Thursday, August 6, 2009

Operation Sauce Drop Ships 600th Gift Box!

Operation Sauce Drop is a non-profit program that sends free gift boxes of BBQ sauce and hot sauce to US troops serving abroad. I'm thrilled to announce that as of today, we've shipped free gift boxes to 600 of our troops in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other overseas locations! The troops greatly appreciate receiving a free taste of home, as you can see from the photo and thank-you note on the left, and the many other notes and photos posted on our Operation Sauce Drop feedback page. This program is made possible by donations from individuals and companies. One hundred percent of all donations are used ONLY to purchase the gift boxes at cost and to pay for the shipping. Additionally, the Carolina Sauce Company matches ALL monetary donations, dollar for dollar, AND also covers all incidental costs associated with running Operation Sauce Drop, including the labor involved, packaging materials, etc.

Because Operation Sauce Drop is funded through donations, gift box requests come in faster than donations, meaning that there are always lots of troops on our waiting list. In fact, currently there are over 240 pending gift box requests. The average cost for us to purchase and ship a gift box of sauce is about $20. Want to bring a smile to a soldier's face by sending them a free taste of home? Please donate to Operation Sauce Drop, or shop to support Operation Sauce Drop where some or all of the purchase price goes straight to OSD. Remember, the Carolina Sauce Company matches all donations, so for only $10 you can help send a free gift box of sauce to a deployed serviceman or woman. Let's see how quickly we can get to 700 gift boxes for our troops!

Zestfully yours,

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