C/O Pat Garlick
903 West North First St.
Shelbyville, IL 62565
For monetary donations,
checks can be made payable to:
C/O Pat Garlick
Community Banks of Shelby County Shelbyville Facility
Route 16 Shelbyville, IL 62565
Pride Packages is NOT an 501(c)
3 organization and your donation is not approved for a tax deduction,
but a "GIFT FROM THE HEART" 100% of monetary donations go toward
the cost of postage required to send the packages through the
U.S. Postal Service, and the cost of supplies to be shipped. "Pride
Packages" is funded entirely by private donations and staffed
exclusively by volunteers.
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is Pride Packages?
Touched by Pat's Marine son's plea for
his fellow comrades that were not receiving packages in Iraq,
Pat Garlick decided that the least she could do to help our service
people would be to support our U.S. troops abroad and provide
what would become know as "Pride Packages."
Inside each package will include a personal note as well as daily
devotions and an e-mail address where the service people can contact
her with any special needs that they may have while they are deployed.
Pat writes to her Marine
son everyday and she knows how important mail and packages are
to him. Her son says that you never get enough mail and packages
Pat has written numerous
letters to Marines that were not getting mail and sent packages
to Marines that were not getting packages. It breaks my heart
when I hear that our sons and daughters are fighting in a war
thousands of miles away and they aren't receiving letters of support
or packages from back home. As long as the war continues, I will
send "Pride Packages" till all our service people are back home
from being deployed abroad.
Even though a package may
be addressed to one soldier, the items may be shared and end up
helping a handful of soldiers.
News & Updates
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Congressman Shimkus Visits Pride Packages Project
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
BY FRANK MULHOLLAND
Shelbyville resident Pat Garlick has managed to really brighten up the day for many military personnel serving in the war zones of Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and ships at sea in that area. Her "Pride Packages" program sends little reminders of home in the form of goodies, reading materials and words of comfort to service people who do not receive many packages from home. Garlick's slogan for Pride Packages is "Proud to Serve Those who Are Serving Us".
On Tuesday, January 17th, U. S. Congressman John Shimkus (R-Illinois-19) stopped in Shelbyville to pay a visit to Garlick. Shimkus expressed both gratitude and support for Garlick's undertakings.
"We really appreciate your effort, and just wanted to stop by and encourage you," said Shimkus.
Shimkus went on to say that as a West Point graduate, he has a lot of his classmates over in Iraq.
Garlick explained to Shimkus that she was inspired after her own son, Evan, a Marine who served in Iraq, wrote back and told her about fellow Marines who hardly ever received any mail or packages from home. In fact, when Evan came home on leave at Christmas, (he has finished his term of duty in Iraq) he helped fill the packages and get them ready to ship. (Read More)
Shimkus Visits Pride Packages
Ho Ho Ho Packing Photos
Pride Packages Garage
Sale Fund Raiser
Nutri grain bars
Powered gator aid
Presweetened kool aid
Nacho cheese dip in cans
Rice krispies treats
Small containers of Dinty Moore beef stew
Easy mac & cheese
Fruit by the foot
Squeeze peanut butter
Hot sauce packets
Word Find Books
Crossword Puzzle Books DVD's (You can get $1 DVD's at Wal-Mart)
Hand Held Games Paperback Books Magazines (hunting, sports,
Wipes Without Alcohol