My husband's battalion has been in full volunteer, care package, and fundraising mode within the past week! We've made "kiddie care packages" for the little ones with a parent who is deployed, next month we'll be doing it for the single deployed marines in the unit. Tomorrow we'll be holding a huge rummage/bake sale to raise funds for our unit's ball... knowing this was coming up we made sure to have a "donate" box near by at all times while unpacking our household goods. It's amazing the amount of stuff we collect along the way that we don't actually need/doesn't hold sentimental value. Today I dropped an overflowing box off at the FRO's office then came home for a baking palooza while waiting on maintenance workers (which could be a post on it's own...).