Despite the drawdown in forces, please don't forget that we still have 68,000 troops in Afghanistan. Remember that our government DOES NOT provide our combat soldiers with pillows.
We recently have more requests for pillows than we have funds, so let's please not forget our troops still there, and about to deploy. We need your help with donations in order to fill pillow requests for combat soldiers currently in Afghanistan.
Thank you in advance, and please pass the word.
In 2009, Army Capt. Justin Daubert was headed for his 3rd tour of Duty in Iraq.
Marine Lt. Jonathan Bush was already at a forward operating base in Afghanistan.
As their moms, we realized that one of the simple needs of our sons and all their comrades in combat, was to have a small, compact pillow (not issued by the government) which could easily fit in his field pack, so during those rare moments of being able to rest, he would be able to truly have an “adrenaline break”.
With a plan of action and our goals shared by hometown friends, John and Patrick Harris of Harris Pillow Supply in Beaufort, SC, we came up with the idea of Pillows for Patriots. John and Patrick donated quality, durable pillows to the initial project, and agreed to manufacture future pillows at their cost.
These pillows are packable, cozy and washable. The pillows are a very much appreciated item, and this is just a small way that we can give back to our brave men and women in combat for their service.
We can distribute pillows to our combat troops already in Afghanistan and Iraq, or to units just being deployed. The most cost-effective method is to ship the pillows to the military bases in the US, JUST PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT. Pillows are shipped in units of 25 per box. We cannot ship individual pillows.
To request pillows for a specific unit, please go to our Pillow Requests Page.
We need your help in raising funds for the pillows for our troops. Please consider sponsoring a pillows drive.
To help you with a pillows drive, please print out our Printable Flyer and distribute as needed. Send us your planned fundraising information, and we will put it on our web site.
If you wish to be a part of sending pillows to any of our troops, please go to our Donate Page.
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Pillows Shipped so far!!!
We salute the Moss Creek Marines, Hilton Head SC, !!
They have funded pillows for 22,210 Marines headed to Afghanistan.
Thank you so much!
AN ARTFUL THANK YOU to Felty Elementary, of Waxahachie, Texas, for sending specially decorated pillows. View pictures of some of the pillows.
A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to the Semper Fi Sisters
Port St. Joe, Florida
for raising $2,500 to send pillows to our troops.
A ROARING THANK YOU to the Georgia Motorcycle Ride Fundraiser held on September 8, 2012.
They raised over $550.00 to send pillows to our troops.
A GRACIOUS THANK YOU to the
Charles Murry VFW LA Post 641 in Elgin, SC, for donating $250.00 for the South Carolina National Guard units.
If you are planning to hold a fund raiser specific to Pillows for Patriots, please let us know and we will advertise the event on our site.
Please go to our Pillow Drives Page to see current pillow drives and recent pillow shipments.