Here is the article about Michelle published in the local paper! This sounds like an awesome idea. Great work Michelle!!
Tunes 4 Troops collecting CDs, DVDs
Published: Sunday, August 16, 2009 12:59 AM CDT
A national effort in support of American troops serving overseas has come to Boerne.Michelle Shaffer is the Boerne sponsor for Tunes 4 the Troops, a nation-wide effort to collect CDs and DVDs to send to American military personnel serving in foreign countries.Shaffer is spearheading collection efforts here with help from Sherri Fisher, owner of Treasure House at 905 N. Main, where local residents may drop off donations.The program was started by a teenager in Cleveland, Tenn. While attending the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet camp in Florida, Kaylee Radzyminski met troops returning from overseas military service. She asked what they missed most from home, other than family. She learned many service personnel have limited access to Internet and satellite service and often, many soldiers have to share a small collection of CDs.
Radzyminski organized community and school drives for CDs and DVDs to send to troops overseas and the effort spread throughout the country. Since 2005, more than 200,000 CDs and DVDs have been collected and sent to deployed service members all over the world.“I have been a volunteer with the program for about two years,” Shaffer said. “I collected CDs from family and friends to send. Now, I have more time and with a Main Street location for a drop spot, it seemed like the perfect time to expand.”Everyone in the community is invited to participate by taking donations of CDs and DVDs to the drop box at Treasure house, 905 N. Main.Local residents who have family members serving in the military overseas are also invited to drop off names and addresses where CDs and DVDs may be sent.“It would be so special if we could send some entertainment to service people from here,” Shaffer said.