Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Troops Need Support Now More Than Ever

RJ Note: It's great to remember our armed forces who are willing to lay down their lives for our freedom.

PRNewswire/ -- Many groups and organizations hoping to do something for the troops this holiday season are turning to online troop support provider Treats for Troops ( to turn their plans into reality.

Treats for Troops provides the best solution for those in search of the best way to put funds raised for the troops to good use. The Group Gift Department has helped hundreds of companies, organizations, churches, schools and other groups and non-profits put smiles on the faces of thousands of soldiers.

Simply provide a budget, tell Treats for Troops what you'd like to accomplish, and they'll do the rest. A personal representative will make suggestions about what to choose, help you create a message to go with your gifts, and make sure you receive any thank you notes or e-mails sent by the soldiers who receive them.

The company's Denver warehouse is filled with holiday feasts, bright red stockings stuffed with cookies, candies and treats, electronic games, phone cards, and dozens of other packages, all ready to brighten a homesick soldier's holiday.

The tough economy has put a crimp in holiday support. Treats for Troops says the number of soldiers being sponsored through their Foster-A-Soldier program has fallen by nearly twenty-five percent from last year.

"I am heartsick thinking about the thousands of soldiers who have registered with our program in hopes of getting a package who may not get anything this holiday," says company founder Deborah Crane. "We've never had a year when every soldier didn't receive something. We are doing everything we can to reach out to companies, groups and organizations in time for the holidays," Crane continued.

Greg Ackerman, marketing manager for the Harris Jewelry chain, credited Treats for Troops with helping the company greatly improve their philanthropy program.

"We were looking for an easy way to send care packages to our troops; we donate to a lot of organizations, but we wanted to do something more personal that went directly and immediately to our troops in the field," said Ackerman. "Treats for Troops helped us reach three times as many soldiers as we'd hoped to. Both our employees and our customers are very excited to be part of this effort."

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