| People sometimes say they support
our troops, but they should really show their support with actions. Sure, you
can put a bumper sticker on your car, but if you really want to show your
support, you should do it directly to our troops, not just your friends or the
people in the car behind you. The question, however, is how?
One reason people do not take action is that they
don't know how. To solve that problem, Boycott Watch has assembled a list of
ways you can say thank you directly to the military personnel who are fighting
the war on terror around the world. The following are some simple ways you can
say thank you directly.
1) Support US troops in Afghanistan and the
schools they are building
Boycott Watch has been
working with a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan to help him get school supplies for
the schools US soldiers are building with their own hands for kids who have
never had a school to go to. What they mainly need are spiral bound notebooks,
pencils, pens and general school supplies. You can go to your local stores and
purchase these items, then go to the post office and place the items in
Priority Mail envelopes, which are usually at a counter and the mail the school
APO, AE 09356
You will have to complete a "CN 22" form, which is a
small piece of green and white paper to declare the contents of your package.
It is a painless and short form. Please put a note in the envelope letting the
soldiers know that the items are school supplies for kids in Afghanistan.
2) Send a piece of home to our solders in Afghanistan
Our troops would love to receive a touch of home. One
way you can do this is to send soldiers reminders of home, such as new and
sealed packages of gourmet coffee, corporate logo coffee mugs, sports team
hats, or other items that may remind soldiers that people in the US support and
appreciate their effort.
You can mail these items the
same way you would send a package of school supplies, to the address above, and
include a note asking that the items be distributed to soldiers. The people in
the warehouses will see to it that items get distributed to our troops.
3) Send sporting goods or other entertainment products to our
Like everyone, soldiers like to relax
when they are not out in the field. You can send golf clubs and balls,
baseballs, playing cards, and other items. Soldiers also appreciate magazines.
Soldiers like to have light reading that can be passed along. This includes
People, Sports Illustrated and several other titles. You can mail these to the
address above, and please include a note saying that the magazines are for
4) Send a greeting card.
A simple greeting card or letter with a first-class
stamp is an easy way to say thank-you. Some schools sponsor these letter
drives, and adults can write them too. Cards and letters can also be sent to:
APO, AE 09356
5) Send a pizza or
burger to Israeli soldiers
Israel is also engaged
in a war against terrorists, and Israeli soldiers can also be sent pizza, and
even burgers. These efforts deliver food to soldiers at their bases. You can
send a pizza or burger by visiting
www.PizzaIDF.org and you
can sent a burger at www.BurgerIDF.org
6) Friends of the Israel
Defense Forces (www.FIDF.org) is a great way to say thank you directly to
Israeli soldiers, and you can participate in a special Boycott Watch project