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Saturday, March 1st 2008

13:13 (3516 days, 13h, 17min ago)

A Special Request From Our Troops ...

  • Name: Andi Grant
  • Hometown: USA


   I am embarrassed that I didn't have time to post a blog last month, but G2TT is involved with a flurry of activities and is bursting at the seams!

Many of you know that my husband is deployed again and is stationed in Iraq.  He and his fellow Marines are not living in the greatest conditions.  They have no showers or toilets  and their old building is small and pretty filthy. 

They have no PX and few amenities, yet they do not complain ... they are Marines.


Their unit deals directly with the Iraqi people every day, who are living in the same conditions. Their unit has made great progress in their Mission and the Iraqis seem to appreciate their presence and like our Marines. The media doesn’t show these accomplishments, but I see them through the eyes of our troops and I am so proud of them.

Typical of a U.S. Marine, my husband asks not for items for himself and his Marines, but rather, items they can give to the Iraqi children they see each day.  Many other Soldiers and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan also request items for the local children.

If you’re interested in helping, I have a new mission for you.

Are you Ready?

Our Marines and Soldiers are asking for many donated items listed below.  These items need to be sent to our CONNECTICUT Branch, so we may quickly forward them overseas to the appropriate unit in Iraq or Afghanistan.

1.  CHILDREN’S CLOTHING and SHOES (All sizes.  NEW is preferred. They may be gently worn, but must be clean and have absolutely no tears, holes, rips or stains.)


2.  SCHOOL SUPPLIES for Elementary School Age Children such as:

Colored pencils
Magic markers
#2 pencils
Glue Sticks
Spiral Notebooks
Children’s Scissors
Colored Construction paper
Wide-lined notebook paper

3.  SMALL TOYS they can stuff in their pockets to hand to the children they see. Examples: small Matchbox cars, tiny dolls, Legos, Beanie Babies, colored balloons, etc.  (THINK SMALL!)

4.  HARD CANDY in factory-sealed bags with individually wrapped pieces. (No individual pieces accepted and no chocolate as it will melt.) Examples: Bulk bags of: SweetTarts, Skittles, Starburts, Smarties, Life Savers, chewing gum, Pez Dispensers and Pez candy, etc.


5.  SOCCER GEAR: Balls, nets, goals, and t-shirts for the children’s teams. (Each team should have its own color).  The Marines want to set up some soccer teams with the Iraqi children in the upcoming months.


Let’s see what you all can do!


Thank you for supporting our troops and our organization’s mission.


Andi Grant
G2TT President and Founder



Posted by Carol Kana:

The photos of the children smiling make me feel good. With so much negative media, it is good to see the help that can be done on a one to one basis to change the lives of the families in Iraq. We are so blessed in the U.S. to have caring troops and this wonderful organization to help them. Although it is hard to be separated from loved ones, I'm sure you know how much we care for you. This organization has pulled together a very diverse group of people around the world to help people work toward a better life. Thank you for all you do Andi.
Saturday, March 1st 2008 @ 15:42 (3516 days, 10h, 48min ago)

Posted by Sandra Hartsell:

Your blog touched my heart, as it always does. I have dug into my personal collection of very small toys, & have a big box full. Please let me know your address so I can send it to you. Thank you for all you do. Prayers & hugs, Sandra, in Tx. :)
Saturday, April 12th 2008 @ 11:50 (3474 days, 15h, 40min ago)

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