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Nov 22

Spreading Cheer with Cheerios and the USO- A Review and Giveaway

I could never be a military wife.

I have a deep respect for those that serve,

and (being a wife and mother) an overwhelming respect for families that are left behind

while their spouses leave to serve anywhere from months to years overseas.

It’s amazing to me.

Completely.

We all know that military families are “compensated”

(as they call it, but I don’t see how it compensates at all for what they do.)

in the form of housing and financial support, education, etc.

But, in my opinion, the emotional stress,

and everyday hardships of taking care of a family with a spouse gone, or being away themselves serving, far out-weigh military benefits.

That’s why I’m excited to tell you about a new campaign by Cheerios and the USO for honorable military families left at home to hold down the fort, and for USO programs.

Here’s the deal-

  • “During the months of October and November, 2011, specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal will feature Cheer postcards on the front of the box. You can simply cut out the postcard from the Cheerios logo, write a message of thanks on the back, add a stamp and mail the pre-addressed card to the USO. The USO will deliver the Cheer card to military families across the country.
  • For each postcard received through November 2012, Cheerios will make a $1 donation to the USO to help fund programs that support military families.
  • To kick off the campaign, Cheerios has already donated $150,000 to the USO and will donate up to an additional $100,000 based upon the number of postcards received from specially marked boxes now through November 30th, 2012.”

Eat Cheerios and spread some Cheer to families who need and deserve it most. It’s so great.

Here’s my postcard with my thoughts of appreciation on it, ready to go in to the mail:

 

It’s so easy. It only takes a moment.

A moment.

That’s it.

And you can lift the spirits of families all over the country who are braving it everyday for you and me.

It’s a fantastic campaign and one that Moana Saves is proud to be a part of.

Check out Cheerios’ campaign HERE, and like them on Facebook HERE!

I received a Cheer kit, and you get the chance to win one too!

Each kit includes:

  • 1 Cheerios cereal bowl
  • 1 Cheerios cereal spoon
  • 1 cereal dispenser
  • 1 “Cheer” box of Cheerios

Enter below to win! (And get your pen ready to send that postcard!)

Disclosure: Cheerios cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

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kristen

I'm a Maui Girl married to a Tongan Boy, and together we have 5 little island babes. I love my life as a wife and mom, living in the islands, and immersing myself in my family. I have a degree in International Cultural Communications, and I love to organize, read, write, exercise, and cook. I have an affinity for simple things, a clean house, a loud kitchen, and lots (and lots!) of family.

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  1. Marthalynn

    We love Cheerios! Would be so happy to win this :)

  2. Claire

    i’d love this

  3. Alana

    As a military spouse I love that Cheerios is doing this. Any message that says we appreciate you is always welcome to the guys over there. Thank you for this giveaway and spreading the message for spreading the word about such a great program.

  4. Stefanie Elysse Hurtado

    What a great message and cause behind this! Cheers to Cheerios and our troops!!

  5. Debbie jackson

    what a great message, glad to see people in support of our military

  6. Paula Lee

    Would love to win! Thank you :)

  7. Jessyca

    Id love to win. Thanks for the chance.
    jessycafoster@hotmail.com

  8. Kris I.

    I would love to win!!

  9. crissi mcveay

    i would love to win!! i wanted to say thank you for your kind words, i am a military wife, and its nice to see that our families are appreciated!!! sending you love from Fort Campbell Kentucky!

    1. kristen

      Crissi, you amaze me! Blessings to you and yours.

      Kris

  10. Shannon Thompson

    i want it… that cereal dispenser is just what my family needs.

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

  11. Christian Nunez

    I would love to win this for the sibs. And I know that these cheer card are a simple gesture that can go a long way.
    Christian Nunez recently posted..Didn’t ya hear? Side is the new Up!My Profile

  12. Jessica Snook

    I would love to win, thank you :)

  13. karen M

    luv to win

  14. Cheryl Free

    I want to win ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  15. Cheryl Free

    I follow the official Cheerios on Twitter @CheeriosTweets with 3,333 followers. It should have been included with your MyBlogSpark information.

    @Cheerios is some guy named Trent Rager with 27 followers. You should edit your Tweet text ヅ

    1. kristen

      oh sheesh. Thank you!! We are working on getting this fixed!

  16. ryana

    I’d love to win

  17. Heather R

    We love Cheerios at our home so I would love to win this! Thanks.

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