As you can see by the USPS website for Holiday Shipping Cut Off Dates (look under the
Military Mail section) December 4 is the cut off date for Priority Mail shipping to
APO/FPO AE 093
and December 11 is the cut off date for Priority Mail Shipping to all other APO/FPO 's.
so time is running out to get those packages or cards out to our troops.
You can still go by the Soldiers Angels Store and order a
Wrapped in Holiday Spirit Care Package sent to Any Hero
Out in Illinois, the great folks at Toys For Troops are having a packing party on
December 6th If you aren't in that area? as they say on their website ...As always, if you're not from Central Illinois, you can still participate in the merrymaking: If you'd like to send a box of gifts to a soldier, we'll give you a name, address, some gift ideas, and shipping advice.....or you can help them send their packages by sponsoring the cost of shipping 1 box.....details and contact info in this post on their blog.
Operation Love From Home is busy sorting through their cards and packing boxes for shipping,also, as you can see here the date has passed to get your cards in.....but you can Still donate towards postage and shipping costs, contact Kat@OperationLoveFromHome.org or
Lastly, as I said in this post , if you want to send a card to a recovering soldier? cards should be postmarked no later than December 7 and sent to:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
(One tip I'd like to add to that is that hospitals suggest to avoid cards that have 'glitter',which might get into open wounds)
If you're just not going to be able to get anything sent out in time for the holidays? Fear not :)
You can always consider becoming a Soldiers Angel as we head into 2010.....there are many Teams or Projects you can get involved in, click on the Teams & Projects-How To Help link on the main website
as Anysoldier.com , another great troop support website, says
"Help them all year, not just at the holidays"