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November 14 2006

Browncoats, our generosity is needed. Operation Gratitude is an organization of volunteers who each year organize two donation drives to support our troops abroad by sending them care packages consisting of much needed and thoughtful items. This weekend they kicked off their 2006 holiday drive; their goal is to send out at least 45,000 individual care packages to arrive in time for the holidays. Aside from volunteers, Operation Gratitude depends on the generosity of individuals, businesses, and organizations in the form of monetary and item donations.

Among the items listed on their donation wish list, two items in particular caught my attention:
DVDs
Screen Printed Shirts (I'm thinking officially licensed Blue Sun or Serenity shirts like the ones StylinOnline.com sells.)

This is an excellent opportunity to not only show support for our troops serving away from their families this holiday season but to also promote our own cause as well, namely the further dissemination of Firefly and Serenity.

I would challenge every Browncoat to buy at least one Serenity DVD this season and send it to Operation Gratitude.

Their cut off date for accepting the donation of items is December 15, 2006.

Please visit their web site for more info regarding their cause and for the address where donated items should be sent.
http://www.opgratitude.com/

Notes:
- They only accept brand new and some hand crafted items.
- Before including any item not specified above, please consult Operation Gratitude's wish list and rules governing what types of items they can accept.

[ edited by Caroline on 2006-11-14 08:48 ]

I think I can help out with this.
All caps headline on the front page? Barely relevant to whedonesque? These aren't good sales pitches, no matter how good the cause is.

Yeah, yeah, I know: I'm a grinch.
Next time please try to write your own original post instead of crossposting verbatim. No caps in headlines please and don't sign posts with your or anybody elses name. Orphea, you can leave the moderating to us.
Personally I think its a great idea!
Troops abroad? There are rather more important causes than a bunch of guys who've signed up to the army and knew what they were getting in to. Why not use the money you were going to spend on a Serenity DVD to feed starving children in Africa, for instance?
I do not want this turned into one of those train wreck of a thread about which noble causes fans should, as opposed to want to, support.

If people want to support this thing, that's all and good. If they don't, no skin off my nose.
I wasn't moderating, Caroline. I was, like, pointlessly whining!

[ edited by orphea on 2006-11-15 03:03 ]
I don't think that's a problem.
my apologies. I didn't intend to start trouble. Someone requested I submit this information here. I didn't think there would be a problem with how it was posted. I can delete this if you wish.

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