Send a little “Cheer” to our military heroes and families with Cheerios and the USO!

Cheerios_Cheer_BoxWhat better way to wrap up November than with a little thankfulness! While my family and I are at home with our loved ones, enjoying each other’s company, and looking forward to the upcoming holidays together, there are so many who do not have that luxury. Over 3.6 million family members are missing their loved ones. Loved ones that are spending their holidays apart from their families because they are protecting MY family, and YOUR family. The United States has over 1.4 active duty military members. We may not be able to help our national heroes and their families spend this holiday with each other, but there is something we can all do to show how much we appreciate them.

We can say thank you. We can say it and mean it. Cheerios® has teemed up with the USO in an effort to remind people to thank our military. Throughout the month of November, look for specially marked boxes of Cheerios® that feature the “Cheer” postcard. Eat up your delicious cereal, then cut out the postcard, write a thankful and encouraging note on the back, add a stamp and drop it in the mail. The USO will make sure a military family receives your meaningful message.

Also, for each “Cheer” card sent, Cheerios® will donate $1.00 to the USO to help fund the many programs that the USO has to care for and help our military and their families. Cheerios® has already donated $150,000 and will donate up to an additional $100,000 depending on how many cards are sent through Nov. 12th, 2012.

The USO has been a non-profit organization that helps keep our military spirits high for over 70 years. They support the families of our miltary and active duty members with programs such as “With You All The Way”, which helps children and their families cope with a parent’s deployment and wounded or lost family members. “United Through Reading” and “Operation Phone Home” are just two of the other wonderful programs that allow the USO to bring military families together with their active duty family members. In some cases, even allowing deployed fathers to see the birth of a child via Skype!

Please send your thanks today. Visit and Cheerios® on Facebook to learn more.

Enter the giveaway!!



One lucky winner will receive a “Cheer” Prize Pack from Cheerios that includes:

  • 1 Cheerios cereal bowl
  • 1 Cheerios cereal spoon
  • 1 cereal dispenser
  • 1 “Cheer” box of Cheerios
Open to U.S. only ages 18+

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Cheerios cereal, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No other compensation received.


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  1. 1

    “stay strong”

  2. 2

    great giveaway!

    hope we win.

    thanks, Rachel


  3. 3
    Allison Downes says

    I would write: Thank you for all your hard work and service! Your thought of everyday!

  4. 4

    I would write something like: thank you for every moment you spend away from your family to keep us all safe and free. You’re sacrifices are not lost on me. Come home safe!

  5. 5
    Deana Dixon says

    I would let them know how proud I am & how thankful I am. They do something I would never have the guts to do. I am very greatful for all they do.

  6. 6

    I would tell them THANKS!!

  7. 7
    Robert Kuperberg says

    I will write “Thank you for keeping me and my love ones safe and for ensuring our freedom

  8. 8
    Shannon Baas says

    I would write thank you for your service.

  9. 9

    I would write thank you and God speed

  10. 10

    Military families inspire me by sacrificing time together in order to preserve our nation’s freedom.

  11. 11

    I would say Thank You and Come home safe.

  12. 12

    Thank you. Wishing you safety and speedy return home.

  13. 13

    I will tell them that they and their families are appreciated!

  14. 14
    Mommydoll13 says

    they inspire me with how supportive they are …

    I would write thank you and have a happy holiday


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    Heather Bridson says

    Military famallies are special. I was one for a while, and even though it didn’t work out for us, I support the famalies and I know how good it feels to get a little note of support. I would write something like, Happy Holidays, God bless! Were thinking of you in Michigan!

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    Julie Harris says

    I would say thank you and be safe

  17. 17
    Angela Cisco says

    I would write Thank you for the sacrifices you have made,

  18. 18

    Both of my brothers are Marines and they continue to amaze me.

  19. 19

    I’d let my son draw a picture and say Thank You

  20. 20

    Military families inspire me because they sacrifice so much to protect our country.

  21. 21

    I come from a military family (Dad was Navy, brother and nephew are Marines), so I would just send my heartfelt thanks for everything that they do for us.

  22. 22
    Debra Hall says

    to know that mom’s and dad’s are not with there familys is sad but there are fighting for my freedom so im very proud

  23. 23

    Thank you

  24. 24
    Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    I would write. Thanks for the service you give us even though it takes you away from your own family.
    vmkids3 at msn dot com


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