And now it’s that time again! We have a new fundraiser with an open forum for suggestions from you!
As some of you may be aware, we have a few members whom have family members or spouses in the military stationed overseas. And anyone who has been away from home longer than a week can attest, being away can be draining at times. And even more so when it’s a foreign country and you have limited contact with those who remain stateside.
In an effort to give our hard-working troops a taste of home, we are asking for points donations and/or care packages to be sent directly from you to a soldier or a base of your choice. What are the points for you ask?
I have found a wonderful, all-inclusive magazine e-distributor that will ship to military addresses overseas.
In addition to sending in your points or care packages, put on your thinking caps and start throwing out suggestions of magazines you think would be good.
Gaming, entertainment, hunting, fishing, snowboarding…just shout out (well, type and then post) names as they come to you! And while you’re at it, if you have a specific base you would like to send the magazines to, then list that in your comment also. Sadly, we can’t send the troops a bunch of adult magazines as it’s not allowed and would just be confiscated by officials.
Giving points is easy to do! Convert the amount of points you wish to donate into a gift card (for example: you would convert 500 points for a $5.00 value) and email the gift certificate number and the value to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your Eden screen name.
In the coming weeks, I will be posting polls to let you, the contributors, decide which base we will be sending the subscriptions to and how we will divide the monies raised. There will also be an informational post on how to create and donate care packages to service men and women across the world. If you choose to send a care package in lieu of donating points, please be sure to submit photos of the contents and a little information on the who, the where and the why (you chose those products) to the Eden Gives Back blog.
The donation portion of this fundraiser will run from Monday, September 26th until Monday, October 10th, 2011. Suggestions for magazines and locations will be accepted until Friday, September 30th.