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Drop off for "Any Soldier" gifts at bike night

Hey all,

I spoke to Keith (poser33) over the weekend about how he's doing and what he and his troops have been up to. They are doing a bang up job in Mosul, Iraq fighting terrorism and rebuilding the area. He's looking forward to coming home for his 2 weeks off in August but then he's headed right back over.

I also spoke to him regarding his thread, here ,and he is really appreciative to everyones willingness to support him and his guys.

This Wednesday, April 22, I am planning to drive to bike night with a drop off box for anyone who wants to send something out to support him and the guys. I will gather it all up, package it to standards, and mail it off ASAP. Please no pornographic or alcoholic drop offs as I will not be able to send them but items such as magazines, kool aid/gatorade powders, non meltable snacks, phone cards, etc. are more than welcome. Just think of some things you would like if you were stuck in a desert for a year. The weather looks perfect for this night so I hope you all can make it out, if not and you still wish to add to the package, pm me and we can figure it out.

Thank you guys for the support! Keith and I have been friends for 13+ years, Im really glad we are able to do something like this for him and his troops.





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i will see what i can dig up. i know some have video game systems. do you know if they have a ps2?

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i will see what i can dig up. i know some have video game systems. do you know if they have a ps2?

Thanks! There are a few of those as well as the 360s and PS3s floating around out there. Great idea




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old books your looking to get rid of is great too. some of these guys really need to put the controller down and excersize thier vocabulary. and learn to spell.
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old books your looking to get rid of is great too. some of these guys really need to put the controller down and excersize thier vocabulary. and learn to spell.

I see what ya did there. Ill throw in some books buddy




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I'll talk to Rob about parting with some of his older magazines... and other goodies that we can send to the boys!

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BUMP! This is tomorrow!!!!

If people don't have enough time to get something together or would rather not carry their donations to bike night I can take any cash donations you would like to contribute and hit up cost-co or wal-mart with Marcus and get a variety of things for Keith's guys.

We'll take pics and post up so you can see what CLSB can accomplish!

Please also feel free to write an 'any soldier' letter. We'll make sure it gets in the box.

Thanks everyone for your support! It's a great cause and an honor to help out one of our own.
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BUMP! This is tomorrow!!!!

If people don't have enough time to get something together or would rather not carry their donations to bike night I can take any cash donations you would like to contribute and hit up cost-co or wal-mart with Marcus and get a variety of things for Keith's guys.

Thanks everyone for your support! It's a great cause and an honor to help out one of our own.
Awesome... cash FTW. I'd like to donate
& would like to take you up on your shopping offer.

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Are these guys riders? I have magazines at home (I think they're still there) but have sport bike ones and maybe a few maxiums too

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Are these guys riders? I have magazines at home (I think they're still there) but have sport bike ones and maybe a few maxiums too
I know Keith rides, not sure about the rest but odds are some do. Maxims are always welcome




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A few of the guys ride but dont get caught up in the tech aspect of it as much as i do. I lost some people trying to explain the yamaha r1 cross plain crankshaft therory. But I am influencing alot of the guys here. 3 of us have yammies, and 2 have kawi. But i'd say about 5 are getting bikes when we get back. What ever you send will not be in vain i promise!
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Ideas for the ladies:

Medicated lip balm w/SPF 15, Hand/Foot warmers, Sunscreen, Shampoo, Cotton Swabs, Deodorant, Razors, Shaving Gel, Personal Cleansing Cloths, Foot Powder, Tampax Compact Tampons, Panty Liners, Dental Travel Kit (includes toothbrush, toothpaste & floss or mouthwash) Mary Kay scented lotions - hand & foot, Shower to Shower Body Powder, First Aid Kit, Nail Clippers, Nail files, Tweezers, Hand Sanitizer, Tissues, Toilet Paper, Pony Tail Holders, Herbal Teas and Gum, Women's magazines, chick flicks, CD's, novels....



More ideas in the kits described here...

http://www.anysoldier.com/WhatToSend.cfm

and here..

https://www.treatanysoldier.com/comm...TOKEN=41162569
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Keith,

Do you guys do the Beanie Baby thing? I have a ton of them from when I was little...

'Beanie Babies!

No kidding! A really good excuse to get rid of those things (don't buy new ones, collect them from your house and ask your friends)!! Send some in every package to ALL units as they are really easy for the Soldiers to carry with them and give to the local kids who love them. These are better then small plastic toys which will break easily and are not as easy to carry in a pack. There is NO more effective ambassador for our country than a Soldier helping the local folks. This is done far more often then the press shows, and quite probably the most important thing a Soldier will ever do.'
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is tobacco restricted? my boss owns a cigar shop and I could get some cheaper than retail

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I can't make it out Wed. night but I am going to drop off a pile of magazines at your place today.

What about DVD's?
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I think those are both great ideas.
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Here are some of the things that the soldiers might need the most from my experience. Tobacco products (cigarettes, chew), tuna (not the canned stuff), books, magazines, shampoo, body wash, razors, shaving cream, cereal bars, movies, ground coffee, beef jerky, powdered beverage mix, cookies, chips. I can't think of any more products, but think about food that will last and you can take to go.
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I cant get the good to send ones till thursday... they are the mini cigars about the size of cigarettes coming individually wrapped in a tin of 10 so they are easy to carry and you arent wasting the whole thing if it needs to be dropped. their packaging helps them ship well also and I was told how to package then inside the box to keep them as fresh as possible. kblack/bluebusa when were you planning on shipping the box?

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Here are some of the things that the soldiers might need the most from my experience. Tobacco products (cigarettes, chew), tuna (not the canned stuff), books, magazines, shampoo, body wash, razors, shaving cream, cereal bars, movies, ground coffee, beef jerky, powdered beverage mix, cookies, chips. I can't think of any more products, but think about food that will last and you can take to go.
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I cant get the good to send ones till thursday... they are the mini cigars about the size of cigarettes coming individually wrapped in a tin of 10 so they are easy to carry and you arent wasting the whole thing if it needs to be dropped. their packaging helps them ship well also and I was told how to package then inside the box to keep them as fresh as possible. kblack/bluebusa when were you planning on shipping the box?

That sounds like an awesome idea Jason. We wont be shipping it til this weekend since we'll need time to head to costco with peoples cash donations. Im sure we can figure out a meet up for after via pm.




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If you used flat rate boxes, it will cost less to to ship overseas.
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If you used flat rate boxes, it will cost less to to ship overseas.
Thanks for the suggestion, I think i'll be sending it from the Great Lakes RTC post office though. They do a special rate for them and Im up there frequently enough to make it worth it.




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Thanks for the suggestion, I think i'll be sending it from the Great Lakes RTC post office though. They do a special rate for them and Im up there frequently enough to make it worth it.
Nice. It's good that you have a hook-up.
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Im gonna get 2 tins, apparently theres a per stick tack that went into effect on cigars. Im getting em at $14/tin for this if you want me to get more let me know asap

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What time are you going to be at bike night?
We'll be there between 6 and 8:30. Does that work?


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Im gonna get 2 tins, apparently theres a per stick tack that went into effect on cigars. Im getting em at $14/tin for this if you want me to get more let me know asap

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