Please join us on March 21th - there are lots of fun things to do: creating cards and writing notes to soldiers (Darea will provide sample designs for the note cards), organizing and repackaging all the goodies you and others have donated for the soldiers or packing the boxes that will be shipped. We appreciate any time that you can spare. A little help goes a long way. Thankfully the war is winding down but the soldiers still need our support!
How to donate goodies:
1) You can shop (see list of suggested items below). HINT: Your money goes a long way at The Chantilly Dollar Store and Wal Mart. They have tuna/salmon in a bag, healthy snacks, hygiene items, Sudoku & puzzle books and much more. Costco carries a large number of snacks, too. Just remember when we repackage everything, the items need to fit into a sandwich size baggie so think size and weight when making your selections.
You can drop off your donations at the next meeting on Tuesday, March 12th, at either of our homes prior to March 17th or at the schoolhouse on March 21th.
2) We can shop for you - be sure to give your donation to Sharon or Patti by March 17th.
If you have a loved one you would like us to send a package to, please contact Patti at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 17th.
Hygiene: deodorant, body wash, liquid soap (NO BARS), shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, shaving cream, razors, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, wet wipes. Hotel sample sizes are perfect! Ask your dentist for dental samples.
Comfort: sunscreen, lip balm, foot powder.
Beverages: individual powder drink mixes for water bottles, hot chocolate, coffee,
Healthy snacks: granola bars, beef jerky, tuna or chicken in a bag, power bars, trail mix, microwave popcorn, peanuts, Ramen noodles in a bag. NO CHOCOLATE!
We are grateful for anything that you are able to donate – items, time, cash, cards and/or letters to the soldiers. It means a lot to the soldiers who receive our unexpected packages. We always get wonderful thank-you letters from the soldiers, so be sure to look for them on the bulletin board in the Schoolhouse.