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October Monthly Newsletter 2016

Scary Good Treats!

As the air begins to take on a bite of fall and the leaves turn to gold and red here at home our thoughts turn to childhood fun like legions of little ghosts and goblins hitting the streets to Trick or Treat.

We wanted to bring a small bit of that celebration to our troops serving so far away. So starting in October, our packages will include yummy colorful candy corn as a reminder to our troops that even though they can’t be here to celebrate with their own kids, and raid their Halloween candy stash, they can still get a little treat from the folks back home who haven’t forgotten their service.

Soldiers often see a nice bump in packages during the Christmas season, but that is still two months away and some of these brave men and women never see packages from home. Why don’t you take a moment to send a package now, and we will include the candy corn along with our regular goodies like pumpkin spice gourmet coffee, beef jerky and soldier friendly field wipes and many other treats and necessary items.

I’ve been tracking our progress for the Operation Mail Call campaign and I can report that we’ve brought in about $2,811.00 in postage donations so far for our campaign.

That’s enough to ship about 196 boxes to the troops. It’s a good start but we’ve got quite a ways to go before reaching our goal. If we can reach our goal we’ll have enough postage to send out almost 1,750 boxes to the troops. That will make a real difference, but we can’t do it without your help! Please donate today or forward this to your friends and family.

MAF offers a special word of thanks to all of our awesome donors and want to take a moment to offer special thanks to those who REALLY stepped up and donated over $100 to the Operation: Mail Call. Join the MAF Heroes Wall today and see your name on the list


We have supplies to ship 1,750 boxes of care packages, but without money for postage all these boxes full of, coffee, personal hygiene packs, and socks are just sitting here in our Sacramento warehouse.  We need your help to purchase postage and get them out of our warehouse, where they are doing no good, and over to Afghanistan and Iraq, to our troops that so desperately need them.

Troops tell us in their own Words what it means to get a Care Package!

Here are some real notes written to us from real soldiers. We thought you would enjoy reading how much your support means to them.


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Calling all Troops!
Signing up to receive packages is easy!

If you are deployed or have the address of a deployed military member, you can click here for our Military Sign Up Center  to sign them up to receive one of our great care packages loaded with plenty of the TLC our soldiers need to remind them that people back home support their mission.

If you prefer, just copy this link Once the soldier has registered they’ll be eligible to receive packages and messages of support from caring Americans like you.

Holiday Trio Returns!

It’s October already!  So Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  This is such a busy and fun-filled time for many Americans here at home, but it’s also a special time to remember our troops serving in harm’s way who won’t have a chance to celebrate these special days with their friends and loved ones.
Move America Forward is happy to offers a special Holiday Trio  promotion that will automatically send a package from  you each month for October, November and December along with your  special note of thanks to celebrate these special holidays.

Our Halloween and Thanksgiving packages will be packed with our regular treats but will also include special holiday treats like candy corn to add a touch from home and our Christmas package will have extra treats like soft peppermints, a fleecy red and white Christmas stocking and hot chocolate as well.

Just order your package today   for Halloween from the order button above

Then select the recurring button that says “Yes, I would like to make a re-occurring gift” and we will automatically send out a package in the same amount billed to your same credit card in November and December as well.

Just like that you can mark one item off your Holiday check list and you have the satisfaction of knowing our troops will receive a great package from you!


Move America Forward is now partnering with and participating in their Amazon Smile Non-Profit Program, where Amazon donates a portion of whatever you order to MAF so we can send even more support packages to our troops!

How does Amazon Smile Work?

It’s simple: All you have to do is use the link below to select Move America Forward as the charity you would like to support and a small portion of what you buy on is donated. No extra cost to you, just extra support for our brave defenders for buying the things you normally would. It’s a WIN-WIN!


Millions of Americans already use Amazon to purchase clothes, books and movies to tech gadgets, or almost anything you can think of. Chances are, if you’ve ever bought anything on-line, you have probably used at least once or twice.

Now with Amazon Smile, you can support Move America Forward at no cost to you, simply by buying the same things you would have bought anyway.

Prices are the same, shipping is the same, and nothing changes except Amazon donates .05% of your purchase to MAF on your behalf!

Click HERE to shop for great Gifts and be sure to set MAF as your Amazon Smiles Charity!

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Won’t you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

Click Here, HELP US WITH YOUR REVIEW TODAY and say why you support our TROOPS!

Do you have unused or unwanted gift cards?

Now, you can use them to sponsor care packages for one of our brave men or women of the military.  Not only will you brighten the day of one of America’s finest, but your gift card donation to Move America Forward is also tax deductible, a win-win!

For every $25 dollars in gift cards we receive, we will send a care package in your name. Click here to get started!

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More Notes Sent from Troops on the Front Lines

Real Notes from Deployed Troops

As part of our Soldier Sign-Up Program, the troops can leave a message with some of their thoughts and feelings and share a little bit about themselves. Below are some recent notes and care package requests from troops on the front lines. They convey what it means to them personally, to serve and to receive support from you

Progress: $1,700 toward goal of $25,000!

I’ve been tracking our progress for the Operation Mail Call campaign and I can report that we’ve brought in $1,700 in postage donations and we’re almost a week into the campaign.

That’s enough to ship about 118 boxes to the troops. It’s a slow start and we’ve got quite a ways to go before reaching our goal. If we can reach our goal we’ll have enough postage to send out almost 1,750 boxes to the troops. That will make a real difference, but we can’t do it without your help! Please donate today or forward this to your friends and family.

Now you can sponsor TWO care packages for practically the same price as one regular care package, because we have the product already we just need $14.30 per box to send them to our troops!

Here are a few more notes we’ve received just over the past couple days. These troops are speaking from the heart, writing from the front lines of the War on Terror. They deserve our support!

Right now our warehouse is overstocked with thick wool boot socks, Rogers Family Co. coffee, and donated personal hygiene items!


Here is the problem we are facing: with so many extra boxes, we don’t have the money for postage to ship the much needed supplies and care packages to our troops!

We have about enough supplies to ship 1,750 boxes of care packages, but without money for postage all these valuable supplies are just sitting here in our Sacramento warehouse.  We estimate that if we can raise $25,000 in postage, we can clear out our warehouse, and ship these boxes to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan who so desperately need them.

The cost to mail each box is $14.30 from the USPS.  That means that we urgently need to raise $25,000 ASAP.  Will you please help us purchase the postage to mail these boxes to our troops?

You can help make the daily routine of our troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq a little more bearable.

Nothing brings a serviceman or woman more joy than knowing that someone back home is thankful and thinking of them while they are on deployment. Care packages include a wonderful array of high quality food, snacks, and hygiene items that troops overseas consistently request.