At Sandboxx we are always working hard to listen to our Sandboxx customers and Sandboxx families. In this series, learn more about people who utilize Sandboxx to stay connected with their recruits and trainees. Here is Kelly’s story about how Sandboxx helped her stay connected with her recruit:

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your recruit or your recent graduate. Where are you from? Which branch of the military is your recruit in?

My Bonus son signed up for the National Guard about a year ago and worked so hard to finish his schooling so he can go serve our country! I’ve been his Bonus Mama for 5 years now and see him as my own. I wouldn’t want it any other way and couldn’t be more proud of his decision to join!

2. How did sending letters with Sandboxx help you connect and stay in touch with your recruit during basic training?

Being from Florida it makes having your boy go so far away very difficult! With the Sandboxx App I am able to write daily and know he is getting something everyday. With regular mail it’s hard to judge when delivery is. I like being able to track my deliveries! Also my favorite thing is seeing when he uses the return postage to reply to my letters! I am able to track the letter back to me!! I also love being able to send a daily motivational quote to him just in case I can’t get to writing a letter.

3. How did you first hear about Sandboxx? After using it for a while, what do you think about Sandboxx?

I heard about the Sandboxx App through Facebook and then family support groups I joined when my son left for basic training.

4. Any plans for your recruit after basic training? What’s next for you or for them?

My boy is excited about going to AIT Training for 22 weeks after basic training. I am not as excited because it’s such a long time. I’m glad I will be able to use Sandboxx App to continue to stay connected. I am just a Bonus Mama living my days by a countdown of when he gets home 💙

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