Operation Baking GALS organizes bakers and food bloggers into groups of volunteers who send soldiers in Iraq cookie-stuffed care packages every month.
I signed up about a week ago. If you've got the time and feel like doing something nice for someone you don't know, you should sign up too!
Round 2 ships this week. I made my S'mores cookies, which I hope will be a nice reminder of home.
Update (8/25 @ 12:51): I just got back from the post office. It looks like it will take about two weeks for my package to make it. Before I sent it off, though, I added a few more goodies: a couple decks of paying cards, a package of poker chips, some beef jerky, and some Quamut guides to card games. I hope the cookies make it there in one piece and that the Zip Loc box keeps them nice and tasty! But if not, at least the guys will have some other stuff to open and enjoy.