Charles Western and Shaw Systems Participate in Adopt A Soldier Program

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Shaw Systems & Adopt A Soldier

Charles Western, an employee in our marketing department in Richmond, recently decided to participate in the Adopt a Soldier program. Charles organized a collection drive in our Richmond office to gather items to be sent to soldiers that are part of a division of the 82nd Airborne stationed in Iraq.

Several Shaw employees chipped in by donating many different items. Some people gave money to support the cause, which was spent on purchasing more items for the troops. The company pitched in and covered the shipping costs to ensure delivery of the items. There was a total of 150 pounds of items donated which we packed up in ten boxes to be sent to the soldiers.

Shaw Systems is happy to help support the soldiers and participate in the Adopt a Soldier program. We currently have employee war veterans and have had employee family members deployed. We hope that what we have collected and sent helps support soldiers overseas. Small treats and things from home can make a big difference to a soldier. If you’re interested in supporting the Adopt a Soldier program, visit their website to see how you can help too.

Some of the items that were sent include things like:

  • Blankets
  • Boot socks
  • Pretzels, candy, drink mix, beef jerky, canned cheese, chips, nuts, crackers, gum
  • Pencil and paper
  • Checkers, chess, nerf footballs, playing cards, Magic 8 ball, puzzles
  • Soap, deodorant, band-aids, lotion, wet wipes, tissues, Q-tips, laundry detergent
  • Magazines, comic books, puzzle books

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About Adopt a Soldier

Adopt A US Soldier is a non-profit organization that seeks volunteers to help show the brave men and women fighting for our freedom that their sacrifices will not go unnoticed. It connects supportive civilians with deployed troops and offers a channel by which to communicate encouragement and express gratitude to those brave men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces. 

Staffed fully by volunteers, AAUSS has helped thousands of soldiers find friendship, support, and a much loved and needed touch of home.

Adopt A US Soldier is active in over 170+ countries/ territories/ independent states with over 1,000,000 active volunteers supporting our troops by adopting a soldier. It is very easy to do and more rewarding than you can imagine, and you will show a soldier that you support them and cherish your freedom.

If you would like to support Adopt a Soldier, visit their website to learn more about how you can help.