Now that you’ve learned about how to find what you really like on eBay, maybe you have some older items you need to clear out. Last week, I received an email from Deborah Bonelli explaining that she was organizing a tea for wounded soldiers, their family members, and caregivers at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Could I let my readers know about their need for donated tableware? Absolutely! Here’s more information.

Annual Tea Honoring our Wounded Soldiers

China Donations Needed

On May 16th 2008, Operation Tea Time volunteers from New York and Texas will be hosting a tea at Brooke Army Medical Center for our wounded soldiers, their family members, and caregivers. China is needed. After the tea, the china will be donated to the medical center’s Fisher Houses.

Many of our wounded are confined to the hospital for an extended length of time.
Their road to recovery is long and arduous. Laden with china, linens, flowers, children’s artwork, and fine baked goods, we transform the provided patient floor space into a country tea room. Add live music, and for one afternoon our guests have left the hospital behind.

What the soldiers said about our last tea:
“I didn’t know that going to tea could be so relaxing.”
“Wow, everything was donated right down to the teacups.”
“This is great…the food is like back home…this is special, thank you.”
Reprinted from Tea in Texas fall 2007

Items needed: new or slightly used china teacups and saucers, teapots, creamers and sugar bowls.

Ship to: Operation Tea Time
P.O.Box 1355
Bronx, NY 10471

Deadline: April 30th.