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.
We support all branches - Navy, Marines, Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard.
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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.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!!