Spread Some Holiday Cheer

Bells of Freedom will kick off two events during the holidays to bring a little extra holiday cheer to local enlisted men, women, and their families: Trees for Troops and the Big Thank You. Trees for Troops provide Christmas trees to military members. Donations are $50 and will brighten a military family’s holiday with a six to seven foot tree at the Camp Pendleton and/or Miramar bases in your name.

Bells of Freedom also welcomes the thirteenth year of the Big Thank You, where community individuals, groups, and corporations are offered the opportunity to adopt an enlisted military family in need. This support includes a $150 debit card or gift card to the enlisted parents, five gifts for each child chosen from a wish list, and a holiday basket that serves as a personal reflection of the sponsor individual or group. The sponsors are given the opportunity to personally meet their “adopted” family at Camp Pendleton on Dec. 7 to present their gifts and show their support. For those sponsors who wish to adopt a family but need help shopping, preparing, and delivering their packages, the Bells of Freedom volunteers will take care of these responsibilities. Family adoptions start at $350 for a family of three and are available now. Visit www.bellsoffreedom.org or call 858-792-1003 to donate to either the Trees for Troops or the Big Thank You. Bells of Freedom reminds you that either way you decide to donate will help show those who sacrifice each day to protect our freedom just how much you care.