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Thread: ChristmasSocksForSoldiersProjectBOM91508???

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    Margie: Wow, I cannot thank you enough for your work and that of your quilty/sewer friends who made 700 SOCKS! Finding funding for mailing was masterful and how wonderful of you guys to provide candy and goodies for the socks. You are ALL just too generous and caring. THANK YOU.

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    WOW Margie! How awesome is that??? When you post you REALLY post don't you girl? Thanks so much - my son was in Desert Storm and there was never this kind of support for those folk. Brought tears to my eyes.

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    This is a BUMP to remind everyone who is interested in making Santa Socks for Soldiers that they need to be to the coordinator ASAP but no later than 10-1-09. Coordinator is Carri Pool has asked me to remind all of you of the need for socks. . If you look above all the info to get ahold of Carri is listed plus the pattern. She has indicated that if anyone would also like to make $$ donations that would be wonderful to help pay the postage to send them to the Soldiers in Iraq/Afganistan and to help pay for the items that are put in the socks. Last year our quilt group sent boxes of individually wrapped candy and cookies, jerky, etc. (store-bought, no homemade) but the postage is so expensive and some items they received were not appropriate...chocolate candy going to 120 degree temperatures just melts and makes a mess so they think if they had money they could buy the items in bulk, buy what will ship OK without ruining the socks (melted chocolate) and everyone would have basically the same contents in the socks. NOBODY IS UNDER ANY OBLIGATION TO SEND MONEY! Please know that what they really need are the socks and they'll figure out how to pay for the contents. Our quilt group decided to just send money this year plus the socks we make...no goodies ! Last year our group made about 300 socks. It was such a "feel good" activity for our group. If you send socks, please tell her Feathers requested your participation...I don't want credit, I just want her to know I'm doing what she asked me to do. :-)

    Thanks guys. If you've already sent Socks to Carri for this year, Thank you. She sent me an e-mail the other day with about 8 pictures of the socks she's received so far with a question? "Do you see your socks in these pictures?" She'll probably send you the same e-mail if you put your e-mail address in the box with your socks. Thank you again.


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    WOW! Thanks for the "bump" - I think I needed a kick to the head as I had totally forgotten. Will get on them this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rein
    WOW! Thanks for the "bump" - I think I needed a kick to the head as I had totally forgotten. Will get on them this week.
    Oh! good! Thank you so much.

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    Hi Guys:
    Just thought I'd share with you that our quilt group has been asked to represent the Socks For Soldiers project at a fundraiser at our local Burgerville fast food place today. Burgerville has gotton on board and is donating $1 for every "coupon" brought in (coupons are on the counter at Burgerville and people will be handing them out at the door of the participating Burgervilles...in our town our quilt group will be handing the coupons out at the door) when customers make a food purchase. Sooooo, if you have a Burgerville and IF THEY are participating in the Socks for Santa program I hope you'll all go in TODAY and buy a burger or coke or something so the project can get the donation from Burgerville. Proceeds from this fundraiser will help pay postage to send the Socks to Afganistan and will help purchase items to fill the socks for our soldiers.

    Thank you.

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    BUMP! Just wanted to again remind everyone of the Socks for Soldiers project. I think you'll find the pattern, instructions and everything you need on this thread...page 1.

    The socks go together really fast. Yesterday I made 10 in about 2 hours. I'll post a picture pretty quick.

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    Picture of the 10 Socks I made yesterday.

    10 Socks For Soldiers made out of cotton and fleece fabric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Here is a picture of the Socks I made for the soldiers. Completed socks can be sent to:

    C. Pool
    Stockign Coordinator
    Operation Santa USMC 2008
    2753 43rd Ave. SE
    Albany, OR 97322


    Thank you all!
    Feathers
    This is the post I did back in 2008. We had lots of ladies/men from the board making Socks for Soldiers again this year (2009) and today I received the following note from Carry Pool, the Coordinator for this project. She asked that I make sure and thank everyone for their efforts. Sooo, THANK YOU all.

    "Hi Sandy: Please forgive me for takign so long to get back with you. We did get about 2500 Socks For Soldiers from Pennsylvanial sewers-very nice-and were just what one of our PA Coordinators needed. So, they were all shipped to her for use, however some will not get used until next season but that's OK, too. Hhere in Oregon I received about 2,000 socks and Connie in Salem, OR also received about 500 socks. In addition, we had sewers who sent their stockings directly to some of our Coordinators across American, of which I didn't get a count on. We thought this was going to be a "lean" year but we were WRONG! Our sewers are so generous. Thank you to everyone that gave so generously to Operation Santa. And please pass the message along. We sent packages to just short of 15,000 members of our prestigious military serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of our coordinators have already received letters of thanks from the men and women who received the packages.

    Merry Christmas to you and your families and feel free to pass this info on to anyone you feel would like to have it."

    Carrie Pool

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