Friday, October 14, 2011

Pay it Forward Friday

UPDATE:   It was pointed out to me that I missed the section of The Big Thank You rules that asks we not send cards or photos.  They want the letters to be on 8 1/2 x 11 or smaller paper.  Momma says she may just have to print our own stationary with me on it!!  =)  We hope you'll all still take the time to help out!!!

Today, we would like to ask our blogger family to help us make something special happen.  It's not animal or rescue related, but momma and I still think it's pretty important.  

Against the momma's better judgement, she has started to like the new morning show on one of the local radio stations.  She's still a little miffed that they are out of Atlanta, GA, but they make her laugh.  So The Bert Show is putting together what they are calling The Big Thank You.  Their goal is to collect 400,000 (yes, there is a comma in that number) hand written thank you letters/notes to send to the service men and women that will be stationed outside the US on Thanksgiving.  They want to make sure they each have a letter to open on Thanksgiving day since they can not be home with their families.  We think that this is a great idea and we need your help!!  400,000 letters is A LOT of letters.  We figure if each blogger family gets one package of thank you cards to send, we can help make this happen!! Momma is picking up our thank you cards this weekend so we can get started.  She is even thinking of putting a picture of me in each of the cards to give the soldiers a smile!!  She asked Aunt Annie to order me a pink camo harness so I can look all official in my cards. 

We really hope our blogger family will help.  Most of us know someone that is currently serving or has served in the past.  Even if you don't, we all know these men and women are giving of themselves for the rest of us and they deserve a thank you!!  Just click the picture to go the Bert Show page and get all the details for The Big Thank You!!  The cards have to be in Atlanta by midnight on October 28.  I know it sounds like a lot, but together, we can help make someone's holiday a little brighter!!!!

Tata for now . . . .

Lotsa Luv!!!!

Mia P


Payton said...

This is such a wonderful idea, Mia! Thanks for passing it along!
PS. On the website, it said no cards and no pictures...I guess they just want handwritten letters on regular paper.

Noodles said...

This is such a wonderful idea. I have a cousin (my Mommy's nephew) who is in Afghanistan (and will still be at Thanksgiving) and cousin-in-law (his wife) who is in Africa. Both are in a branch of the Navy called Seabees. We miss them so much and I know they miss the USA too. Sending a reminder from home will make them feel so special.
Love Noodles

Tweedles -- that's me said...

oH Mia
Thank you for sharing this information with us! It is such a great idea,, and the cards will touch so many service people. I think putting your photo in the card would certainly cheer everyone up, who sees your little face.

Lola said...

What a wonderful idea! I must admit, I do think a pug picture would be the first thing anyone would want to see when opening mail though, but that's just me. Mom does say I'm a little full of myself. I think I will send cards too! Thanks for telling me about it.