March 2024 Newsletter

Eggciting News: Peeps for Troops are Back for Easter!

It’s Easter season and our special Easter Troop Care Packages include iconic Peeps! Indeed, we know our troops miss family time and all the wonderful traditions surrounding Easter. Certainly, we at home often take for granted the bustle of Easter activities. Easter egg hunts, family gatherings, church services, and baskets full of goodies. One tradition MAF loves is making sure our seasonal Easter packages for our troops contain cheery Peeps.

In addition to our seasonal Peeps we include items soldiers crave and request such as gourmet coffee, beef jerky, cookies, energy, lip balm, hand and face wipes, deodorant, GU Energy products and more! Best of all, we include personal notes from you to remind our troops that home isn’t really that far away after all.  Why not help that hard-working bunny this year and help spread Easter cheer!

We’re Changing our Name to Troopathon!

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you – we are changing our name to Troopathon!

After two decades of unwavering commitment to supporting our troops on the front lines and delivering over 1,000 tons of care packages, we’ve decided to adopt the name Troopathon to enhance our brand recognition and better align with our mission of supporting our military personnel and their families.

Our annual Troopathon fundraiser has not only been a tremendous success but has also significantly raised awareness of our cause. To eliminate any potential confusion and to better represent our efforts, this name change is the right move.

While our name is changing, our mission and values will remain steadfast. We’re dedicated to continuing our support for the brave men and women serving in our military by providing them with the best quality care packages and support they desperately need and deserve.

We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support of our loyal donors over the past 20 years. With your continued dedication, we are excited to embark on this new chapter as Troopathon!

Thank you for standing with us in support of our troops.

Secure Your Legacy AND Support Our Troops

We are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with, the leading online site to create or update your will and estate planning. This partnership offers MAF supporters a valuable opportunity to both secure your legacy and extend a helping hand to our brave service members, completely free of charge!

FreeWill provides a secure online platform that streamlines the process of estate planning, guiding you through creating or updating your will in just 20 minutes, with no cost to you. Just as our deployed troops make sacrifices to defend our freedoms, it’s crucial that you provide the necessary resources to safeguard all that matters most.

By crafting your will, you not only provide for your loved ones and ensure the distribution of your assets but also have the opportunity to include a gift of any size to support our troops. This optional step allows you to leave a lasting legacy that directly supports our troops with individually addressed care packages filled with essential items and comforting reminders of home. Together, let us reaffirm our gratitude for the service our troops selflessly dedicate to our nation by first securing a plan to support ourselves, our families, and the causes dear to our hearts.

Photo of the Month March

“It makes me encouraged to get items which makes me feel at home even though I am far away from loved ones.”

Nicholas H. — Unites States Army — deployed