Treat The Troops


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3,940,817 Cookies Sent

 

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Treat The Troops is 501(c)(3) charity.

Time to switch to chocolate chips!

Treat The Troops was started by Jeanette Cram of Hilton Head Island, SC. She loves to bake cookies for the military men and women serving our country. Her friends, referred to as “Crumbs,” help make the batter, pack the cookies, prepare the shipping and customs labels. What began in her kitchen in 1990 during the Gulf War has grown to a nationwide network of committed volunteer “crumbs” who have rallied their friends, businesses and school groups to participate and share in the good feeling of supporting the troops in harm’s way. Treat The Troops is an all-volunteer organization with no salaries and no office space. See what the “crumbs” have done for our troops.

Jeanette Cram has baked cookies for soldiers on the front line since the Gulf War in 1990 when a letter from a soldier read by then-President George Bush gave her the idea. The soldier had asked his mom to send lots of letters and cookies. Since then Jeanette and the “crumbs” have baked 2,903,464 cookies to the troops. As long as soldiers¬†continue to be deployed outside the CONUS, she will continue to bake cookies for and send comfort items to those in harm’s way in the Middle East.

Friends and families of deployed soldiers: We strongly encourage you to bake and send cookies, and/or form groups in your community to do so. If your soldier is already receiving packages, please do not send us a request. Instead, send us the name and address of a soldier who gets little or no mail.

 

Anyone who wishes to help defray out-of-pocket postage expense is welcome to send voluntary contributions. Make checks payable to Treat The Troops and mail to:

Jeanette M. Cram
22 Wing Shell Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Treat The Troops has 501 [c] [3] status from the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions are tax deductible.

(We are not able to accept donations made through third-party payment organizations.)

Please DO NOT ask for names/addresses of soldiers. We, at Treat the Troops, are unable to provide that information. Ask in your community, deputies, firemen, church, school if they know of one who is deployed, many have that information.