Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Operation Sauce Drop Receives $1,000 Donation!

No, that's not a typo: Operation Sauce Drop has received a $1,000 donation from a very generous donor! Operation Sauce Drop is a nonprofit program run by the Carolina Sauce Company that sends free hot sauce & BBQ sauce gift boxes to US troops serving abroad. The Carolina Sauce Company matches all donations, including this $1,000 donation, and as a result another 100 troops will receive a free taste of home. Thanks to the amazing generosity of this repeat donor who had previously contributed to OSD, we are busily ordering sauces for the gift boxes, assembling and packing gift boxes, and shipping them to waiting troops as soon as humanly possible. Best of all, our lengthy waiting list for free gift boxes has been whittled down to just 8 troops.

The average cost for us to buy and ship a gift box is around $20, so a mere $160 in donations is all that's needed to fulfill these last 8 gift box requests AND to allow us to resume accepting gift box requests from our troops (you may recall that we had to stop accepting requests earlier this year because demand had far outstripped donations and our waiting list had grown to over 300 requests). Because the Carolina Sauce Company is currently matching all donations, just $80 in donations will wipe out the waiting list. If you can spare $10 to donate to Operation Sauce Drop, we'll chip in the other $10 and you'll have helped us send a free gift of sauce to one of those 8 troops on our waiting list. You can also shop to support Operation Sauce Drop and treat yourself to some delicious sauces while you help us send free sauces to the troops. The troops will thank you for your kindness, as you can see from the photos and thank-you notes to Operation Sauce Drop donors.

Zestfully yours,

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