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Christmas Care Boxes help soldiers overseas

Tis the season! And this is a national call to all Americans to show their love and support this holiday season for deployed troops. An effort is underway to ship Christmas Care Boxes to soldiers overseas.

SupportOurTroops.Org is leading the effort on behalf of the 60-plus troop support groups across America that send care packages to the troops.

Deployed soldiers are far away from their loved ones, sacrificing daily for us and our country, the organization said. Many don't have a support network at home.

Want to make a difference in the life of a soldier this Christmas? Here's how:

--Go to SupportOurTroops.Org, and click on the Christmas 2010 Care Package Icon.

--More than 90 groups are listed there.

--Pick the one you want to send your care box goods to and follow the instructions.

--The types of things the troops request are listed there.

--The care box rules are posted there.

Martin C. Boire, Chairman of Support Our Troops, said "during 2010 SupportOurTroops.Org has shipped over $7,200,000 in goods to the troops worldwide with a 1.3 percent overhead. To Afghanistan, Iraq, Korea, Japan, Bosnia, Qatar, Kuwait, Guam and on and on. We are asking everyone to help us spread the word to send care packages to the troops for the holidays. "

He continued, "The items and the money to ship them come from generous people across America. It is amazing to see the way people step up for their troops. If you would like to provide items for future care boxes or make a donation to help pay to ship the goods, you can find everything you need to know posted on SupportOurTroops.Org, such as the type of things troops are asking for, and where and how to send them to us. This shows them how much we all care."