Support Our Troops – FTD and the USO Collection

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I was given the opportunity to try the FTD USO Collection. All opinions are always my own. 

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July is such a happy holiday. Parades. Sunshine. Cookouts. Family. Friends. Fireworks. Watermelon. Watermelon. And more watermelon. It’s easy to loose track of the reason for all the celebrating on the 4th of July. I think it’s important to take time to pause and remember that the 4th of July is more than parades, hamburgers and watermelon. It’s Independence Day. Independence that has been dearly paid for. In the midst of the celebrating, it’s important to remember our service members and their families. 

basket with red and blue bow and American flag on white wood table

Support Our Troops

If you’re a friend of Organized 31, you know that charitable giving is a big part of my life, just as my military service and dedication to veterans is.  The 4th of July is one of the times of the year that I think about what it means to be an American and what America means to me.   

America is a truly generous country and I think that’s the best of what defines us. We welcome people from all over the world to our country. We help people all over the world is so many different ways. We help in our own communities and in our own families. I’m so proud to be an American every single time I learn of a new way that Americans are helping other Americans and people all over the world.

military kids in front of "welcome home daddy" sign on garage

There are many ways to support our service members and their families all year long. I’ve shared simple ideas that you can do with your family that you can find here on Organized 31 and on my Pinterest board. 

I’m excited to discover that FTD has created a USO Collection of 12 thoughtful options flowers and treats that you can send to loved ones. As part of FTD’s partnership with the USO, FTD will donate 5% of all sales from the USO Collection from now until 31 December 2016, with a minimum contribution of $10,000. 

close up of basket filled with star shaped cookies

There are ten gorgeous flower arrangements to choose from and two treat choices. I chose the Mrs. Fields® Stars & Bites Forever Basket to try. It’s filled with delicious Mrs. Fields cookies, including these sweet red, white and blue star shaped cookies (yes, pun intended).  

overhead view of brown basket filled with cookies and tied with a red and blue bow

I appreciate that they included a sheet with detailed nutritional information for each type of cookie and also instructions so that you can easily warm the cookies, if you’d like. Those little details show me that they care about me the customer in addition to caring for our troops. 

Who do you know that would appreciate a thoughtful gift of flowers, cookies or treats? Even better, what service member or military family do you know that you could surprise with a gift, all while supporting the USO at the same time? If you don’t know anyone personally, let me suggest that you contact your local USO office and ask where you could send a gift of flowers or treats directly to our troops. 

Happy Independence Day.

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4 Comments

  1. I can think of so many people who would love a gift like this. Since I grew up in a military family, I still have many family friends who would enjoy the yummy goodies and knowing they were supporting a good cause.

  2. What a thoughtful to show our appreciation. Isn’t it wonderful to receive a gift? It’s such a small gesture but so appreciated.

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