Help Us Help the Troops in Afghanistan

Patch teams up with Stone Creek Coffee on donation drive for soldiers overseas...but we need your help.

Join Patch and as we do our part to support American soldiers stationed in Afghanistan.

Doing your part is easy and it involves — a free latte.

Starting Tuesday, find an item on this list, like a tube of toothpaste, calling card or football, head to Stone Creek Coffee in , 4106 N. Oakland Ave., or , 601 E. Silver Spring Dr., and hand it to the baristas. They'll brew you up a Stone Creek latte...for free. And we'll send your donation to a soldier stationed in Afghanistan.

Make sure to get your donation to our "Patch for Patriots" drive in by July 10, when our effort ends.

Patch columnist Sara Conrad is involved with an organization called Adopt A US Soldier. Since mid-April, , who manages more than 1,000 troops.

After hearing that he passes out the contents of the packages to the overwhelming number of soldiers under his command, she knew she needed some help — your help.

Do your part for the troops and be rewarded for your generosity.

ryan becht June 28, 2011 at 01:08 PM
Why do they feel the need to offer a "reward" for dropping off a donation? Can't the simple act of dropping off basic (and very much needed) sundry items for soldiers who are existing on very little be requested without feeling the need to reimburse people? I could write more, but hopefully people will get the gist of my thoughts on this...
Sara Conrad June 28, 2011 at 05:01 PM
Hi Ryan! Thanks for your comment. We didn't feel the need, but Stone Creek was generous enough to offer...and being a HUGE fan of their lattes, I sure wasn't going to turn it down! :) Of course the simple fact of dropping off needed items is amazing within itself, but if a free latte will get even just one more person to stop by and donate just one more item, I feel it's completely worth every drop. Adam McCoy himself is a Veteran and we are working in tandem with my adopted soldier in Afghanistan. If they see no wrong with offering free latte coupons to those who extend their generosity then it's "spot on" with me as well. :) I hope you find lots of goodies to donate to the over 1,000 troops we're supporting in Kandahar and if you don't want your free latte coupon, perhaps giving it to a vet who needs a good cup of joe would brighten their day. :)


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