The Troops write back!

Since the beginning of the COJ Program, one of the aspects that sets it apart from other similar programs is that we give the Service Member receiving the COJ you send the ability to send a message BACK TO YOU!

Cup of Joe For a Joe creates a one-to-one relationship between you and a Service Member- we even give you the option to continue the conversation by including your personal email address when you purchase your COJ.

Below are some letters COJ gifters have received from Troops and shared with us.

Hi Mary.

It is Christmas eve and it has been a couple of miserable days. I think I can take the time on Christmas to grab something to warm the morning. Thank you so much for the cup of joe and for taking time to pass your well wishes. I appreciate it. Merry Christmas.
– Sammy

Dear Linda–

I greatly appreciate your support and your thoughts and prayers. I've never felt this much support in the entire 11 years I've been serving in the Marine Corps. This Christmas won't be as bad as I thought it was going to be with all the support we are getting from our fellow countrymen. There are 25 other UN countries here, but we have by far the most amount of support and wishes coming from the US. Linda, I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and have a happy New Year.
Sincerely, Sam


Thanks so much for thinking of all us Soldiers over here. It's nice to know that we aren't forgotten. You would be amazed at how much the simple pleasure of a GOOD cup of coffee means to us. Thanks again and God bless you as well.
– Scott


Your gift of a Cup of Joe arrived the day before Thanksgiving, so I added you and your thoughtful gesture among the things I'm truly thankful for this year. This little cup of kindness keeps us Troops going. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
– Jim

Today is my 21st birthday,and this is the only present I received today.

I wasn’t expecting any presents anyways, but this is definitely one to me. God bless, and thank you for your support.

Thank you for thinking of us during the holiday season.

Knowing that there are still people out there thinking of us makes the fact that we will be missing the holidays with our families a little more bearable. Again, thank you for remembering us and reminding us that we are not forgotten.