Here's an email I received from a local mom:
My rising first grader was recently inspired by the American Girl movie, "Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front," and wants to follow suit. [It's] the story of a little girl growing up during WWII, wanting to help the soldiers/families over in England. She was hands on in the movie, making "care packages."
As we live in such a heavy military populated state, what/where are some ideas in which a seven-year-old can help hands on, supporting our troops overseas? ... Any thoughts?
My first thought was the USO, which operates centers at Raleigh Durham International Airport, Fort Bragg and elsewhere around the state and world. The USO provides services in a variety of ways to our troops, including comfort stations at RDU and elsewhere where they can enjoy some food and other amenities as they travel.
You can find a variety of ways to help out this great non-profit by clicking here (scroll down to see a wish list of items for its comfort centers).
But, as our reader suggests, I'm sure there are many other great groups out there that would welcome the donations of a seven-year-old. The family lives in Lillington, so this mom would love suggestions in the Fort Bragg and Lillington areas, especially.
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