I’ve been trying to teach Jude different ways to give and that the holidays are about more than receiving presents. Last week we bought a gift for our the angel tree as part of the Teaching Kids to Give series and this week we mailed a post card to the USO through the Cheerios Cheer program.
Jude eats Cheerios for breakfast almost every day so I thought this was an extremely applicable way to teach him about sharing joy and cheer to our military families across the US. We cut out the specially designed postcard, wrote a small message and mailed it to the USO. Giving can be something as small as a postcard.
Now through November, 2011 at your local grocer, specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box. Simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country. For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families. To kick off the campaign, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.
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