The holidays for families with loved ones in the military are especially tough. I can’t imagine not having everyone that I love around me for special days and celebratons. Whether they live on base or in our communities many of these families have to deal with being apart, relocating and being a simgle parent while their significant other is serving to protect us.
Did you Know?
- There are more than 1.4 million active duty military members?
- 70 percent of married active duty military members have children.
From now through the end of November Cheerios® and the USO are partnering to send “Cheer” to military families to thank them for their tireless commitment to our country and they want your help. When you hit the grocery store this weekend to shop for cereal, make sure to check out the specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal that feature “Cheer” postcards. They can be cut out and mailed to military families through a partnership with the USO. PLUS – for each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families.
Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.
How Does the Program Work?
When you’re on the cereal aisle, simply look for the specially marked Cheerios cereal box on the shelf. After purchasing the box, there are just 3 easy steps!
- Cut out the postcard found on the front of the box. You will see cut out lines around the “Cheer” in the Cheerios logo.
- On the back-side of the postcard, write a message of encouragement or a simple “thank you.”
- Add postage, and drop the pre-addressed post card in the mail.
Once received, the USO will distribute them to military families on bases and in USO centers. What a great way to send your ”thanks’ to those families who are dedicated to protecting us.
I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cheerios and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to post.