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Dear Angels,

During these uneasy economic times and this season of political changes, it’s more important than ever to make sure our heroes have a Happy Holiday and know they are still loved and supported.  I am counting on all of you to help us meet our mid-November deadline for the Wrapped in Holiday Spirit campaign. 

Please place your Angel focus on this for the next few weeks to help successfully complete the mission of getting 180,000 care packages out to Iraq and Afghanistan

There are many different ways to help!  If we work together, we can draw in the support we need to ensure that each and every hand of a US military personnel serving overseas this December will be opening a Wrapped in Holiday Spirit package this year. 


You can also complete all your holiday shopping now, by donating a complete care package for just $18.75 in the honor of a teacher, friend, co-worker or relative! We will send you a beautiful certificate for you to present them to mark the occasion.

With the spirit and dedication of all our 200,000 Angels working together, we can complete the mission.  Wingtip to wingtip, we can make a difference in the lives of our deployed heroes.


I am counting on you to spend the next few weeks spreading the message of Wrapped in Holiday Spirit.  As I write this, we only have a little over 2,000 blankets for the care packages, and we need many more donations—each donation and each blanket makes a difference.   Here’s how you and others can help:

Soldiers' Angels
Wrapped in Holiday Spirit
1792 E. Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91104

Soldiers' Angels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and donations are tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor for details.

Thank you all so much for what you have done for Soldiers' Angels and the troops we all support.  Please help us continue to support those troops by doing whatever you can to make Wrapped in Holiday Spirit a reality for our deployed heroes.

Wingtip to Wingtip,

Patti
 
Here is the :
Press release:
Soldiers’ Angels Aims to Wrap Troops in Bipartisan Holiday Spirit
Care Package Drive Unites Americans in Time of Political Passion
Pasadena, CA, October 22, 2008 ‐‐ During this season of intense political passions and
partisanship, non‐profit Soldiers' Angels offers Americans of all persuasions the patriotic
opportunity to help ensure every service member in Iraq and Afghanistan receives a holiday gift
of love and gratitude, through the 2008 Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package drive. The
shipping deadline is rapidly approaching, and additional donations are urgently needed.
This December, an estimated 180,000 men and women will be serving overseas, away from
their families for as much as a third or fourth tour in a combat zone. Wrapped in Holiday Spirit
helps ensure each deployed hero is touched by the generosity of Americans the Holiday season.
"Together as a country, we can make a difference in a soldier's winter Holiday. Soldiers' Angels
is proud to offer America the chance to directly impact those who serve our great country by
giving them a Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package full of love and support," says Patti
Patton‐Bader, founder of Soldiers' Angels.
This is no ordinary care package. In addition to the traditional gifts and treats such as a mug,
hot chocolate, snacks, socks and a hand‐written card, each Wrapped in Holiday Spirit package
will contain a very special patriotic blanket symbolizing the embrace of the American people.
The blanket embodies the message that Americans continue to believe in them, and will help
them face the cold nights of a desert winter.
Beyond standard donations, Soldiers' Angels also offers Americans the opportunity to complete
their holiday shopping by making a tax‐deductible donation in honor of friends, family, coworkers
or teachers, etc. A donation of just $18.75 will give a soldier a Wrapped in Holiday
Spirit care package, and Soldiers' Angels will provide a beautifully printed certificate for the
donor to present as a gift in commemoration of the honor donation.
ABOUT SOLDIERS' ANGELS
Soldiers' Angels is a non‐profit providing assistance to active duty soldiers and their families,
continuing support for veterans, and encouragement to the wounded and families of the fallen.
Through more than 20 different teams and programs, the volunteer‐based organization offers
care packages, personalized letters, comfort items and a wide variety of other support to
American service members and their families. Visit www.soldiersangels.org for more
information.
and 
flyer:
This winter, an estimated 180,000 U.S. military personnel will be serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, in combat environments or in support of combat operations. Some will be on their 3rd or 4th deployments--spending yet another Holiday away from the loving arms of family and friends. We want them to know that they are remembered, that we are thinking of them during the winter Holiday Season, and that we are grateful for their service. Since we can't all wrap our arms around them in person to show how much we love and appreciate them, Soldiers' Angels needs your help to make sure each one of America's heroes is Wrapped in Holiday Spirit. So we ask…..
Can you be there for a Hero this Holiday Season?
To send a Wrapped in Holiday Spirit care package to a deployed service member this Holiday Season please visit us at
www.soldiersangels.org