A little music goes a long way: Help us support the troops
UPDATE 3: People are concerned that any packages sent to non-specific servicemen (as in "ANY SERVICEMAN) will not be opened due to anthrax issues. I am in the midst of compiling a list of specific people who are already over there, so the packages will be shipped to them and shared with their platoon. If you know of a service person who might want to receive and share a package of CDs with his troop, please let me know.
I hope I have addressed all of your concerns. Some of the email I received today has been downright nasty and dismissive concerning this project.
UPDATE 2: Several people have suggested using Half.com to buy cds for as little as 5 dollars a pop, or raiding your own cd collection. Both those ideas are worthy.
I was thinking that this would have been a great thing, because I would have sent packages to a few different platoons and they could have opened a huge box filled with CDs.
So as long as you people trust me, and I've never given you a reason not to, we can work this two ways:
1. Deposit a few bucks in the Paypal tip jar with a note as to what CDs or type of music you would like it to go towards.
2. Buy the CDs from Half.com and have them shipped to me. I really like the idea of sending out entire packages from the blogging community.
I would still do the whole thing with the lists of names and notes from everyone who participated.
Is this workable? What do you think?
To the two generous people who already left money in the PayPal account this afternoon, I will use that money to purchase CDs if that is ok with you.
UPDATE: The road to hell, etc.
Obviously, this (deleted post) was not a good idea as I have been informed that the soldiers could be court-martialed for having MP3s.
If anyone else has another way to show our support for the troops, let me know.
Excuse me while I go feel dejected.