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By Elinor Klivans and Elinor Klivans,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | December 10, 2000
I'm sure that my mom's care packages were partially responsible for my marriage. When I was in college, my friends used to follow me to the mail room to be first in line to share the cartons of cookies, cakes and brownies that arrived regularly from home. But no one else ever made mother's care package list until I began dating my future husband. After Mom met him, Jeff began to receive his own sweet packages and romance blossomed from there. He wasn't about to quit dating me and lose that sweet deal.
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Sports Digest | January 27, 2014
Ravens coach John Harbaugh was named one of two finalists for the third annual NFL Salute to Service Award, presented by the United Services Automobile Association. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was the other finalist announced Sunday night. The winner will be recognized at the 2014 NFL Honors awards show in New York on Saturday. Harbaugh has demonstrated a passion for supporting military initiatives by taking part in the annual NFL-United Service Organizations coaches' tour of the Middle East in 2009.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | August 31, 2008
Got mail? The old-fashioned, tangible kind? We do - lots of it. Every day, all sorts of packages and documents, letters and press kits flow into The Baltimore Sun offices, and that got us wondering: Just how much does it cost to send this stuff? Shipping rates can vary widely, depending upon what's being sent where, through whom and when the shipper wants it to arrive. And with many of us mailing off care packages to college students these days, and the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to know who offered the best deals.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | December 25, 2013
Four-year-old Kate Grossman held out the white paper bag, one of the 500 she and her two siblings were handing out to the needy at Our Daily Bread's downtown employment center on Christmas Day. But the woman approaching smiled and shook her head. "I just want a hug," she said. Without hesitation, all three Grossmans rushed forward for a group embrace that brought the woman to tears. The Grossmans were among the 600 or so who took part in the ninth annual Mitzvah Day, preparing gifts at the Jewish Community Center in Pikesville and taking them to charities around the city.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | January 20, 1991
Harford residents are mobilizing local efforts to support the U.S. troops serving in the Persian Gulf.From donating blood to writing letters and preparing care packages for soldiers, residents are showing that the home front is behind the U.S. troops leading the attack against Iraqi forces."
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December 14, 2011
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, North Point Lodge 4, thanks the crew of Baltimore County Firehouse 5 and their community for their continuous support in collecting donations for our Marine Mail Project. Over the last four years, the Halethorpe community has enabled the IOOF to send out approximately 3,000 care boxes to frontline soldiers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Firehouse 5 has single-handedly allowed us to mail our soldiers approximate 200 care boxes every quarter.
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By Katherine Richards and Katherine Richards,Sun Staff Writer | December 9, 1994
The corporation president beamed as she addressed the shareholders' meeting. Sales were strong. Spirits were high.But this corporation president is 11-year-old Kristin Cullison, the shareholders are children of servicemen and women at Fort Meade and the corporation is selling T-shirts at $10 each to raise money to send care packages to servicemen and servicewomen in Haiti.In one week, the students at Pershing Hills Elementary School have sold 450 shirts. They hope to sell 390 more in front of the post commissary and PX this weekend.
SPORTS
By Jeff Zrebiec | May 22, 2012
Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be honored tomorrow for his support of the U.S. Army. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno , the Chief of Staff of the Army, will present Harbaugh with one of five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.  The program honors those who have passionately supported the U.S. Army. The citation that will be presented to Harbaugh by Gen. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, will read:  “For outstanding service to the United States Army, Soldiers, families, veterans and military communities.
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By SANDRA McKEE | March 30, 2003
Winston Cup driver Jimmie Johnson took off his sunglasses and waded through the mass of hustling people inside the long, dark, warehouse-like building at Fort Meade. About halfway along a makeshift assembly line, he found an opening between Air Force Tech. Sgts. Stacia Williams and Steve Rosenfield. They put a carton containing packages of moist wipes in front of him, and when a plastic bag was passed to him, he dropped a package into it. Suddenly, he was one of about 80 United Service Organization volunteers working at a frantic pace Thursday, assembling 10,000 care packages for other USO organizations around the country and troops leaving from Baltimore-Washington International Airport that very afternoon.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 28, 2012
Well, that Brandon Jacobs to the Ravens' speculation didn't have much of a chance to heat up. A day after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the former New York Giants running back is "definitely" on the team's list, Jacobs signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. As I said earlier today, Jacobs wasn't a great fit for the Ravens, who are looking to give second-year running backs Anthony Allen and Damien Berry a bigger role after the retirement of Ricky Williams.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | September 9, 2013
"Aunt Millie" - as soldiers receiving care packages in Afghanistan affectionately refer to 95-year-old Vivian "Millie" Bailey - doesn't see an end in sight for the work her group does. Yet she and her volunteers are more than willing to take on more. "Whatever number of troops we have over there is too many," says the Running Brook resident, who has lived in Columbia since 1970. "Any time you have to send them toilet paper, and then any president says [the country] is meeting our troops' needs… well, that just makes me want to stand up and fuss and cuss," Bailey said.
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March 6, 2013
The staff at the Aberdeen Post Office flexed a little extra muscle in December, above and beyond its regular holiday rush. Over the course of several days, a team of five employees processed shipments totaling in excess of 1,000 pounds – all postmarked to various military installations overseas. These packages contained an assortment of comfort items that had been collected and assembled by volunteers of an organization known as "Some SAY Support. We SEND Support," or S5. Members of S5 recently visited the Aberdeen post office to personally thank the postmaster and her staff, whose stellar customer service made these shipments possible.
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By Allison Eatough | September 10, 2012
Armed with a small spade, 8-year-old Bradley Mills put all of his effort into digging up weeds outside the Children's Home in Catonsville. "Is this a weed, Mom?" he asked his mother, Michelle, as he prepared to drive the spade into the dirt on the Bloomsbury Avenue campus on Sept. 8. "Yes," she said. Down went the spade. Within a few minutes, out came the weed. On to the next one. For the third year in row, Mills and his mother weeded and planted new flowers and shrubs at the Catonsville residential care center as part of Christian Temple Christian Church's annual Respond to the Call - a day of community service dedicated to the victims of the Sept.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | May 22, 2012
Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be honored tomorrow for his support of the U.S. Army. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno , the Chief of Staff of the Army, will present Harbaugh with one of five Outstanding Civilian Service Awards during a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va.  The program honors those who have passionately supported the U.S. Army. The citation that will be presented to Harbaugh by Gen. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, will read:  “For outstanding service to the United States Army, Soldiers, families, veterans and military communities.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | March 28, 2012
Well, that Brandon Jacobs to the Ravens' speculation didn't have much of a chance to heat up. A day after Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the former New York Giants running back is "definitely" on the team's list, Jacobs signed a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. As I said earlier today, Jacobs wasn't a great fit for the Ravens, who are looking to give second-year running backs Anthony Allen and Damien Berry a bigger role after the retirement of Ricky Williams.
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March 27, 2012
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs will be transformed March 31 into a "Night with the Stars" for the 8th Annual After dArc Gala to benefit The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. More than 400 guests will be treated to star treatment, surprises, spectacular auction packages and live entertainment provided by the Klassix. Proceeds from the event benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Harford, Cecil and Kent counties. During March, declared Disabilities Awareness Month, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region joins chapters throughout the country to promote awareness.
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March 27, 2012
Maryland Golf & Country Clubs will be transformed March 31 into a "Night with the Stars" for the 8th Annual After dArc Gala to benefit The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region. More than 400 guests will be treated to star treatment, surprises, spectacular auction packages and live entertainment provided by the Klassix. Proceeds from the event benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Harford, Cecil and Kent counties. During March, declared Disabilities Awareness Month, The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region joins chapters throughout the country to promote awareness.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 13, 2005
In the past 15 months, the Mount Airy Senior Center's monthly care packages to Iraq have expanded from peanut butter and crackers to accommodate personal requests from U.S. soldiers and provide small gifts for Iraqi children. Along with snacks, toiletries and stamps, center members pack baseball caps, flea collars and miniature cars into their shipments to the military serving in Iraq. The caps, especially those with team logos, are popular camp attire. The collars repel pesky sand fleas from ankles and deter the insects from nesting inside backpacks.
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January 9, 2012
Annual Sing for King concert features local soloists The city of Laurel and the Laurel Clergy Association will present the fifth annual Sing for King celebration on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 15000 First Baptist Lane (off Cherry Lane just west of Van Dusen Road). The free celebration marks the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of the King holiday. The celebration will feature the Sing for King Choir performing works by Mack Statham, a Laurel composer and organist at First United Methodist Church.
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December 14, 2011
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows, North Point Lodge 4, thanks the crew of Baltimore County Firehouse 5 and their community for their continuous support in collecting donations for our Marine Mail Project. Over the last four years, the Halethorpe community has enabled the IOOF to send out approximately 3,000 care boxes to frontline soldiers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Firehouse 5 has single-handedly allowed us to mail our soldiers approximate 200 care boxes every quarter.
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