Operation Pocket Field Pillow (PFP)

Yellow ribbon keychain fundraiser

The ACU key chains I made with Nick’s old uniforms are all gone, and there’s nothing left of of his field ACUs but tiny little scraps and threads.There are still lots of the shorter webbing/ACU key chains, though, and there are plenty of scraps for me to make more.

To order, please let me know your color preferences, how many key chains you’d like, and mail your check to:

Operation PFP
4240 Portsmouth Blvd.
Chesapeake VA 23321

I’ve started making key fobs using bits and pieces of leftover ACU, and they’ve been a big hit! Already, we’ve sold several hundred dollars worth — it’s been great having more change for shipping. I’ve been told they made great stocking stuffers at Christmas, and I get lots of comments when I carry my own around. They’re $10 each, but if you’d like 100, I’ll see what I can do 😉

My own soldier donated the uniforms he wore on missions, and I’ve been pretty busy taking them apart, stitch by stitch, so I don’t waste any fabric. I cut up what I can (some parts are pretty threadbare), and make more keychains. I’ve sold them at church bazaars and during our sew-ins; everyone loves them!

If you’d like to buy a key chain (or two!), just drop me a note, and I’ll send one off to you ASAP. Show your support for our troops with an embroidered yellow ribbon keychain today!

The shorter key fob is made using ACU sewn onto heavyweight cotton webbing and is available in pink, purple, Army green, teal, gold, medium blue, and black. I have embroidered a yellow ribbon on one side; the other side is embroidered with "I support our troops!".

The longer key fob is made using bits and pieces of my son's field ACUs that he wore on missions in Afghanistan. Each has a loop long enough to put your hand through, and your keys will dangle from your wrist so you don't (like me!) have to hunt for your keys while you're standing next to your car door in the rain, rummaging away in your purse, while some guy in his car keeps honking his horn, because he wants your parking spot....

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Operation PFP is made possible in part by my small business, Just For Baby Gifts, donations of ACU by the Carlisle Finishing Plant, fleece donated by Polartec, supplies donated by Brother International, and by the untold hours of work by hundreds of proud and grateful American volunteers.

...til they all come home
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