Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert announced that he will be providing his support to the Reddit Gifts for Troops campaign on Monday, making him their first gift giver. Colbert also recently received the honor of being the first man to be included on Maxim’s Hot 100 list. Looks like he’s making his “list of firsts” shorter everyday.
The Reddit Gifts campaign allows users to trade materials in a secret-santa type of program. Troops sign up and submit care package wishlists which are then given to Reddit Santas. Social News Daily reported that Reddit Gifts have ranged from DVDs and letters to DVD players and laptops.
Colbert became aware of the program last year during his Restoring Truthiness Rally. In less than 8 hours the Reddit Gifts program was able to raise over $100,000 for the event.
Reddit announced Monday that more celebrities will be following Colbert’s lead and join the program for troops exchange. Signups for the troops and santas has already began and does not end until June 18. Care packages will be sent out by July 9.
If you would like to follow Colbert’s efforts as well, you can get more information here.
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