Saturday, December 01, 2007


Look at those beautiful boxes! I just returned home from from mailing the above pictured boxes from our troop holiday project - another five boxes were shipped last Saturday. I would point out that three of today's boxes are headed off to some of the winners of our drawing - but still, that's 18 boxes for the troops - the most I've ever sent out of a single project! I don't have an exact count, but my estimation is that we have shipped approximately 800 pounds to the troops to date. How incredibly awesome is that??

I can't begin to thank everyone enough for their generosity - the authors who donated books and other fabulous goodies for prizes, many of whom also sent checks or gift cards for shopping, the readers who gave from the heart - more checks and gift cards, boxes of goodies, and one reader sent the most beautiful crocheted ornaments - bunches and bunches and bunches of them - for the troops. While every single donation was so deeply appreciated, the time and effort put into those ornaments deeply touched me.

So now that this project is in the record books, I'm definitely calling it a huge success!

I hope everyone has a terrific weekend as we head into December!!

Big hugs,


Judy F said...

Thanks again for all you do. This is awesome. Thanks for the good feelings. Today is a sad anniversary day for me. So thanks so much

Fedora said...

Hooray, Laurie! Thanks again for pulling this together and for your example of generosity and big-heartedness! Happy December, everyone!

Wolfy said...

Laurie that is terrific. Your handling of this is awesome, with all the time and effort you put into it. Congratulations to everyone on an awesome project. Hugs.

Cheryl said...

That's awesome, Laurie! You did a great job of pulling it all together. Thanks for your dedication and drive, the holidays will be a little happier for our troops. I'm proud to have been a small part of it.

JT Schultz said...

Laurie, thanks for handling this. I am so thrilled with the success. A big congrats to all the winners and to the readers, bless all who helped Laurie make this so great.

Anonymous said...

Laurie, You do such a wonderful job heading this up and getting it done. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it. See you soon.

hugs, Chris S.

Laura K said...

What a wonderful picture this makes! I've always said romance readers/writers are the most generous people I've ever met. When they say a picture is worth a thousand words, this should be the picture next to the caption. Happy Holidays everyone!

jacki bentley said...

Thanks so much for doing this Laurie. My nephew has been in Iraq since October and has driven over 40,000 miles already escorting supplies. He says they really appreciate the things sent to them. :-)

Jacki Bentley