Cheerios sendCheer campaign! Support our Troops! #CBias #sendCheer

Hey All!

If you follow my blog then you would have read about me and my experience with having members of my family in the Military while growing up and also about me sharing what it’s like to have the experience of having it in my life today with my own family. If you’re new to my blog, then I’ll fill you in that I come from a Navy family as all my uncles were in the Navy and also in the Army reserves.  I actually grew up seeing my uncles very little as they were always shipped off to other countries, or sailing away I should say as they always were stationed on a Navy vessel with lots of planes.

All my uncles were obsessed with planes which is why I believe they joined the Navy as they saw it as an opportunity to one, have the opportunity to go to school, since I come from a not well off family, my grandparents had five children including my mother so they couldn’t afford to send everyone to college, so the Military was their only option. I actually got to travel to places like Alaska as a child in order to visit my uncles and see them get married and such.

I never thought as a child that my future family would also have a Military connection. I never thought that the love of my life would be an solider in the Army. My non-hubby was still in the Army for the first few years of our courtship. It was a very hard time to deal with as I was constantly worried for his safety and it was very hard to keep in constant contact with each other since it is difficult to reach someone in the Middle East. My non-hubby was in the Army for 10 years. It was a long 10 years to say the least.

He’s been to Iraq and all around the world defending our country. I am thankful that his serving duties are over simply because the stress was a little too much to handle, especially when you have a new family to care for, but we still have friends who are in the Marines and still in active duty today and who are still in Afghanistan. Having a family member or friend in the Military can be a difficult thing to deal with but you have to respect them for what they are doing and support them. I support our troops a hundred percent and I hope you do as well!

Cheerios supports our troops and to show that they do they have teamed up with the USO to come up with an fabulous campaign that lets YOU show your support as well. They have started the Cheerios sendCheer campaign that gives you the opportunity to send your support to military families everywhere by just paying the cost of a stamp!  You can do this by purchasing specially marked package of Cheerios!

Here’s How You Can Participate!

  • It’s as easy as it says in the picture above. Cut, Write, and send Cheer by Purchasing the specially marked package of Cheerios from your local Walmart.
  • Cut out the pre-addressed postcard found on the front of the box like you see in the pic above.  You cut out around the “Cheer” in the Cheerios logo.
  • On the back of the postcard you will write your special message or thanks.
  • You just put a stamp in the corner of the postcard and drop the post card in the mail.

That’s all you have to do! You buy some cereal and a stamp and you can spread some cheer a military family. Your postcard will be sent to the USO who will then distribute the postcards to military families on various bases and within USO centers.

Also just fyi, doing this will also aide in a donation to military families! For every post card the USO receives Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families. They’ve donated $150,000 thus far and will donate up to $100,000 more depending on the number of postcard received! So lets get those postcards out there!

Also feel free to attend the Cheerios #sendCheer Twitter Party on 11/10 and Help Support #military Families on Thursday, November 10th from 9 pm-10 pm EST chat about how you can help support military families and win some great prizes too!

Please don’t forget to RUN out to your local Walmart and get one of these specially marked packages and send some Cheer to a Military family and Support our troops. It’s something small that anyone can do to say thank you to the families of the men and women who keep our great country safe.

***Disclosure: This post has been compensated as part of a sponsored charitable opportunity for Collective Bias. All opinions are my own.***

Vanessa

Comments

  • This is such an awesome program. My dad was in the Naval Reserves but thankfully never had to miss a holiday with family!