1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff and donated warehouse space, we strive to maximize the use of donations. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, so your gifts are tax deductible. We accept checks to Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011. You can donate via our mobile website - m.airborneangelcadets.com, or via credit card through our Click and Pledge account.2) Donate Goods - Many individuals, companies and organizations donate goods to our nonprofit for our U.S. soldiers, airmen, Marines and sailors. We kindly request that you contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org before sending any goods.
Whew....boxes and more boxes!!!
Starting on Nov. 10, I met and had lunch with a wonderful donor who wishes to remain anonymous. This generous family donated $20,000 to our cause which will allow us to continue sending these much appreciated care packages to the many, many soldiers that we support.
Nov. 12th, Aerus Company hosted a packing party for us in which they donated enough goods to fill 156 boxes to 3 of our units, reaching over 2000 soldiers, and the funds to mail those boxes. A huge "THANK YOU" to Aerus for their spirit of generosity and unwavering support of our men and women serving in harms way.
Nov. 13th - the first of many post office runs for the week in which we mailed the 156 Aerus boxes plus 30 of our boxes containing 525 large Christmas stockings to 5 more units.
Nov. 14th - The Airborne Angels Christmas packing party was held in which we packed 275 boxes to those 5 additional units reaching over 2500 soldiers. Mind you these boxes are not the same size with the same items. We do not pack cookie cutter style boxes but boxes with different items that can be shared so packing is not easy. We had a great turn out of volunteers with many newcomers bringing lots of goodies. Thank you everyone for making this so successful. It was a great team effort to come together like we did.
Nov. 15th - more packing and double checking forms for mailing.
Nov. 16th - post office run mailing 146 boxes.
Nov. 17th - post office run mailing 131 boxes and then packing an additional 24 to our 2 smaller units.
Nov. 18th - mailing those 24 boxes.
Today we rested and will resume again next week
Have a great Thanksgiving week and remember to include the troops in your Thanksgiving prayers!
God Bless America and those that defend her.