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Upcoming Events and Accomplishments

We are currently working to add more events for our 2017 schedule to include fundraising events and events with the service members. The next events for all locations are to be determined.

The current events that we have scheduled are:

  • We will be having our Annual 5k/10k run/walk on October 7, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m. at the Savannah Rapids Park located at 3300 Evans to Locks Rd., Martinez, Georgia. Registration is available online at strictlyrunning.com or by going to our page to download the registration form to mail to us. The race will have registration at packet pick up at Fleet Feet Augusta from 3 pm to 7 pm on October 6, 2017 and same day registration available from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Blevins at Georgia@projectliftingspirits.com.

  • Additionally, we will continue to gather items for VA Hospital. These items include: Shaving Cream travel size and regular size, Body Wash travel size and regular size, Shampoo/Conditioner travel size and regular size, Toothbrush travel size and regular size, Toothpaste travel size and regular size, Spray Deodorant, Razors, Men and Women's Deodorant travel and regular size, Q-tips, Paper, Poly Grip, Denture Cleaner, Men's Undershirts (All Sizes), Men's Boxer Briefs (All Sizes), Men and Women's Gloves, Men and Women's Scarves, Men and Women's Beanie, Men's Pajamas, Women's Underwear (All Sizes), Men and Women's Socks, Slippers, Powder travel size and regular size, Kleenex, Dental Floss, Combs, Brushes, Soap, Hand Soap, Lip Balm, Eye Glass Readers, Puzzle Books, Puzzles, Birthday, Thank you, and Condolence Cards, Men's Large Boxers, Men's X-Large Boxers, Women's Medium T-shirts (short sleeves), Women's Large T-shirts (short sleeves), Women's Size 6, 8, 10 underwear, Men's Body Wash, Women's Body Wash, Men's Deodorant, Women's Deodorant, Pump hand soap, Paper Products (utensils, napkins, plates, cups, and bowls), water, Chips, Instant Oatmeal, Instant Grits, Granola Bars, and any refreshments. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Blevins at 619-227-6986 or Georgia@projectliftingspirits.com.

  • We have created an account on Amazon Smile in order to assist us in raising funds. If you purchase items, part of the costs will be donated to us, please go to Amazon.com to set up an account and chose Project Lifting Spirits as your charity. If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Blevins at 619-227-6986 or Georgia@projectliftingspirits.com.

  • ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT OUR SERVICE MEMBERS AT FORT GORDON AND WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER FOR DELIVERIES AND DEPLOYED TROOPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

We are always accepting donations of the items our troops request most, such as cards and small gifts. Please refer to our Donations Page for a more specific list of suggested items to give to our wounded troops.

We visit our troops and deliver these cards and gifts from your heart to theirs all throughout the year, not just during the holidays, to let them know the community and our Nation supports them and we appreciate their sacrifices, and they are thought of often.

Project Lifting Spirits has organized the gifting of the following items from the community to our wounded service members at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center at Fort Gordon Army Base and Fisher House on Fort Gordon, located in/near the Augusta, Georgia area. We do these small acts of gratitude to express to our troops our sincere appreciation for their SERVICE and SACRIFICE.

2017

January/February/March- During the first quarter, we raised $90 from a Tupperware fundraiser which allowed us to purchase two set of canteen books for two (2) ice cream socials with the canteen books as prizes in February and March. We would like to thank our sponsors for our running team: Crazy Vapors, Evans Animal Hospital, Augusta Ready Mix and Potash Corp which helped us raise $400 from the Augusta University Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k in February. With the money from our running team and other donations, we raised enough funds to purchase 132 boxes of girl scout cookies for local and deployed troops. We shipped 82 boxes of these cookies and provided 50 boxes to some our troops on Fort Gordon. We also purchased and shipped a box of face wipes, razors, lotion, and hair items and a box of shaving cream, body wash, and hand sanitizer to some of our deployed ladies! Lastly, we have purchased hygeine items for the VA Hospital and provided all the ice cream and toppings for the ice cream socials.

2016

January/February/March- During the first quarter, we purchased snacks, water, and sodas for a Bingo night and a meal at the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia and we raised $375 from our running team for the GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10k. With the money from our running team and other donations, we raised enough funds to purchase 112 boxes of girl scout cookies for local and deployed troops. These cookies were shipped to deployed service members and used when we volunteered to play Bingo and provide snacks at the VA Hospital Uptown Division. We would like to thank our sponsors for our running team: Crazy Vapors , Evans Animal Hospital, and Potash Corp.

April/May/June - During our second quarter of the year, we raised $120 from a bake sale in Harlem, Georgia and approximately $1,500 from our golf tournament with Warriors Journey Home. We have mailed cards and letters to our deployed troops and delivered various hygeine items, paper products, snacks, and cards to the VA Hospital. Another thank you goes out to Allstate Insurance: Jamie Felder, Potash Corp., Reimer Law Firm, Attorney John T. Garcia, Augusta Ready Mix, Home Depot in Evans, Georgia, Crazy Vapors , and Beau Thigpen and Chip Fischofer from Boutwell Chiropractic Group.

July/August/September - Our booth at the Oliver Hardy Festival raised $131 and our Basket Silent Auction raised $406. During this time we also had 3 ice cream social and bingo nights at the VA and provided pizza for the Fisher House families on Fort Gordon. We dropped off almost $200 worth of items to the VA Hospital Uptown Division that is on their wish list! Lastly, we provided pizza and drinks to our veterans at the VA hospital Uptown division early in this quarter. We are doing great things and working towards a great holiday season!

October/November/December - We collected and mailed birthday cards to a homeless veteran that recently obtained a location to live. We collected 4 packs of razors, 18 deodorants, 10 packs of bars of soap, and 18 shampoos/conditioners for the VA supply closet. We raised $117 from our motorcycle poker run. We provided the food items for a spaghetti dinner at the Fisher House located ath the VA Hospital and a Veterans Day pizza lunch at Eisenhower hospital. For the holidays, we provided 10 Thanksgiving meals and 11 meals and gifts for Christmas. We also shipped several boxes of Christmas cards and goodies to our deployed troops.

2015

January/February/March- During the first quearter, we purchased 10 stackable chairs for a unit at the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia and completed a painting event at the Warrior Transition Battalion. Additionally, we raised over $800 from our bake sale and running team for the GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10k, raised enough funds to purchase 150 boxes of girl scout cookies for local and deployed troops, raised approximately $200 with a painting fundraiser with Corks and Canvas Augusta, completed a delivery to Walter Reed Army Medical Center of donations, and raised over $750 from our golf tournament.

April/May/June- Our second quarter, allowed us to provide 7 service members an opportunity to cycle in the Best Dam Ride event, painting at the VA hospital, a game of bingo, bowling, and disc golf for 20 service members from the WTB on Fort Gordon which included materials, class, pizza, and water. Additionally, we have raised $264 towards the $950 to provide 4 leather recliners to the VA hospital and worked in conjunction with Team RWB Augusta Chapter in order to provide a home cooked meal for those at the Fisher House at the VA hospital for Mother's Day.

July/August/September- We were able to send some our troops from the WTB on Fort Gordon kayaking twice, helped provide snacks for kickball, and provided the costs for a bowling event. We additionally raised enough funds from our night at Chili's Grill and Bar in Evans, Georgia and other events to purchase and have delivered the 4 recliners to the VA Hospital Uptown Division in Augusta, Georgia.

October/November/December- Our last quarter of the year, allowed us to provide snacks for a Bingo event at the Georgia War Veterans Home and a pizza and Bingo event at the WTB on Fort Gordon. Additionally, we were able to ship holiday items to deployed troops, provide household items to a homeless veteran that was placed into their own home, and provide items that were needed to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Maryland. We had a great 2015 and are looking forward to 2016!

2014

November/December - We provided a bingo game set with prizes and pizzas for the Warrior Transition Battalion on November 2, 2014 which was a great success. We also provided 30 pizzeas and 10 full Thanksgiving meals that included a turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, pie crusts, pie mixes, rolls, vegetables, and cranberry sauce. We provided bowling for service members in December with the Soldier Family Assistance Center (SFAC). We have shipped over 50 lbs of Christmas items and snacks to deployed troops, provided stockings, cards, batteries, and blankets to the VA Uptown Division in Augusta, Georgia, and provided Christmas gifts to 3 veterans' families due to hardship. Thank you to 2nd Chance 4 Uniforms for sending goodies to our deployed troops. We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas! Pictures to be posted soon!

September/October - Our 3rd Annual 5k/10k was completed and raised approximately $1,200 for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season this year. We also attended the Oliver Hardy Festival in Harlem, Georgia and raised $140. We also provided more groceries for the Fisher House in October. Thanks to the organizers of the Kaolin Festival Century Bike Ride on October 4th for having WTB soldiers to attend! http://washingtoncountyga.com/kaolin/bike-ride/ Additionally, we would like to thank the Rotary Club of Columbia County West for allowing soldiers to ride in their Hardy Hundred Bike Ride on October 12, 2014.

July/August - We have provided cheese, freeze pops, plates, cups, and silverware to the Warrior Transition Battalion at Fort Gordon for their organization day on July 11, 2014. Additionally, we provided approximately $300 worth of groceries to the Fisher House for the month of July. One of our supporters, Sara Mulkey, received a check from us to go shopping for the troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Thanks Sara for your help to reach those at Walter Reed! We attended the Earth Fare Fun Fest in Martinez, Georgia and provided food for 15 service members at Fort Gordon while they painted with Corks and Canvas. Stay tuned for pictures!

May/June - We provided a Family Fun Day with the assistance of VFW Post 6445 in Harlem, Georgia. These veterans and their families (approximately 100 people) appreciated the thought and had a good time fishing, playing in bouncy houses, and enjoying some good BBQ food. For our fundraising, we raised $92 from our family day from civilian participants and around $1,500 from our golf tournament in Georgia. Please click for pictures. We have continued to ship girl scout cookies to deployed troops along with letters that we receive from supporters and some Carmex received from Military Connections. Additionally, we provided approximately $100 for 3 cases of water, pretzels, dried fruit, baked chips, Crystal Light mixes, sugar packets, Green Tea, Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies, Coke and Diet Coke to the Soldier & Family Assistance Center at Fort Gordon. We would like to give a big THANK YOU to the golfers and to the following companies for your support for our golf outing: Crazy Vapors, Dr. Beau Thigpen and Chip Fischofer from Boutwell Chiropractic Group, Tranter Grey Media, Wellness 4 Warriors II, Evans Animal Hospital, Richard Felder at Allstate and John T. Garcia, Attorney at Law. Thanks for the support!

March/April - We provided a dinner/movie night for the Rehab Unit at the Augusta, Georgia Charlie Norwood Veteran's Affairs Hospital on March 17th with food from Laziza Mediterranean Grill along with girl scout cookies and baked goods. These veterans truly appreciated the thought and were thankful for the change of pace for the evening. Additionally, we provided groceries to the Fisher House on Fort Gordon for the month of April. For our fundraising, we raised $116 from our Dairy Queen event, $41 from our bake sale, $748 from our golf tournament in Tennessee, and won $100 from our team that provided support for the GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10k water/aid station. We did have to cancel our bake sale on April 19th due to the inclement weather. We would like to give a big THANK YOU to the golfers and to the following companies for your support for our golf outing: A&L RV Sales, Sentry Steel Service, Group Steel Erectors, Inc., Heroes Vodka, UPS, At the Top Restoration, LLC and Gerald Guinn. For the 1st quarter of 2014, we raised approximately $2,600. Thanks for the support!

January/February - We managed to raise $1,052 by having a bake sale, a running team, and manning a water/aid station forthe GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10k event. We additionally purchased groceries for the Fisher House for February and shipped over 81 lbs of goodies to deployed troops. We are continuing to find ways to raise funds and provide even bigger events and shipments. Thanks for the support!

2013

December - We raised approximately $2,000.00 from our adopt a family event in order to provide Christmas and Thanksgiving meals. We have also provided 11 folks from the Augusta Active Duty Rehab Unit with a night at the Lights of the South with a hayride and gift bag on December 16th. Our December bake sale was cancelled due to the weather in Augusta, Georgia. We provided 5 disabled veteran's families in need with Christmas meals and a small gift bag for their children which included a ham, stuffing, potatoes, and gravy. For Fort Campbell, we delivered Christmas rolls, gravy, potatoes, and stuffing along with stocking stuffers for 125 families. This month, we shipped 16 boxes of goodies to our deployed service members to include candies and cards, provided an in need service member in Texas with a Christmas meal and gifts for their children, and helped pay the rent for a disabled veteran who was close to losing their place to live. Pictures will be posted soon.

We would like to thank Barbi Graves and David Smedley for collecting the following donations for the holiday season: Lala Oopsies doll, Baby doll, 2 stuffed animals, 2 stuffed animals with Velcro, Hot wheels stunt ramp with car, 2 toy phones, Dominoes, Ironman doll, Baby toy, 10 boxes and 1 bag of macaroni and cheese, 6 cans of Vienna sausage, 1 bag of blueberry muffin mix,  2 hamburger helper, 1 chicken helper, 10 cans of soup, 20 cans of veggies, 2 large cans of chicken, 2 large cans of soup, 2 boxes of oatmeal, 2 boxes of stuffing, Banana nut bread mix, 2 instant cup of noodles,  4 cans of fruit, a $50 Publix gift card, 4 cans of tuna, 2 boxes of 2# spaghetti,  2 jars of spaghetti sauce, 4 small and 3 large cans of beans, 2 Knorr chicken sides, 4 bags of dry beans, 13 packages of ramen noodles,  2 noodle cups, 16 checker games, 3 jump ropes, 1 box Crayons, 7 toy cars, 2 glow flowers, 2 float tubes, 1 picture frame, 1 ball shooter, 3noise silly putty, 2 slinky, 1 package markers, 1 binoculars, 1 knit hat, 3 stuffed toys, 1 bendable flower, 20 Disney coloring sheets, 1 dart launcher and target, 6 paper art table sets, 1 jumbling tower game, 2 projection lights, 6 sticker sheets, 2 sticker books, 3 packs pencils, 6 card games, 4 teeny mate NFL figures, 1 headphones, 4 googly critters, 4 activity books, and $60.00 cash. We would also like to thank Annamarie Nable for collecting the following donation: 4 packs of 6 flavored lip balm, 9 packs of scented nail polish and files, 8 magazines, 2 Xbox 360 games, 20 DVDs, Candy Land game, 2 University of Miami mini basketball hoops, Lalaloopsy pop-up game, Avengers art set, 2 foam footballs, 3 kites, Temple run card game, 1 turbo twister car, 1 defiance car, 1 swipe game, 1 camping cards game, Eragon movie, Star Wars The Clone Wars Wii game, 1 Disney princess backpack with coloring sheets etc., 1 V-tech switch & go dinos, 1 princess nail polish kit, 1 discovery kids Dino collection, 1 Lego creator, 3 Barbie designer & dress studio refill, 1 bling rings, 1 dream diary, and 1 Barbie doll.

November - We raised approximately $1,200.00 from our bowling event that was held at the Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, TN through those that came to bowl and our sponsors, Taylor Farms, Ascend Credit Union, Group Steel Erectors, Inc., Nashville Council, Lowe's Smyrna, TN, and Michel Ann Maroney Exit Realty of the South. We have also provided 13 wounded service members at the Augusta Active Duty Rehab Unit with pizza, wings, drinks, chips, popcorn, and movies for a little relief from the every day routine of the hospital stay. For Fort Gordon, we provided 25 Thanksgiving meals (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, rolls, and pumpkin pies) and a pizza party for 100 people on November 25th. For Fort Campbell, we delivered Thanksgiving rolls, gravy, potatoes, and stuffing for 125 families. Pictures will be posted soon.

October - We shipped approximately 40 lbs of snacks to the USO in Bagram Afghanistan for our deployed troops. We also delivered over $100 worth of items to Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. These items included hygeine items and snacks to be used by the troops during their stay at the hospital. We raised another $100 from a bake sale held at the Augusta Market at the end of the month.

September - We raised $798 from two (2) runs/walking events and two (2) bake sales this month. Pictures for our Augusta, Georgia race event can be seen here and the results for the Augusta, Georgia race are posted here.

August - We assisted in providing a movie theater themed basket that included a bottle of wine, two fluted glasses, numerous gift cards for restaurants, a gift card for $150 from a local dentist for services, dvd's, candy, movie passes and candles and a hand decorated cross and some kitchen hand towels and jalapeño jelly for a golf tournament held by American Heroes, Inc. on August 12th. Please look at our pictures.

July - We raised $66 from a bake sale this month. We also purchased our insurance for our upcoming races and worked on obtaining prizes for each event. Lastly, we paid insurance for a service member that hit rough times.

Here is an e-mail we received from a deployed service member:

Another message received from deployed troops:

Thank you on behalf of CPT C and Det. Your care package that you sent to us was greatly appreciated. The little things that remind us of home, help the time go by quicker. Even though you think to thank us, we are the ones who thank you.

With warmest regards, SFC CSM

June - We provided a microwave, popcorn, and movies to the Active Duty Rehab Unit on June 3rd with a pizza party as well. This event went well and the patients seemed to have a great time. We mailed 3 packages to deployed troops with candy, cookies, and other snack items.

Here is an e-mail we received from a deployed service member:

A little something to make us smile:

Stacia Blevins and the staff at Project Lifting Spirits,

My name is FCC J.D. and I am a Division Leading Chief Petty Officer on board USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) currently deployed in the Middle East Operating Area. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a package from you the other day. I’m not sure how you received my name and address, but I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your generosity. As the Leading Chief, I am the senior enlisted person in charge of a division of 30 personnel, and it can be a challenge to keep morale high while away from home. I wanted to let you know that I utilized your thoughtful gift to share among my division while we watched a movie and took a couple of hours to relax (as much as we can out here) and take comfort in the fact that kind people like yourselves appreciate us and what we are doing. Your care package was a huge hit, and I wanted to pass on my sincere gratitude to all of you for thinking of us. Your thoughtfulness produced an abundance of smiles and a pleasant reminder to my young personnel of the way of life we are defending; One where we take care of each other.

Thank you for all you are doing for our nations’ warriors and thanks again for thinking of us out here on USS Kearsarge.

May - We raised approximately $800 with our golf outing that was held on the 17th and $145 at our booths at the Columbia County Community Yard sale. Additionally we assisted with a barbeque event for those wounded and their families stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. We provided around $475 worth of groceries to the Fisher House located on Fort Gordon as well.

April - We raised over $325.00 from our bake sale on the 10th in Augusta, Georgia and 5k/fun run in Nashville, Tennessee. Additionally, we provided a putt-putt outing for 55 troops and family members so that may have some time away from the hospital area. This event was enjoyed by all.

March - We provided 77 boxes of girl scout cookies, 54 blankets, 20 dolls, 46 letters, 6 bandanas, and 10 kites to Fort Gordon troops. Additionally, we raised approximately $226 from our two (2) bakes sales this month.

February - We purchased 75 boxes of girl scout cookies and are still waiting for donations from some local girl scout troops in the Augusta, Georgia area. We also have had 10 service members adopted for our adopt a service member event in order for some of our wounded troops to enjoy some time out in town to play putt-putt golf. Lastly, we raised over $300 at our bake sale at the Augusta Half Marathon expo on February 23rd.

January - We raised $550 for our wounded troops by getting sponsors for our Project Lifting Spirits Team for the GRU Augusta Half Marathon/10k that will take place on February 24, 2013. Our team will be continuing to work to raise funds until race day. Thanks for our wonderful sponsors: Bands for Arms, Crazy Vapors, Augusta Ready Mix, PotashCorp., BeStill Displays, and Gerald Jones Volkswagen.

2012

December - We shipped seven (7) packages overseas with various goodies to include candies, cards, candy, and other items. These packages went to various deployed troops including all branches of the service. All additionally cards received were sent to Coast Guard members that were deployed as well. The Active Duty Rehab Unit in Augusta, Georgia was able to go to the Lights of the South, enjoy a night seeing Chritmas lights and going on a hay ride. We provided Christmas decorations to the Active Duty Rehab Unit. We raised over $700 this month from a bake sale, a pool tournament, and with the assistance of Silvergate Productions and Kristine Silver with a raffle benefit from one of their Christmas events. We also shipped toys and clothes to an Active Duty Marine who has fallen on hard times due to a dental/medical condition of one of his family members. Ms. Delora Scott was our Dremel Trio raffle winner. Lastly, we have registered with the State of Maryland in order to collect donations for Walter Reed Medical Center. We truly THANK ALL OF YOU for the wonderful support throughout this year!

November - We received a generous food donation from White House High School cosmotology class which collected the donations from the students and faculty. Additionally, Fitness Plus members, and Evans Animal Hospital. All food dondations from White House High School students and faculty and Fitness Plus members was donationed to Fort Campbell, KY for the food pantry and shipped overseas. The donations from Evans Animal Hospital were shipped overseas and used with the two (2) pizza parties were provided to Fort Gordon and the Active Duty Rehab Unit (with a movie) in the Augusta area. We provided meals for twenty-two (22) families at Fort Gordon for the Thanksgiving holiday, a trip for the Active Duty Rehab Unit to go to an Augusta Riverhawks game this month. We raised approximately $300 this month from different events and donations. We provided toiletries, water, pens, notebooks, and other items to Fort Gordon. Additionally, we received tremendous help to collect signatures on Christmas cards that are provided during the holiday season. Thank you as always!

October - We raised $3,500.53 this month from various fundraising events to include a 5k/10k run/walk event in the Augusta, Georgia area, a craft/bake sale in White House, Tennessee, and a craft sale in Kentucky. Walgreens generously donated all our water and Powerade that was used for our 5k/10k event and we have had many sponsors for this event. For your support and donations, we truly THANK YOU ALL! Both run/walk events helped raise approximately $1,200 and we are looking forward to having these events again next year!

September - We raised $550 this month from various fundraising events to include a our first 5k and Kids Fun Run in Springfield Tennessee and a bake sale in the Augusta, Georgia area. THANK YOU!

August - We raised $771 this month from various fundraising events to include a bake sale that provided $195 for a veteran that was diagnosed with Lou Gherig's disease, race sponsor donations, and run/walk event registrations.

July - We raised $1,107.96 this month from various fundraising events to include a 50/50 event at Silverados in Rivergate, TN, selling and volunteering for an Augusta Greenjackets game, a yard sale, and run/walk event registrations. The second quarter of 2012, your support has allowed us to raise over $1600 in order to provide items to wounded and deployed service members. THANK YOU!

June - We raised $328.90 from various fundraising events throughout the month of June. These funds were received from registrations and donations from our upcoming run/walk events that are coming up later this year. Through the first quarter of 2012, your support has allowed us to raise over $1300 in order to provide items to wounded and deployed service members. THANK YOU!

May - We raised $325 from various fundraising events throughout the month of May. Additionally, we were able to provide a meal to the wounded service members from the Active Duty Rehab Unit at the VA Hospital in the Augusta, Georgia area. Pickles Cafe and Grill was kind enough to provide this meal and opportunity to these service members. Your support has been amazing and truly appreciated!

April - We raised $150 from our bake sale that was held on April 21, 2012 at the Al's Food in White House, Tennessee. Additionally, we raised $56 by selling Top Notch Express Car Wash gift cards and $130 at the bake sale held on April 28, 2012 in Evans, Georgia. The continued support is allowing us to do more than we have previously been able to complete. THANK YOU!

March - We raised $180 from our bake sale that was held on March 25, 2012 at the Top Notch Express Car Wash in Evans, Georgia. Additionally Bands for Arms donated $140 this month. All this support makes gifts and events possible and we THANK YOU!

February - Based on donations from Bands for Arms and our supporters, we raised enough funds to purchase a total of 177 boxes of girl scout cookies between January and February 2012. We truly appreciate all the continued support!

January - Based on donations from Bands for Arms and our supporters, we raised enough funds to purchase 110 boxes of girl scout cookies this month. For the year of 2011, we were able to raise almost $7,000 in order to provide items to those that have been wounded and/or are serving in harms way. We truly appreciate all the continued support and are looking forward to a wonderful 2012!

2011

December - With assistance from Consumer's Title Company of Southern California and Green Bank in White House, Tennessee, we were able to provide all the holiday decorations for the Fort Campbell barracks and were able to provide over $2,000 worth of gifts including restaurant gift cards, candy canes, stockings, and many more items to the service members and their families at Fort Gordon.Additionally, we received a donation in the amount of $425.00 from Bands for Arms. Thank you for all the wonderful support!

November - We attended the Fort Campbell ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Warrior Transition Unit's barracks. On the 17th, we raised over $500 with a fundraising event held at Jack's Tavern. Lastly, Bands for Arms donated $360 this month so that we may continue to provide items to wounded and deployed service members throughout the year.

October - We completed a Celebrating Home fundraiser that raised approximately $220 for the holiday season. Our events held on October 8th and 9th in the White House, Tennessee area raised $259. Lastly, we received a donation of 150 decks of playing cards from Spinettis Gaming.

September - We began coordinating to complete card signatures and create a wish list for the holiday season for deliveries to Fort Gordon and Fort Campbell.

August - We raised $138 at our bake sale in the Augusta, Georgia area on the 27th. Additionally, we were able to provide 15 caeses of water, 59 stuffed animals, kids games, and outdoor items like jump ropes and footballs to Fort Gordon, Georgia. We also have started working to collect approximately 1500 holiday and thank you cards that have been signed by adults and children so they can be provided to the service members.

July - We raffled a two (2) night stay at Embassy Suites located at 10 Century Blvd., Nashville, TN with a $25 gift card for Carrabba's Italian Grill. Mr. Rick Tapscott was the winning ticket holder. Your continued support helped us raise $345.00 from this event! Additionally, we have been able to collect approximately 400 beverages to be provided to a future event at Fort Gordon.

June - For a Fort Gordon event on June 17th, we provided 12 cases of water and16 twelve packs of soda to be provided with the meal. Additionally, we provided $40 in gift certificates to Mellow Mushroom in Evans, GA, $15 in gift certificates to T.G.I.Fridays, 4 movie tickets, and 20 games of Putt-Putt golf so that they could be raffled off to those that attended the event. Our June 18th Motorcycle Poker Run was rained out but we managed to raise $52.00. This motorcycle run will be rescheduled for a later date. Bands for Arms bracelet sales assisted us with another $435.00 donation.

May - We provided 10 Augusta Greenjackets tickets to the troops at Fort Gordon and raised $42 from ticket sales for the May 26th game.

April - On April 8th, we completed a BBQ event for approximately 300 service members at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. We provided 12 cases of soda and 2 cases of water to Fort Gordon. Additionally, we raised $403 with our benefit show at Jacks Bar and Grill and an online Bruster's Ice Cream.

March - We raised $171 at a bake sale in the Augusta area and $130 for the fundraising event at the Tin Roof Inn in the Nashville area.

February - We were able to collect donations for 155 boxes of girl scout cookies and cards for a delivery to Fort Gordon and the VA in Augusta, Georgia.

January - The United States Military Veterans Motorcycle Club (USMV MC) in Augusta, GA donated $700 and Nick Padrigo Mendoza III from Bands for Arms has personally donated $600! We would like to thank all of them for their generosity in order to provide items to wounded service members! We have received blankets donated by Military Connections to be provided to the Active Duty Rehab Unit at the Charlie Norwood VA facility in March. Based on the sales of the Troop Bracelet a total of $189 was received in order to purchase 54 boxes of girl scouts cookies. Additionally, the Lifting Spirits bracelet raised $105. Thank you for the support Bands for Arms. Lastly, we received a thank you letter from the Warrior Transition Battallion on Fort Gordon.

2010

    December - We completed our December 5, 2010 bake sale in White House, Tennessee and raised approximately $167.00. We also received a donation from Bands for Arms in the amount of $200.00 from sales of the Lifting Spirits Bracelet.The Lifting Spirits team completed the first delivery toRedstone Arsenal for 85 wounded service members. On December 10, 2010, we completed deliveries to the Charlie Norwood VA Active Duty Rehab Unit (32 personnel) and Fort Gordon (50 personnel). Our last delivery of the month was to Fort Campbell for 50 members on December 24, 2010 with blankets donated by Military Connections and cds to all locations donated from Toyota Motor Sales, Marketing Department - Torrance, California. During the holiday season, we also mailed a care package to a naval vessell (150 personnel) with chocolate covered cherries, candy, candy canes, hot cocoa, beef jerky, cards, and granola bars. Anothercare package was mailed to troops overseas with chips, candy, bubble gum, and cards. Lastly, we mailed cards to a deployed Marine unit. Many of these cards were recived from schools in the Washington D.C. area.

    November - We completed our November 13, 2010 bake sale in Martinez, Georgia and raised approximately $230.00. We also received a donation from Bands for Arms in the amount of $168.00 from sales of the Lifting Spirits Bracelet.

    October - We completed a fundraiser by selling Top Notch Car Wash gift cards through October 3, 2010 and raised $118.50 that will assist in providing holiday items to our wounded service members at Fort Gordon, Georgia and provide a holiday meal for those at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Our bake sale on October 9th only made $20.00 but we thank those that showed there support.

    August - We completed a fundraiser by working the Augusta Greenjackets concession stand on August 5, 2010. The U.S. Military Vets MC provided several volunteers to assist us man the concession stand. Together, we raised $485.20 in order to provide the items to our wounded service members.

    May - We completed a bake sale in Martinez, GA and obtained approximately $300 in donations. We also completed our deliveries to the VA Active Duty Rehab Unit and to Fort Gordon. We delivered cards, cds, and the remaining of the baked goods from the bake sale.

    April - We completed a bake sale in White House, TN and benefit show at Jack's Tavern in Nashville, TN in order to obtain approximately $800 in donations.

    March - Girl Scout Cookies, Black Velvet Deluxe CDS, cards, bookmarks and letters.

    2009

      December - cds and dvds, Christmas cards, stuffed animals, peanuts donated from Logans Roadhouse, stockings, candy, home-made cookies, books, ornaments, Christmas decorations, chapstick, coffees, creamers, hot cocoa, scratched picture frames, blankets, children's gifts, teas, and drink mixes.

      November - bookmarks and holiday cards (Thanksgiving and Christmas)

      August- cards, posters, bookmarks, and drawings from Columbia County Schools and daycare facilities and Springfield, Tennessee schools

      May- 200 cards signed by Lewiston Elementary for the Augusta Greenjackets game on May 8 to recognize the wounded service members

      February- Girl Scout cookies

      2008

      December- stockings filled with candy, cards, blankets, dvds, games, puzzles, phone cards, candy, chap stick, snacks, mugs, coffees, teas, children s puzzles, children s clothes, etc.

      2007

      December- routers, heaters, snacks, stockings, cards, candy canes, dvds, newspapers, books, magazines

      Created by Anne Buzanowski August 2009