I think it’s time to redefine our group in light of the Operation Gratitude factor. Here is my suggestion…
Over at Homespun Helpers, the other charity I run, people make items and send them to charities on their own – they take pictures of those items and we keep track of how much we have donated as a group.
I am thinking we can take the same approach here, except that we would all be sending items to the same place.
So, this way, if you buy a few drink mixes, we tally those. If you make some neck coolers or socks, we count those. We can tally how many items we donate as a group to their Patriot Drive and how many items we donate as a group for their Holiday Drive. Maybe we send a letter or e-mail letting them know how much Operation Bag of Home Members have donated.
What do you think?
Remember, they don’t want to start receiving stuff until after april 15, so we can all start stock-piling now, save up for shipping, and really bombard them :)