Cheerios “Cheer” Postcard Campaign Supports the USO

We are a military family. Greg was a Navy man, two sons Marines, my Daddy was in WWI and my brother went to Vietnam. My middle son is currently serving in the Marine Corps and both sons who enlisted have been to iRaq twice. We know all about military life and what long separations can do to a family. The months apart are hard on everyone and those members who are away especially like getting mail and packages from people who care that they are sacrificing their lives and serving their country.

Currently, there are more than 1.4 million active duty military members supported by more than 3.6 million family members, and 70 percent of married active duty military members have children.

That is why I was pleased to learn about the Cheerios USO Postcard Campaign. I first saw the Cheerios Military campaign announced on a TV commercial and then Mom Central included me in their campaign to get the word out.

What is the Cheerios Cheer USO Campaign?

Cut – Write – Send Cheer

Cheerios is partnering with the USO and has created special cereal boxes that include a “Cheer” postcard as part of the box. When you buy specialized-marked boxes of Cheerios with these Cheer postcards, once you eat your cereal, take the box apart and then cut out the postcard. Put a postcard stamp on the back, write a short note of encouragement or a simple “thank you” and then send it off.

These specially-marked boxes of Cheerios are only available for a limited time through the end of November so hurry and support the military and the USO. You do have until November 2012 to send them but the special boxes will be gone at the end of the month.

And, for each postcard received, Cheerios will donate $1 to the USO to help support programs for military families.  Cheerios has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received by November 30, 2012.

Are you looking for the Cheerios Cheer US Postcard address?

USO Sending Cheer
PO Box 9668
Grand Rapids, MN 55745-9668

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Once the postcards are received, the USO will distribute them to military families on bases and to USO centers around the world.

I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Cheerios and received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to post.

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Comments

  1. denise bloom says:

    My name is Denise Bloom and I am a veteran of Desert Storm. . I served in a M.A.S.H. unit in Dahrah, Saudi Arabia. I am now married to a Pastor in Wisconsin and teach S.S. to 3rd-6th graders.
    When I was overseas during the war, also during Christmas time, I remember receiving various Christmas cards from chidren all over the country. I would like to do the same. I have the Cheerios postcard, but I was wondering if I can have my kids make out Christmas cards, put them all in one envelope, mail them to you, and know that they would be sent to soldiers.
    I understand if this is not possible, but I thought I’d give it a chance. If you are not able to do this, do you have an address or phone # of a Military Unit that would? Let me know asap so I can plan accordingly.
    Thank you so much for your time and efforts in this wonderful Cheerios Cheer and also for taking the time for me! I hope to hear from you soon.
    God Bless you
    Denise Bloom

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