First I want to say a HUGE thank you to Sears for doing this again for 2013. This is HUGE, it helps so many people out. I know I have used it in 2008, 2009 and 2010. I have been checking back and forth on the Sears website and I want to let you all know that the Wish Registry Registration Opens 8/29. Every year I post a link on my site telling my readers when it is want to see from all the years past, 2012, 2011. Registration for the sixth annual Heroes at Home Wish Registry will start at 1 p.m. CT on Thursday, August 29, online only, at sears.com/heroesathome. Sears welcomes any active-duty military members to apply.
The Wish Registry, a seasonal extension of the Sears Heroes at Home program, gives deployed service members a chance to send their love home by providing the means for them to purchase practical gifts such as clothes, toys and holiday decorations. The program distributes 100 percent of funds received back to military families across the country. Through the generosity of Sears customers and associates, we’re proud to have raised more than $18 million and helped more than 100,000 families since the Wish Registry launched six years ago.
Registration for interested active-duty member of the military opens at 1pm on Thursday, August 29, 2013. ok that is 1pm CT (CENTRAL TIME)
Here is what I THINK is important:
THIS IS what you NEED TO KNOW and Understand: Registration is open only to individuals 17 years of age or older who are on active duty between August 29, 2013 and December 2, 2013 in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard or Reserves. Registration is limited to the first 20,000 eligible individuals, and ends when such number is reached or at 11:59:59 PM Central Time on August 29, 2013.
With that being said, unless technology has changed, people flood their website and sometimes it causes overload and sometimes you have to keep trying and sometimes you don’t get it…it is like a million people click the site at once and it probably causes some crashes, some people get in and some people don’t. Don’t get upset if you don’t get in, there are other organizations who can help you during the holidays such as Operation Homefront (they help families in need). I also remember one year the Salvation Army helped out families too (that was when we were stationed at Fort Riley).
(Image curtorsity from SEARS HEROES at HOME WEBSITE)