Around here, coffee is an important part of our day. Whether it’s in the morning before starting a busy day, in the evening after that day got a bit stressful, or the endless pots consumed on a long relaxing weekend. We drink a lot of coffee.
Well, imagine if you were a soldier and your workday was in a place far from the comforts of your home.
That just ‘upped’ the long-busy-stressful factor. And the fact that you don’t have the comfort of home before or after that day, I can only imagine adds to that.
What if there was a way you could help make that soldier’s day a little less stressful by buying them a cup of coffee and sending them a little note to let them know someone’s thinking of them.
Green Beans coffee has set up café’s in several locations right alongside our deployed troops.
Through their program “A Cup of Joe for a Joe” for every $2 you donate a soldier will receive an e-card that allows them to purchase a cup of coffee or use it towards the purchase of a ‘treat’ of their choice. Along with their cup of coffee they’ll receive a note from you and have the opportunity to write back.
How cool is that?!!
Duh, it’s totally super-cool!
But this is where it tugs on my heartstrings….. And the Mommy in me….
Sometimes this is the only mail that soldier may receive while deployed. So imagine the morale boost that comes along with it as well.
After 3 deployments Team Duncan has sadly seen, firsthand, the effects it has on a soldier when they don’t receive mail. Some of them are away from home for the first time and all it takes is a small gesture to let them know that someone is most definitely thinking of them.
So here’s where I’m stepping up:
I’ll pick up the tab for the coffee…that’s right, I’ll send the troops a cup of coffee from you- on me!
How cool is that?!
You guessed it…..Totally super-duper-cool!
AND that’s not all- When I contacted Green Beans to get graphics for this post they were so moved by the generosity that they have graciously donated a ‘surprise’ for one lucky commenter. So not only will a Joe or Jane get a cup of coffee, you have a chance to win something too!
If you’d like, please follow Green Beans on Facebook and/or Twitter. Their Facebook updates are amazing and put a face to some of the Joe’s and Jane’s that benefit from your donations. You can also check out their website so you can pick up the tab for a cup of coffee as well.
How to enter:
All you have to do is leave a comment* including what you’d like to say in your note and I’ll include it with my donation.
Yep, it’s that easy!
*One comment per person only please.
Comments for this post will close at noon MTN time Sunday July 31, 2011.
The winner of the ‘surprise’ from Green Beans will be announced on my Facebook page that day, and then on my blog the morning of Monday August 1, 2011.
Disclaimer- I want to let you know that Team Duncan has in no way been paid or compensated by anyone to promote this program. We have supported it and encouraged others to
donate in the past and thought it would be a great way to bring more attention to the wonderful thing that Green Beans is doing for our troops!