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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, no last names are allowed, even if your last name differs.  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

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Molly's Adopt A Sailor

We adopt a group of DEPLOYED U.S. MILITARY each month and together send a flood of letters and packages - how much you do is up to you!  All of us (Military moms, family and friends) aim for a big boost in morale when our adoptees receive an AWESOME mass mailing of love and support from home. 

For more information email us at

newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com

We support all branches - Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard. 

Molly’s Adopt A Sailor on Facebook

Website: http://www.MollysAdoptASailor.com
Location: Everywhere!
Members: 667
Latest Activity: 18 hours ago

Supporting our military by way of cards, letters and care packages filled with love & support from HOME

This group is the perfect place to learn all the tips and tricks of packing and mailing care packages and most important, to make a difference for those serving.  PLEASE do introduce yourself in the Comments below!!

Click "NEW MOMS READ FIRST!" here or at right under Pages.  Everything you need to know!  Email newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com with any questions.  

Where is the monthly Adoptee Mailing Address?

To access the adoptees' mailing addresses, you first need to join this private group:  MAS We SHIP Love. Once approved, you can always click here for this month's ADOPTEE MAILING ADDRESS (We Ship Love)

Where is the information about this month's adopted unit or ship?

We provide information about each month's Adoptees and their Wish List in the Discussion Forum below.  For the mailing address, see link above:  Adoptee Mailing Address.

What are Packing Parties?

Ask if one is planned in your area, or hold your own with friends and family!  By carefully following a few simple rules and completing our forms, your group's shipping costs to that month's Adoptees will be paid by MAS (must be a group; individuals don't qualify).  To request information, send email to webmaster@mollysadoptasailor.com.  MAS can also provide you a letter with Federal Tax ID for requesting donations. There is some info. just to the right of this text-underneath the members photo's.. "Packing Party Information" ..Check it out.

What is the most critical or best thing you can send?  Your SUPPORT!

What counts here is the morale of our military and how we can boost it with a touch of love from home.  We have a great time here each month sharing, chatting, planning, packing and mailing our appreciation to our deployed. 

Will you get a 'thank you' from the deployed military who receive your package?

We hope you do but can't guarantee it as they are engaged in their vital work and often in harm's way.  Include your email address in your note (best bet) or add a self addressed envelope (no need for a stamp on it) and paper and pen, and ask if a note is possible in your letter.  Replies and photos from our adoptee Point of Contact (POC) will be posted here and on our MAS Facebook page as they come in.

BOXES: Get APO/FPO large priority-mail boxes at your post office, OR call the USPS - 800-610-8734, say "Order supplies" and then ask for the Military Pack.  They'll send you six priority-mail large boxes for military, tape, and labels, all for free.  You can order cases of 10 and 25 online sent for free, too; choose size under "select format" at right on that page.  Send up to 70 lbs per box (that's 7.7 bricks!) at a discount of $2 below the regular rate. 

Click here for your MAS (Molly's Adopt a Sailor) stickers.  Please print and add these stickers to your boxes - we get new adoption requests when these are seen on dozens of boxes in the mail! 

Questions?  Please contact "PAT L in IL" at newmoms@mollysadoptasailor.com.  Pat is a wonderful source of information.  She can explain to you how MAS works and get you started.  We have a TON of fun here in our group every month, so jump in and get ready to rock with MAS!!

Discussion Forum

April, 2017 - We Are Sending Love to the USS Cole

Started by Pat L. in IL. Last reply by Pat L. in IL on Monday. 16 Replies

♥We Stitch Love Project♥

Started by diane {Shawns mom}. Last reply by Kim (Ethan's Mom) Mar 1. 694 Replies

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You need to be a member of Molly's Adopt A Sailor to add comments!

Comment by carols_kitchen on February 20, 2017 at 3:15pm

Hi. where is everyone, and what's up right now? Let's bump this page with some news.

Comment by Pat L. in IL on February 6, 2017 at 8:30pm

Momof2, Sorry I was gone all day making pillowcases with Navy moms for future adoptions. Accepted your friend request so message me please!

Comment by Momof2 on February 6, 2017 at 12:05pm

@Pat_L  I tried to send a PM but had to send a friend request first.  I sent that. 

Comment by carols_kitchen on February 5, 2017 at 5:14pm
Welcome Jacqueline. So glad many of you are finding us. Be sure and follow our groups on Facebook, too.
Comment by carols_kitchen on February 3, 2017 at 4:46pm

Welcome SebJar. Tell us about your trooper.

Comment by Kim (Ethan's Mom) on February 3, 2017 at 1:32pm

I recently received this thank you from our December adoption. I ordered through smile.amazon and the order shows that there is still one item that hasn't been delivered even though I ordered them at the same time.

Dear Madam,

I received your gift from Amazon.com.  Thank you very much for your support.


V/R

SGT XXX
Quality Control


Comment by Pat L. in IL on February 3, 2017 at 12:11pm

Momof2, Please PM the name you used to ship and which group you shipped to. I'll will see what I can do......not promising but I will try.

Also please remember that sometimes we get thank you's MONTHS after boxes were shipped!

Comment by carols_kitchen on February 3, 2017 at 11:46am

Thank you, Momof2, for your hard work to help out our deployed troops. I have often included self address envelopes with a thank you card inside...you can even write the note that says, I got it. Sometimes they can return the mail, sometimes you will hear by email. If one of us hears back, we always share the message. Fingers crossed you will personally hear back. Carol

Comment by Momof2 on February 3, 2017 at 11:24am

I wish there was a way to know that our packages were received.  You can only track them to Chicago.  Our school sent 26 boxes to the groups in December's adoption.  I included a letter with an email address and asked them to let us know they received them.  With the understanding that we knew they were busy and time was not always available to do so.  I just have 825 5th and 6th graders that ask me all the time if they enjoyed their deliveries.  I always say yes and maybe they will have time to write us.  It cost me $827 to mail all the boxes.  That was a hard and long process to get donated.  It was worth it though.  I just hope they received the packages. 

Comment by carols_kitchen on February 1, 2017 at 11:57am

Welcome nanna. Glad to have you with us. It's nice to have new supporters join us as N4M opens up for new members.

 
 
 

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