The Friends' Books For Soldiers program was started in December of 2003. The purpose of this program is to provide articles and encouragement to our armed forces. With your help we can reach even more.
We send a minimum of 7 large boxes of books, sundry items, computer games, movies and snacks monthly to all Branches of the Armed Forces. They have been sent to Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa. We've help start a Library for a Chaplain in Iraq, a Company library that several hundred share and provide school supplies and workbooks in Bosnia along with individual requests that supply a group or individuals.
There are several ways you can help our soldiers.
Postal Mail: Mail us at :
Alpharetta Branch Library
ATTN: Books For Soldiers
10 Park Plaza
Alpharetta, GA 30009
Gerrie Fornek notes on the below photograph,
"This soldier had posted a request for 'anything from home' on the 'Books for Soldiers' website. I sent him a few books and DVDs along with some snacks. Many times you never know if a package has been received by the men and women or where they are in the world. Then, sometimes, you get a wonderful note back from the person saying they received your Care Package, enjoyed a movie that took them away from the daily grind of military life and shared the contents with their buddies. To add to this, sometimes you get a little glimpse of what's going on - like cooking on a Sunoven, which I guess is a solar powered stove! This 29 year old boy from Atlanta, GA (so his Facebook says) is in Afghanistan."