We all know any charity that supports the troops is near & dear to my heart! And, I have an amazing collaboration to share with you today. Marie Callender's asked me to help spread awareness of their cause- Comforts From Home- a project that helps bring a touch of home to our troops. My husband has been out of the Army for approximately 4 years now, and after 8 years as an Army wife, I realize the importance of sending our troops a touch of home while they are away from their loved ones.
The care packages I sent my husband when he was abroad were filled with photos, his favorite tea (pumpkin spiced!) and all his favorite snacks- anything to remind him of the comfort of home. When we lived in hotels, I insisted on flowers and candles. Even in a small hotel glass, the flowers were a beautiful touch of home. Every new place we moved (and there were LOTS of moves) the first thing I did was hang photos of us.
Home is where my heart is, my girls, my husband, a cozy night snuggled with tea (or a glass of red) and candles everywhere (I love candles)
There are a couple ways YOU can help bring the Comforts From Home to our troops with Marie's!
What is home to you? Maybe it is a favorite recipe or a cozy blanket? What makes you think of the comforts of home?
- Upload a photo to their Facebook page with the tag #comfortsfromhome and show them what home means to you! For every photo $1 will go to the USO. Your photo could appear on Kitchen Crashers on the DIYNetwork & HGTV, American Heroes on Travel Channel or Guy's Grocery Games on Food Network & Cooking Channel.
- Every time you enter the code from specially marked packages of Marie Callender's meals or desserts, a donation will be made to support the USO's Operation Celebration program. (Look for the colorful, Support Our Troops packaging!) This program helps service men and women celebrate holidays and celebrations when they are away from loved ones.
Thank you for for your support!
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