Monthly Packings (January - October)
We have three teams with approximately 60 bakers on each team. Each team has two co-captains. Baking team members are asked to bake 10 dozen cookies for their team's month packing which is every three months. In addition, we have a list of subs that can be called if we have more cookie requests than the team can fill.
Along with the cookies we also enclose comfort items and letters to the soldiers. The letters of encouragement and support express how much those serving are appreciated by us back home and how proud we are of them.
Note: We do not mail any boxes in December
Holiday Cheer Packings (November)
We also ask all bakers to bake for the Holiday cookie packing in November. Church groups, youth organizations, schools, etc. are also recruited to bake for the holiday shipment. In 2009 we shipped 252 boxes containing 35,712 cookies. Postage was $3,011.40.
A separate Holiday Cheer packing containing snacks and comfort items is also shipped in November. In 2009, 128 boxes were shipped and postage was $4,322.65.
Prepacking (small team comes in the day before)