (all ages) are encouraged to stop by and join in signing Holiday Cards to be included in our “We Care” packages being shipped to our Troops in Afghanistan, Korea, Syria and Iraq. You are welcome to bring your own cards or blank ones to be included in each package. We encourage letters and notes of appreciation and cheer. There will be a lot of fun and refreshments.
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For The Troops is also asking for letters of support from individuals, especially children to be included in our “We Care” packages. Letter Writing Guidelines can be found on the website at www.ForTheTroops.org.

“Our Troops make so many tremendous sacrifices in the name of protecting our freedom, and among the most significant of those sacrifices is spending long periods of time away from loved ones—especially during the holiday season,” said Paula Cornell, Co-Founder and President of For The Troops.

“Throughout the years I’ve been proud to see so many people from throughout Simi Valley and the Ventura county area join with me to send greetings to deployed Freedom Fighters during the holidays. I’m hoping that once again this year we can all join the spirit of the season and spread cheer to the brave men and women who have given so much to our country. The Christmas card signing is our most joyful event every year. We are so grateful to our many generous supporters that help make it possible for us to continue our work, supporting our Heroes. To date we have shipped over 136,563 “We Care” packages” Cornell responds.

For The Troops is in need of donations for their “We Care” packages. All supplies are at a low level. Requested items can be found on our website “Troops Wish List”. Items most requested are baby wipes, hot sauce, applesauce and puddings, granola bars, nuts, snacks, candy, lip balm, coffee, tea, water flavors packets, small cans tuna, crackers, gum, batteries, beef jerky, CD’s, DVD’s and magazines. We are also asking for any leftover Halloween candy to stuff the boxes full. All monetary donations will be used to send packages to American Freedom Fighters and to cover the associated operational costs. Any contribution is helpful and cherished as the monthly shipping needs exceed $16,000 for shipping.

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Tax-deductible donations can be made online at www.ForTheTroops.org or by mail to: For The Troops, P.O. Box 12, Simi Valley, CA 93062. For The Troops is headquartered at 2960 Cochran Street, Simi Valley, CA. To donate items or provide names of deployed military please log on to www.ForTheTroops.org. For further information, call (805) 306-0830. To be added to our contact email list for current updates of For The Troops’ activities, please email us at [email protected] For The Troops is an all-volunteer California Nonprofit Corporation. Federal Tax ID No. 20-8099782 section 501(c)(3).

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