2008 – Beanie Babies

“beanie babies” for children in Iraq

Shirley McGee’s, President, Home Sweet Home Care, son-in-law was in Iraq for a 3rd tour.  During one of their conversations, she asked what we could do as a company and community to help our military.  He indicated in order to build bonds between the Iraq & U.S. troops, which would equate to more security for our military, we could do something with regards to the Iraq children.  We collected, packed, and shipped over 4,000 “beanie baby” type stuffed animals and soccer balls in 2008.  They were VERY well received by the Iraq soldiers for their children and for the children in all of the villages they patrolled.