Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Trees For Troops

Have you heard of the Pepsi Refresh Project?  Pepsi is giving away $1.3 million dollars each month to fund service projects.  Organizations across the country are submitting their ideas for a service project online.  The idea with the most votes, receives the funding.  It's a genius idea if you ask me!

I received an email regarding the Trees For Troops project. As you know, my brother is currently in training for the Navy and many of my family membres have served.  I have a soft spot for all things military. 

So here's a little about the project:
"Trees for Troops helps to make the holidays a little brighter for military families - especially those who are far away from their families. The gift of real Christmas trees bring a touch of home to those who sacrifice in order to preserve our freedom. The trees serve as a token of love and appreciation... Many tell us that the gift of a tree frees up a few dollars to be used on gifts, a nice holiday meal or gas money to go visit family."

"The trees are delivered for free by FedEx, and will be given out to thousands of military families at bases all over the country during the holiday season. The Pepsi funding would allow them to reach an additional 5,000 families this year, but we need more votes!"
Please take a moment to visit the Trees For Troops project and cast your vote to help!  Voting ends September 30th and the project is currently ranked 97th!  Feel free to share this information on your blog, Facebook page or with other friends and family members. 

11 comments:

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

What a sweet idea!!! I'm sure that would mean so much to them!!! I'm headed there to vote now! :)

Ashley said...

Love this idea!! My dad served in the Navy for 30 years before retiring =)

Meg O. said...

How awesome! I'm definitely going to give this a look!

Charlie said...

love this idea! we come from a long line of military men in our family! (lulu's husband, our brother, dad, grandfathers!) hooyah!

Nicole said...

awe, it's ranked 95th now :(. My husband was in the Army and both my grandfather's served in WWII

Stacey said...

Post your link to this page on my Facebook page PLease...I am not accessible to computer and have not learned to copy and paste on this phone.... love you... going to vote now

PinkLouLou said...

this is great! Thanks for posting sweetie!

Brittany said...

This is such a great idea. I don't personally know anyone serving our country, but I can't begin to tell you the respect I have for them. They have a soft spot in my heart.

I already voted :)

Jordan said...

Cool idea! Pepsi Refresh is a pretty cool thing!

Indie.Tea said...

Thats a lovely project. I bet its nice for morale...

love jenny xoxo said...

cool cause, thanks for the info, I will definitely have to check that out!

XOXO



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