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My Ugly Christmas Sweater Charity and Sweaters4Troops Campaign
My Ugly Christmas Sweater donates Christmas sweaters to U.S. troops in Sweaters4Troops campaign.
My Ugly Christmas Sweater, Inc. has been donating Christmas sweaters to our U.S. troop serving away from home since 2009. We thank them for their service and hope our sweaters make their holidays a bit brighter during a difficult time away from family and friends at home.
December 2014 update: We've reached out 2014 Sweaters4Troops campaign goal and have donated and shipped over 500 sweaters to service men and women serving overseas!
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In 2009 My Ugly Christmas Sweater was new small business on eBay and received an inquiry from a servicewoman serving in on a base in the middle east. She was ordering three sweaters and we worked her to get the sweaters shipped a.s.a.p. so they would get to her base in time for the holiday. We included an extra box of free Wacky Santa sweaters in the shipment, along with a box of funny antlers. We received some fantastic photos back from this group of service people, along with a beautiful note of thanks. A tradition was born, and we've been donating sweaters to the military each year since.
We've shipped to troops stationed all over the world, and our thought is that any service people away from home could use a bit of levity around the holidays when they may be missing their families back home. We've received requests from anywhere from 10 to 100 sweaters in a shipment, and sent them to bases and air craft carriers.
We found it extra touching in 2012 when we sent sweaters and a case of antlers to a service person serving on a carrier in the South China Sea. In the spirit of giving, the soldier gave away many of the antlers to children in Japan, and expressed his appreciation for the gift from us, and his joy in giving to others.
We're always thrilled to get a photo when possible, but if not then it's great just to know the sweaters were enjoyed.
2014 Holiday Campaign: #sweaters4troops
We are committed to donating up to 500 sweaters during the 2014 holiday season to U.S. troops serving overseas. Each shipment will include our vintage 80s and 90s sweaters along with some or our signature Patriotic Snowman sweaters that we are sure the servicemen and women with enjoy.
2014 CAMPAIGN UPDATE, December 5, 2014: We have reached our goal and have donated over 500 sweaters to troops serving overseas. Thank you to all our troops for their service. Have a blessed and save holiday season.
We're thankful that we're able to make the holidays a bit brighter for our service people away from home during the holidays.
Patriotic Snowman sweater from My Ugly Christmas Sweater (below)
In 2013, we donated 150 ugly Christmas sweaters to USA military service people serving overseas
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