Friday, January 17, 2014

Soldier Send: The Gift Registry for our Military!

A guest post by Mick Garrison

My name is Mick Garrison and I am a supporter of our wonderful men and women that make up our military. One day my buddy, Jeremy, who was stationed overseas writes this blog meant for his personal friends and family members listing all of these things that he (and his soldier buddies) wished they could get their hands on while over in Iraq. So I decide to be patriotic and take care of this guy who’s taking care of me by defending our country. I am ashamed to admit that by the time I realized that I would have to spend an entire weekend running around to grocery stores, sporting goods stores, shoe stores, and specialty retailers; not to mention the intimidating thought of trying to navigate the intricacies of an international waybill just to ship the stuff... I gave up.

There must be a better way! More importantly, there must be thousands of other well-intentioned buddies, brothers, sisters, mom’s, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who would gladly support their loved ones away from home—if only it wasn't so hard. was born with the sole intention of making it easy for regular working people like me to directly support some of the most important people in this nation—those defending it.

I wondered why there wasn't a website specifically designed for all branches of the military where they could upload a pic, tell a bit about themselves, and create a gift registry (wish list) of things they need/want? So... I made one.

The way it works... Military members go to the site and create a free profile and go through the online store and add items they'd like to their registry. Then supporters go on and search for "their" soldier, a random soldier, or allow SoldierSend to select one for them. Then they can send a care package without having to go to any store, no packaging, no customs forms, etc...

I am looking to spread the word and simply ask the troops to go on and tell their supporters what they want/need.

Check out our pages!
Instagram: Soldiersend

Thanks a bunch! Lets take care of those that take care of us!

-Mick Garrison-CEO

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