As an Army wife I know what it’s like to feel support from friends and strangers whether we are going through a deployment or my husband is home. It means the world to me to have someone say thank you or ask if they can send over a meal. Many times just reading a card of encouragement made my day a little better. That is why I’m excited to be part of Cheerios and the USO “Send ‘Cheer’ to Military Families.
Did you know? There are more than 1.4 million active duty military members supported by more than 3.6 million family members, and 70 percent of married active duty military members have children.
Cheerios® and the USO are partnering to send “Cheer” to military families to thank and encourage them for their commitment to our country. Specially marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature “Cheer” postcards, which can be cut out and mailed to military families through a partnership with the USO. Even more, for each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families. Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.
Cheerios invites you to show your appreciation by sending a simple “thank you” using the “Cheer” postcard found on the front of specially marked boxes of Cheerios in stores through mid-November.
How Does the Program Work?
Locate a specially marked Cheerios cereal box in your grocery store. After purchasing the box, there are just 3 easy steps!
- Cut out the postcard found on the front of the box. You will see cut out lines around the “Cheer” in the Cheerios logo.
- On the back-side of the postcard, write a message of encouragement or a simple “thank you.”
- Add postage, and drop the pre-addressed post card in the mail.
Once the postcards are received, the USO will distribute them to military families on bases and in USO centers. Sending your ‘thanks’ is a simple, personal gesture of appreciation that will mean so much for the recipient.
Be on the look out for these special Cheerios boxes. You can send words of encouragement to a military family and help raise money for the USO, a vital organization that helps military members and families.