Take a look at this awesome picture:
What do you see?
Just a Kids Wish Network sign autographed by a group of people?
Hmm…it IS a Kids Wish Network sign, but the people who signed aren’t just ANY group of people, they’re American soldiers.
And if you look closer those aren’t just signatures, they’re also notes of thanks and gratitude written by people for whom we are very, VERY grateful as well.
Here are close-ups of some of the notes:
These notes of thanks were written by U.S. soldiers who participated in Operation Toy Drop in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. They were all so happy that we at Kids Wish Network offered our support for Operation Toy Drop by shipping out over $600,000 dollars’ worth of brand new toys, clothes, games and other necessities to be given to children in need across the country.
This past holiday season, we sent shipments of toys and necessities out to military bases and Fisher Houses in many different states, including Fort Bragg, NC; Bothell, WA; St. Louis, MO ; Staten Island, NY; Bay Pines, FL; and Washington D.C.
With Kids Wish Network’s support, last year was the first Operation Toy Drop was able to include other military bases across the country to benefit children’s homes, shelters and advocacy centers. Additionally, Fisher Houses – a safe “home away from home” for the families of service men and women receiving care at military hospitals and medical facilities – were able to receive toys and necessities from Kids Wish Network to help brighten the holidays for the children of military families in their care. Overall, Operation Toy Drop is an outstanding effort that truly embodies the meaning of “holiday spirit” by bringing joy to children, and we at Kids Wish Network are extremely honored and proud to be a part of Operation Toy Drop, and we can’t wait to do it all over again next year!
We would also like to thank our men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, both active duty and retired, for all they do for us, and for their help in reaching out to children in need nationwide.