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AAR – “Holiday Cheer 2016”

giftBeing far from home in a hospital over the Holidays is no fun.

We were grateful to once again have the opportunity to bring some “Holiday Cheer” to recovering Marines at the hospital.


On December 7, 2016 Marine Moms-Bethesda delivered gifts and cards to the Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Battalion-East Detachment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. This was our 10th year bringing cheer to patients!

The car is packed and ready to head over to Walter Reed!
The car is packed and ready to head over to Walter Reed!







With so few combat patients on the hospital ward, we focused our “Holiday Cheer” efforts on our annual card campaign and adopting three recovering Marines.
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Calling All “Elfs” – “Holiday Cheer at Walter Reed 2016”

hollybunchMany, Many THANKS to those of you who helped make Marine Moms-Bethesda’s “Holiday Cheer at Walter Reed” a success!


UPDATE Dec. 13, 2016:   We’re no longer accepting cards for this year’s card campaign. Cards and gifts have been delivered.  Please consider contacting a local VA VET Center, VA hospital, Hospice (some have Veteran-care), or Red Cross to see if they have needs you may be able to help with to bring Cheer to the patients and residents this holiday season.

We’re very grateful to the “Elfs” for their support this year, making Holiday Cheer at Walter Reed a success! Thank you!

Gifts and cards were delivered Wednesday, December 7, 2016 to the Marines in the Liaison Office to distribute on our behalf.  We’ll add more pictures after Christmas, don’t want to spoil the surprise!

The car is packed and ready to head over to Walter Reed!
   The car is packed and ready to head over to Walter Reed!
















(pssst… Can you believe this is our 10th year of “Elfie-ness”?! 😯 ) Continue reading Calling All “Elfs” – “Holiday Cheer at Walter Reed 2016”

Holiday Cheer 2015: Cards and “Elfie-ness”

Holiday Cheer 2015 logo

It’s hard to believe this will be our 9th “Holiday Cheer event”!

Once again we’ll be bringing Holiday Cheer to patients and families so far from home at Walter Reed/Bethesda over the holidays!

This year’s “Holiday Cheer will be a little different and consist of:

  1. A “Holiday Cheer” luncheon on the inpatient surgical ward at Walter Reed, serving all service branches.
  2. “Elfie Gifts” for a Marine family with children, and two single Marines.
  3. “Holiday Cheer” Cards Campaign.

We’re pretty excited, and also honored to have this opportunity to serve those who’ve served us and who are so far away from home during the holidays.

See the Elfie details by clicking “continue” or click here for the AAR.

Please note:
The final postmark deadline for “Holiday Cheer” is Monday, November 16, 2015.

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