When my extended family gathers for Thanksgiving
and Christmas this year, we will all be thinking of my cousin, Pvt.
1st Class Brian Collins. Brian will be spending his holidays at
Fort Bragg, N.C., preparing for his upcoming deployment
In order to show our support and gratitude for Brian's
service to our country, we worked together to create a holiday care
package for him, complete with a homemade craft. This is a great
family project for the holiday season.
There are many online resources that provide step-by-step
information on how to assemble military care packages. Good options
Soldier, Operation Gratitude, Give 2 The
Troops or U.S. Troop Care Package. Here are four tips to
an easy package that will bring a smile to a soldier:
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.
See more of Caitlin's stories here.
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