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Mission Accomplished ~ Operation Season's Greetings ~ Thank You!
FR Canteen & ProudPatriots.com

Posted on 11/28/2004 6:54:58 PM PST by MoJo2001

~ Operation Season's Greetings Update ~

The FR Canteen and Proud Patriots.com would like to thank everyone that sent items for us to send to our military contacts around the world. The response has been overwhelming and greatly appreciated. Items continue to arrive even after the deadline period which was November 15th. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
 
Items Donated # Received Donors
Games ---> Board 174 Everyone
Games ---> Handheld 59 Everyone
Games ---> Game Consoles PS2 - 65, Xbox - 9, GameCube - 75 Air Force Squadron & Everyone!
Games ---> Games For Consoles 260 Games Air Force, Boy Scouts, Everyone
Games --> Table & Cards 172 Everyone
Outdoor Fun --> Frisbees, etc.. 114 Girl Scouts & Everyone
Cards from Schoolchildren 2,465 From schools across America
Mens Briefs/Underwear/Boxers 143 Everyone
Ladies Underwear 76 Everyone
T-shirts 103 Everyone
Socks 507 Everyone
Gloves 213 pairs Everyone
Knit Caps 202 Everyone
Flip Flops 82 pairs VFW & everyone
Gift Bags ---> With items already packed like DVDs, candy, and assortment 395 bags AmeriGroup, UPS, Walgreens, Everyone
Bubble Gum 358 packs Everyone, Walgreens, Walmart, Gary's Hallmark
Bazooka Bubble Gum 4 Cases Everyone
Candy 348 Candy Bars, assortments Everyone
Cookies --> Store bought and vac sealed home made 855 Everyone
Pudding 52 pks Everyone
Crackers, Chips, Pretzels, etc 241 pks and boxes Everyone
Candy ---> Bags 236 Bags Everyone
Tin Cans Of Popcorn 30 Large Cans Everyone
Popcorn boxes 12 cases
16 boxes
Everyone
Peanuts 54 pks Everyone
Gift and Kits 2 Everyone
Fruit Cups 4 cases Everyone
Noodles, Pasta Any Time, etc... 32 Cases of Ramen Noodle
50 pks
Everyone
Drink Mixes (Gatorade, Hot chocolate, Kool Aid, etc..) 10 cases of hot and cold drink powder mixes Everyone
Other Drinks and Foods 510 items Everyone
Campbell's Hand Soup 4 cases Everyone
Burger King certificates 30 books Everyone
Candy Canes 325 packages Everyone
Jewish Food Items 3 Cases Local Synagogue & vendors
Condiments 8 cases Jack's, and other businesses
DVD Players & Portable 63 Everyone, local business
CD Players 92 players Everyone
Music CDs 275 Everyone
DVDs 236 DVD movies Everyone
Cassettes 4 Everyone
Books and magazines 2300 and counting Everyone
international phone cards 675 and counting Everyone
Stationary/Supplies 13 Cases local business and everyone
Christmas & Hanukkah Supplies 1846 drawings, Menorahs, Jewish items, other Christmas Everyone
Other Electronics 2 Digital Cameras
65 Disposable Cameras
15 Sony Walkmans
Everyone
Home made Afghans 3 Red, White, and Blue Ms. Nora made these.
Other Misc 65 Bibles
5 Flags
15 Torahs
Everyone
Toiletries We don't have the final count. Way too many! Everyone

 

 

These are just the many items that were received as a part of "Operation Season's Greetings". We thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for making the holidays a special time for our Troops. Thank you everyone who participated. If you were unable to do so this time around, please note that we begin "Operation Valentine's" beginning January 1st - January 21st, 2005. We will update ProudPatriots.com next week with more information on how to help.

Special Thanks to the following:

Jim Robinson for supporting our efforts, and those of others, to bring some holiday cheer to our Troops.

68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, trussell, StarCMC, tomkow6, and the rest of the Canteen for your support. Thank you trussell for getting your local schools involved.

GummyIII, a Canteener, who got her entire school involved with "Operation Season's Greetings". Thank you so much for everything.

Thank you to the many Veterans groups that helped us with their own holiday drives and campaigns. God Bless You for serving our Troops even today.

Vici Seavers, a teacher in Sasabe Arizona, for getting her school in Arizona to contribute. Her K-8 school has 26 students and 2 teachers. God Bless You!

J. Fitzgerald, a teacher in R.I., who got her entire school to help. God Bless You!

Rev. Gary Uttech & Rabbi Levi for all the inspirational words and their efforts to support our Troops.

Thank you to the Navy, Marine, and Air Force Commands that helped us itemize and box up all the items. We are grateful for your services to this country and to your fellow servicemembers.

And, Jay--Thanks for putting  up with Ma! Hehe!

Proud Patriots Staff
Proud Patriots, Inc (A Non Profit Organization)

Please remember that there are many other FReepers that are helping our Troops either individually or as groups. There are many things that you can do to help them. We are all working together to ensure they get support. God Bless everyone that is helping to do so.

 



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Items continue to come in and are still being counted. We'll update it with new numbers when we can!

Operation Valentine's begins January 1st through January 21st, 2005.

1 posted on 11/28/2004 6:54:59 PM PST by MoJo2001
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Brad's Gramma; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; HiJinx; radu; StarCMC; tomkow6; ...

Ping To "Operation Season's Greetings" Update! Mission Accomplished! God Bless Everyone!!


2 posted on 11/28/2004 6:56:31 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; bentfeather; HiJinx; tomkow6; Radix; Spotsy; ...

Pings everyone to a compilation of all of the gifts from so many wonderful people for our Troops for the Holidays.

Items are continuing to be received and counted.

Thank you ALL from the bottom of our hearts.


3 posted on 11/28/2004 6:56:49 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

(gulp) Ping to the Boss. :)


4 posted on 11/28/2004 6:57:55 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: MoJo2001; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; armyman; The Sailor; darkwing104; txradioguy; Long Cut; ...
CLICK BELOW!



5 posted on 11/28/2004 6:59:05 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Ladysmith; joesnuffy; Iowa Granny; Land_of_Lincoln_John; Just another Rob

Psssssstttttt!!!!!! Here, please!


6 posted on 11/28/2004 6:59:14 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Glad to do it, Grammie!!
Hugs!!!!
Ms.B


7 posted on 11/28/2004 7:00:22 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

WHOO HOOOOOO!!!! Glad to have your HELP!


8 posted on 11/28/2004 7:00:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: pies

:)

Just for you!


9 posted on 11/28/2004 7:01:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Your'e most welcome!
I sent a bunch of stuff in early!!
:0)
Ms.B


10 posted on 11/28/2004 7:03:06 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: MoJo2001

YIPPEE!!! I just was going to Proud Patriots to check out what's going on when I got this ping!! :o)


11 posted on 11/28/2004 7:04:19 PM PST by StarCMC (It's God's job to forgive Bin Laden; it's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Thanks, Ms. B....and I mean that.










Now. Could you fly on out HERE and go shopping for MY household cuz I'm too lazy? I'll give ya one of Gramps' credit cards! He won't mind!


12 posted on 11/28/2004 7:05:04 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

very cool, glad its turning out so well...


13 posted on 11/28/2004 7:06:09 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt
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To: Pete-R-Bilt
Hey! I know you! How's that low-life brother of yours? :)
14 posted on 11/28/2004 7:07:00 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: Pete-R-Bilt

(gulp)


15 posted on 11/28/2004 7:07:33 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: StarCMC; MS.BEHAVIN; bentfeather; tomkow6; in the Arena; AshlieinTX; trussell; GummyIII; All

Thank you to each of you for your contributions. God Bless You!


16 posted on 11/28/2004 7:09:13 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma

Sure!!
;0)
Ms.B


17 posted on 11/28/2004 7:09:15 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: MoJo2001

Absolutely wonderful the support for our troops.


Thanks for the update Diva.


18 posted on 11/28/2004 7:10:35 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: MoJo2001

Thanks Diva!!
God Bless you, too!!
Hugs!
Ms.B


19 posted on 11/28/2004 7:11:02 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (If it is not right, do not do it; if it is not true, do not say it. Marcus Aurelius)
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To: Brad's Gramma; MoJo2001

Good job!


20 posted on 11/28/2004 7:12:05 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (God bless the Swift Boat Vets!)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Thanks for all you do for our troops.


21 posted on 11/28/2004 7:13:11 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma; All

Great job!! Many thanks to all involved!!


22 posted on 11/28/2004 7:13:11 PM PST by Jim Robinson (No more obstructionist Senate! Sixty in 06!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Pretty cool, isn't it?


23 posted on 11/28/2004 7:13:45 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: MoJo2001

I was so happy to be able to help! It was lots of fun!!


24 posted on 11/28/2004 7:13:50 PM PST by trussell (Unemployed intellectual...will act like a pompous ass for food!!)
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To: trussell

t, you did a good thing going to all your schools and getting them all to participate. Some folks just need a nudge to know how they can help. You did the nudging.


25 posted on 11/28/2004 7:17:17 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: Brad's Gramma

same same

getting his christmas spirit together, 750 ml at a time...



26 posted on 11/28/2004 7:19:00 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt
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To: trussell

Thank you for all your efforts. The artwork was absolutely amazing. Thank you to all the children that helped.

*HUGS*


27 posted on 11/28/2004 7:19:03 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: Diva Betsy Ross

Hey! I know you! You're that cool chick that has really awesome children. WooHoo!!


28 posted on 11/28/2004 7:19:40 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: MoJo2001

Any pictures or replies I can get of the troops receiving would be appreciated...Will you post them at the canteen?


29 posted on 11/28/2004 7:21:52 PM PST by trussell (Unemployed intellectual...will act like a pompous ass for food!!)
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To: trussell

Yes! We will post them at the Canteen and at ProudPatriots.com.


30 posted on 11/28/2004 7:22:56 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks Ma!! I truly enjoyed doing it!! I didn't get them all to participate, but I did ask them all. Hopefully I can do better next time!!


31 posted on 11/28/2004 7:23:16 PM PST by trussell (Unemployed intellectual...will act like a pompous ass for food!!)
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To: MoJo2001
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And


32 posted on 11/28/2004 7:24:39 PM PST by GummyIII (America's number one energy crisis is Monday morning.)
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To: MoJo2001
This is me...being very, very happy!! Thank you sis!!!!
33 posted on 11/28/2004 7:25:22 PM PST by trussell (Unemployed intellectual...will act like a pompous ass for food!!)
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To: GummyIII

Thanks again, Gummy, for all the participants from your school.


34 posted on 11/28/2004 7:28:26 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MoJo2001
Kathy, they were so excited to do it...thank all of YOU for allowing them the opportunity. I was just thinking that after Christmas a lot of merchants might give away a lot of things for free....ahem.... (Christmas candy is still good on Valentines Day!).

MoJo2001, I just wish my students and I lived closer so we could help with the hard work. Thank YOU and all the folks who are working on your end.

35 posted on 11/28/2004 7:31:06 PM PST by GummyIII (America's number one energy crisis is Monday morning.)
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To: GummyIII

"Candy" has no season. You are so right. It is just as good for Valentines Day.


36 posted on 11/28/2004 7:35:25 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: GummyIII

All the items received have been sent out except the ones that were received this weekend. One of the Air Force Squadrons might help us with that. We've received help from across the Nation, but we were especially thrilled with all the kids that helped. Oh my!! What an outstanding commentary on how patriotic the kids in this Nation are. God Bless them and their parents!


37 posted on 11/28/2004 7:35:25 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: trussell; GummyIII; MoJo2001; Kathy in Alaska; Fawnn; Brad's Gramma; radu; bentfeather; ...

Wow. Double wow. I can't begin to say how impressed I am at the generosity of Americans towards our men and women in uniform.

I know with all I'm made of that this is going to mean the world to so many of those youngsters in far-flung places like Iraq and Afghanistan, Japan and Italy, and other places we don't say too much about.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart to all who helped.



38 posted on 11/28/2004 7:37:36 PM PST by HiJinx (Support Our Troops ~ www.ProudPatriots.com)
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To: HiJinx

It's the American way Jinxy.

My daughters and I are grateful we can help.


39 posted on 11/28/2004 7:40:40 PM PST by Soaring Feather
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To: Kathy in Alaska; GummyIII

Maybe we can get a picture of somebody on duty with a candy cane hanging out of his mouth! (To use to appease the smoke nazis that got so upset about the one with cigarette. LOL)


40 posted on 11/28/2004 7:42:15 PM PST by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: bentfeather
It's the American way

Yes it is. It just thrills me to see it's still in our makeup. I was afraid for awhile that we'd lost it. I should have known better!

41 posted on 11/28/2004 7:43:06 PM PST by HiJinx (Support Our Troops ~ www.ProudPatriots.com)
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To: All
CLICK BELOW!

Mission Accomplished ~
Operation Season's Greetings ~
Thank You!


"Operation Valentine's"
beginning
January 1st - January 21st, 2005.



42 posted on 11/28/2004 7:44:49 PM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: GummyIII

LOL!!! I LIKE that!


43 posted on 11/28/2004 7:45:05 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: GummyIII; MoJo2001

Recently I was saying that I plan to start looking around for a job...MoJo said I should move near her...I think I just figured out why she would want me to!!!! LOL

Thank you GummyIII for your comment...it was very enlightening!! LOL


44 posted on 11/28/2004 7:45:32 PM PST by trussell (Unemployed intellectual...will act like a pompous ass for food!!)
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To: trussell
WHOOO AAAAA....don't HURT yourself, trussell! :)
45 posted on 11/28/2004 7:45:39 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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To: HiJinx; 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub; radu; Fawnn; Brad's Gramma; GummyIII; trussell; All

To bring this closer to home:

Last Wednesday (before Thanksgiving), we did an interview with the local radio station. After the interview, we received a call from a Navy Chaplain wondering if we could help a few of the local Sailors who needed help with Thanksgiving meals. By the time we were done, 45 families were fed and able to have a Thanksgiving meal. It is just a reminder that we aren't just supporting the Troops, but perhaps many of their families that need it.


46 posted on 11/28/2004 7:45:56 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: bentfeather

God Bless You Queenie!
*HUGS*

Please Thank Your daughters for us!!


47 posted on 11/28/2004 7:46:49 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: bentfeather

Thanks, ms feather, to you and your daughters for caring and doing the shopping, and to you for taking the boxes to the post office in your cart.


48 posted on 11/28/2004 7:47:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska (Support Our Troops! Operation Valentine's www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: HiJinx

Well said.


49 posted on 11/28/2004 7:47:19 PM PST by MoJo2001 (Thank you to all that donated to Operation Season's Greetings...www.proudpatriots.com)
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To: MoJo2001

That's SO nice, MoJo!!!!


50 posted on 11/28/2004 7:47:34 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Proud Patriots dot com! Check it out!!!)
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