We always make a point to salute those who dedicate their lives to serving our Country. The men and women who enlist in the US Military are worthy of more than our respect and gratitude, they also deserve some gifts from time to time. A great time for gifts is at the completion of boot camp training. Graduation gifts are always appreciated and one local Marine Mom found out about SAM bags and worked to create gifts for new graduates from Parris Island!
Our Marine Mom is Beth Posey and her son recently completed the training at Parris Island. When Beth discovered that there were too often new Marines emerging from that famously grueling boot camp without friends or family to celebrate the achievement, she joined other “Marine Moms and Dads” in the SAM bags project (SAM is an acronym for Stand Alone Marine).
With help from the design team at BLT Shirt Printers, Marine Mom Beth and company selected a drawstring sports pack in bright red with the eagle, globe and anchor Marine Corp logo screen printed in gold.
Then, the donated goodies – toiletries, snacks, stationery items – were collected at a local Giant Foods store. Community volunteers helped to pack the 100 bags for the new graduates, and a local Girl Scouts troop assembled another 50 bags for deployed Marines. Even after packing all the goody bags, there was still tons of donated items – enough to fill a trailer to send down to Parris Island, send some to deployed Marines, and send some to the Soldier’s Home in Washington, DC. The generosity was overwhelming! This is a project that all of us can do – click here for details on the SAM bags.
Now, look at all the happy faces! Such great gifts for a deserving bunch! Sport packs are also a great idea for local athletic clubs (youth baseball, soccer and swim teams), community and church groups, and schools. Give BLT Shirt Printers a call today 877.258.2561 and we will help you create the perfect goody bags for your special group!