American and Australian
~Sewers, Quilters, Crafters & Embroiderers Supporting Our
| The Battle Buddy Foundation is the only national non-profit organization founded
by veterans with the combined mission of assisting other veterans in the acquisition of psychiatric
and mobility service dogs, providing a network of peer support and activity, and
promoting education and awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain
Injury (TBI), and the current veteran suicide epidemic. The most recent and comprehensive study
completed and published by the Veterans Administration in 2012 indicates an average of 22
veterans are committing suicide every single day.
Do You Enjoy Stamping and Card Making??
Use your talents to help our heros reach out to family and friends with beautiful hand made cards
that you have made.. What a better way to share your craft?
Supporting our nation's armed forces by
sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to
This merry band of thousands of cardmakers is made up of Americans -
and citizens of other nations too - who care about our military, and want to support them
through creativity and encouragement. Crafters of all ages and levels of experience have
participated since 2007...and are on the way to a landmark one MILLION cards!
Care packages filled with hundreds of handmade cards are sent to our
contacts, restocking every 6-8 weeks, and are sent in time for the long journey back home to
loved ones. Each box is packed with great care, alternating styles, colors, and cardmakers from
all over the USA, creating "eye candy" for heroes who see only khaki around them. The topper on
each box is a plastic bag filled with 20-30 letters from adults and children across the
country, letters handed out especially to those in need of a positive word from the
Boxes are shipped through every week of the year, so join us anytime
in sending your beautiful creations to help our heroes keep in touch with
Support Our Troops
2011 alone, Operation Santa has shipped over
21,000 homemade Christmas
stockings and Hanukah bags to our deployed. www.operationsanta.info
Download our stocking
Join Operation Santa Group
Find the pattern here.
Send a little present to those soldiers as a little
"ThankYou" from us at home..
There's so many great Christmas fabrics out there that
would be perfect for a stocking to fill with little goodies...
Visit the official OPERATION SANTA website for all the details
obout when, where and how these parcels get overseas.
Below you can find the basics needed to get
Even if you want to contribute, but
can't get the sewing done, go to the website to find out how to donate.
Check out this
Read Thank You Notes From The
PO Box 1975
Bloomington, Illinois 61702
Consider Joining these groups to help the soldiers in many ways...
OPERATION CARE PACKAGE
Sending packages from home all year round
"We are a non for profit organzation of all volunteers, dedicated to our goal of making sure that no
deployed Hero goes without mail.
For security and privacy purposes, we do not share names or information of troops on our list for
However, you can choose to 'Sponsor A Package'or visit our 'How You Can Help'page.
We could not continue this important work without the generosity of many people and businesses.
Thank you for your support, and remember to keep our Military and their Commanders in your thoughts and
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OPERATION CARE PACKAGE
2013 marks thier 10 year Anniversay of Honoring our Military & Veterans
They couldn't have done this without you.
Operation Care Package relies on patriotic Americans to help us
continue our efforts of making sure that no Hero serving our country is
This is especially true of the fast approaching Holiday Season, with so
many of our Troops far from home.
Our goal is to reach 10,000 Troops with Christmas Care Packages.
Thanks for helping us "Send Santa To The Troops!"
Donations & Volunteer Opportunities
Operation Care Package is a volunteer 501(c)(3)
All donations are tax deductible.
All donations are used to help pay shipping costs and
items needed that we do not receive from donations. The average
shipping cost is approx $13.50 per box.
Donations may be made by check, money order, or paypal. To use paypal,
click on the donate button at the Home
Any size donation is greatly appreciated.
Sponsor A Christmas Pack!
These beautiful Christmas Packs include many of the
necessities included in our regular packages, along with loads of
treats from Santa!
See OCP Kids Color Pages
A huge thanks to the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois Council
Roughly 20,000 boxes of cookies were donated for our Troops!
Items or Donations may be sent directly to:
OPERATION CARE PACKAGE
611 Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL. 60435
If questions please email or call Debbie at
815-723-6960 and leave a message with a day time & evening number.
We are all volunteer & also work.
Wreaths Across America
Learn How You Can Help
AUSSIE DIGGERS NEED SUPPORT AS WELL!!!
Aussie Hero Quilts and Laundry
This wonderful group of angels organise hand made quilts and
laundry bags to send to the heros who are serving. If you are in Australia and want to contribute by sewing or
donating money for postage, check them out. Below is a sample of the brilliant quilts they have had
Couple photos snatched from AHQLB Facebook page of happy heros enjoying their pressies!
The men and women of the Australian Defence Force answer the call to duty selflessly and without
hesitation, and forfeit much during their service for Australia. They give more, risk more and
sacrifice more, and in the event of wounding or injury, their lives will never be the same
You can help by purchasing Soldier On merchandise
It takes a lot of courage to keep soldiering on when you've been physically or
mentally wounded by battle. But it takes more than courage to fund programs to help our wounded
diggers. The team at Military Shop are committed to our mission and are working with us to promote
community awareness and raise funds. Join us and Soldier On in your community for our wounded