Suddenly, it is that time of year again and we are excited to get our care packages going as soon as possible. Once again, we have chosen a unit from New England, stationed in Afghanistan.
Here is an exerpt from their request letter: “our unit is located at different locations througout Afghanistan” and “spread out to many austere environments. Soldiers are unable to purchase toiletries such as razors, shaving cream, soap, baby wipes, toothpaste, wash cloths, etc… Unit enjoys items that remind them of home: Dunkin Donuts coffee, cranberry, Patriots, Boston, Cape Cod and any other regional delights. Conditions are less than ideal and soldiers go through socks and underwear. We love sports and games to help us pass the time where we have no electricity. We would also truly appreciate letters or cards to reaffirm to us that we are appreciated back home.'”
I will have a basket set up at the dojo and also a donation jar for those of you who wish to contribute but do not have time to shop for items. Thanks in advance to everyone!