I read about Operation Baking GALS (Give A Little Support) on Tracey in WA's blog, and I instantly thought of this story.
When Uncle Bruce was in Vietnam, Auntie Anne baked a sheet cake-sized cookie and sent it off to him. She thought that one enormous cookie, rather than many little cookies, would have the better chance of reaching Bruce intact. But when Bruce got the package, it was filled with crumbs...homemade with love, but crumbs nonetheless.
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 earlier this week and am waiting for my baking orders. I missed Round #1, but Round #2 starts soon. If you've got the time and feel like doing something nice for someone you don't know, you should sign up too!