Throughout the month of November, you can purchase specially marked boxes of Cheerios that can really help someone out this holiday season! Each of these special boxes contain a postcard that when sent out will support military families. With each postcard sent out, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO through November 2012. Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based on the number of postcards they receive. I think this is an amazing cause and it’s a great way to show those that serve for us just how much we appreciate them!
You can help raise money to support these military families! All you need to do is purchase specially marked boxed of Cheerios (you know, the ones your children ALWAYS eat) cut out the “Cheer” postcard, write a personal message on it – maybe thanking them for all their hard work and dedication, and send it out – it’s already addressed for you! Each post card will be distributed to military families by the USO. That’s all! Just by taking these small steps, you can help other families out this Holiday Season!
Why The Program Was Created
There are more than 1.4 million active duty members in the U.S. military, and they are supported by more than 3.6 million family members. More than 70 percent of married active duty service members have children. When troops are called on for active duty and when they are deployed, their family members called on to serve as well. Family members typically work double duty on the home front while supporting their loved ones who are away.
Cheerios created Cheer as a way for consumers to offer a personal show of support and encouragement to family members who work so hard while their family members serve our country. The program also raises funds to help the USO provide programs that entertain and boost the morale of our troops and their families.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cheerios and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to post.