December 6, 2011

Help Cheerios Spread Cheer To Our Military Service Members



Supporting the military is part of my DNA. My grandfather served 20 years in the US Navy and retired when he was 39. Then he joined the Army and served another 16 (or so years) before retiring. My mother worked on a military base. I flew in my first helicopter and met General Omar Bradley before I was 10 years old. I attended a military chapel even though my family belonged to a synagogue. Military life was just part of my family.

Supporting our troops is something my family does, and this fall General Mills has teamed up with the USO to help bring cheer to the US troops. Specially marked boxes of Cherrios have a post card printed on the box. You’ll know it’s a post card box because you’ll see the dashed lines and scissors. 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.

There is plenty of time to participate! And it’s really easy. (1) Buy specially marked boxes of Cheerios, (2) Cut out the post card, (3) Write a special message (4) Add postage and mail!

During the holidays, many people take time to thank our troops. However, throughout the year they provide a much needed service to each of us, and our country. It’s after the holidays when these cards are even more necessary. So next time you’re at the store, grab one of these special boxes and do something good for our troops.

If you would like to send your own postcard, you can mail it to:

USO Sending Cheer
PO Box 9668
Grand Rapids, MN 55745-9668

This is a sponsored post on behalf of General Mills, Cheerios and My BlogSpark. This post reflects my views and opinions and was not reviewed or edited by a third party. I was provided with a complementary Cheerios gift pack. No other compensation was received. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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