2 years ago Navy for Mom's Holiday project was born. Two months into their 2009/2010 deployment, the USS Nimitz Strike Group learned their deployment had been extended from 6 to 8 months which meant 6000 plus sailors & Marines would spend the holidays in the Arabian Sea rather than home with family & friends. The Nimitz moms came up with an idea to send holiday goodies to boost the crews morale. With less than 2 months to get everything together, including permission from the command, we were able to send more than 6500 goodie bags & stockings.
Due to the projects overwhelming success, I decided to make this an annual event. So each year we choose one Strike group (an aircraft carrier, air wing and 4 or 5 smaller ships) that will be deployed during the holidays. Last year we sent 5000 gifts to the USS Truman. This year we are sending holiday goodies to the USS Stennis (CVN 74) Strike group.
If you'd like to participate in this year's project please click here Navy for Mom's Holiday Project
Shipping starts in just under 2 weeks!!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 3rd annual holiday project. Because of you, approximately 6464 goodie bags & stockings will soon be on their way to the USS Stennis Strike Group.
If you would like to participate in future projects, click here Navy for Mom's Holiday project