In the month of November I'm looking forward to helping some Iowa bakers and their efforts to send cookies to troops overseas by donating $0.50 for every comment made on my blog to Iowa Cookie Crumbs.
Last December I read an article about a group of Iowa bakers that sent more than 30,000 cookies to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas during the holidays and I knew I needed to highlight them as a future Comments for a Cause recipient. If you've been reading my blog for awhile you know that I have a sister in the Army National Guard and a brother-in-law who was in the Marines and Marine Reserves. Needless to say, anything to support the troops means a lot to me, because I know how much it means to our soldiers, especially when they are deployed. And since Veterans Day is celebrated during November, and I knew there would be a lot of cookie baking in preparation for Iowa Cookie Crumbs's holiday shipment, I thought this month would be the perfect time to showcase their compassion and appreciation for our military.
The Iowa Cookie Crumbs was formed by Abbie Crawford, of Southwest Iowa, nearly ten years ago and they not only send cookies to our troops during the holidays, but each month all year long. In fact, last month the group hit the milestone of baking and sending over a million cookies!
All of the boxes of cookies are shipped to individual service men and women. Names are collected through Treat the Troops, a larger network that the Iowa Cookie Crumbs works through. The Iowa bakers do send boxes to local soldiers, based off of requests, but a majority of their cookies are sent to soldiers not directly from the area.
So help me, help this group of dedicated bakers by commenting all month long so we can help cover some of the shipping costs of all of these cookies! ***If you live in the Council Bluffs area, you can personally help by attending their holiday cookie packing day on November 15th at Emanuel Lutheran Church.*** What is your favorite cookie? Remember to Comment for a Cause!