I am so sorry I have not posted in awhile. We have been so very busy packing goodies over 100 goodie boxes each month. In 2 years we have sent over 3,700 care packages to the troops! How awesome is that! We could not have done this without the help of many monetary and goodie donations and many volunteer’s who lovingly pack all the boxes to the troops.
Thank you so much Peace Lutheran School in Saginaw Michigan for adopting us during the 2013-2014 school year! They were amazing and helped us to send 1,000 boxes for that year. Praise God! It was truly a blessing.
We have many things coming up and I am so thankful school has started again so that we might receive drawings and colorings from the children to send to the troops in their boxes.
Thank you again to all who help Aaron’s Gifts From Home! We appreciate you so much! We couldn’t do it without you.
The next event in October will be at Northern Lanes with Country music singer Chad Lee. We will be collecting Jerky for our troops. Hope to see those in the area there.
We have been very busy these past few months. Many busy packing days. On Feb. 8th we packed 200 boxes to the 1460th Transportation Company and others. In March we packed over 100, and just this past weekend we sent out 182. Thank you to ABC 12 news for your great coverage of all of the volunteer’s who lovingly packed up these goodie boxes to the troops! We really appreciate your support!
We are busy making new brochures that we will be passing out at the Memorial Day parade with our float, and at the Midland County Fair in August. I am also trying to figure out a different type of webpage that will allow me to add pictures and put up a store for our t-shirts, frisbee’s, and wrist bands. All proceeds will go to the goodies and shipment costs. Hopefully that will be up and running by the end of the summer.
If you have a loved one deployed please visit our fb page and message me. We would be honored to get goodie boxes out to them. Remember it is anywhere overseas that they are deployed.
I want to say a big thank you to Peace Lutheran School who adopted us all school year. The hard work of the children, parents and teachers brought in much needed donations and monetary donations. The cards the children made for the troops were amazing! I enjoyed being at many of your chapel’s and loved all your love and support for our troops and Aaron’s Gifts From Home. Thank you!
Thank you all who have been donating your time, monetary donations, and the goodies you have supplied us with to send to the troops! We couldn’t do it without you!
I have been asked to send an update on the list of goodies that we are in need of! I hope this helps. We have been very busy at Aaron’s Gifts From Home and I have not kept up with my blogs very well. Packing day this month is Oct. 20th at 3:00pm. We will be packing around 80 boxes! Hope to see those in our area!
A List of goodies to send to troops
Ramon Noodles Cereal Bars
Beef Jerky Easy Mac and Cheese
Canned fruit Pop Tarts
Spaghetti O’s Hot Chocolate
Beef Stew, Chili, Soups Peanuts
Trail Mix Animal Crackers
Baby Wipes Sunflower Seeds
Hot Sauce Sun block (in plastic tube)
Granola Bars coffee (singles)
Spam fruit snacks
Fruit Roll-ups travel size body wash
Combos travel size mouth wash
Cheese and Crackers travel size Purell
Individual Drink Mixes Deodorant for men and women
Slim Jims small footballs
Star Kist Lunch To Go magazines (Hot Rod, Hunting, Readers Digest
Tooth brush Toothpaste
Hand Warmers puzzle books
Toe Warmers Dental floss
Body Warmers microwave popcorn
It has been a busy time at Aaron’s Gifts From Home! We have been packing boxes on a regular basis to our troops! Just last week we sent out 42 boxes which were packed by our volunteers and are on their way to the troops! We just received 2 new units to send to so we will be very busy getting those packed and ready to ship! We sure could use donations during this time! Any type of donation, whether it be monetary or goodies would really be appreciated!
Aug. 12-17th we will have a booth at the Midland County Fair! We are looking forward to meeting many of the community and surrounding area to talk about what Aaron’s Gifts From Home offers to our troops overseas! We are still fairly new to many and believe or not the community does not know about us. So this will be a good opportunity for us to meet with everyone!
July 12, 2013 was a very emotional day for us. Aaron was honored at his grave by having a balloon release to celebrate his life! We were very blessed to have 3 of his buddies that he served with in Afghanistan here, and also we got to meet Lucas and Chris who flew the Medevac to transport Aaron and his Lt. to the hospital. We were presented with the flag that was on the helicopter. It is so hard to believe it has been 2 years since this happened. It still seems as though it was yesterday! It really helped us to have a packing day that Sunday. Somehow it seems to help with our grief knowing we are helping the moral of our troops so far from home by sending goodies to them.
Thank you all so much for your support! Aaron’s Gifts From Home could not do what we do without it!
Hi everyone! We have been busy at Aaron’s Gifts From Home. Many exciting new opportunities to let the community know of our organization and what we do. We will be in the Memorial Day Parade on May 27th, Great Lake Loons on June 8th and will have a booth at the Midland County Fair Aug. 12-19th.
Please remember to honor the fallen on this holiday! We will be remembering our son HN Aaron Ullom by having lunch with him at his grave and putting a stone on the graves of his fellow brothers and sister’s of the military to just say thank you. Have a safe weekend and remember to say a prayer for all the Gold Star families!
God bless and thank you all for your support!
Great news! We received our nonprofit 501 (c) (3) status on Thursday March 21, 2013! All of us at Aaron’s Gifts From Home are thrilled with this news. We didn’t expect it to come this quickly, so needless to say it was a pleasant surprise!
We packed over 40 boxes to the troops Sunday and they will be shipped this week! So exciting to see these boxes leave the house to our hard working military!
We are having our first fundraiser since becoming nonprofit! We want to thank Emily Maggert and her mother Margaret for doing this for Aaron’s Gifts From Home!
God bless your week !