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Military Care Support Drive 2018


Please join us in the Honor Our Heroes Care Package Drive on the weekends of September 15-16 and September 22-23.  Help us thank and support the brave men and women who serve to keep us safe and free.  Our goal is to collect items  for at least 200 boxes!  The list below was compiled from requests by military men and women who were recently deployed.   Your purchase of any or all of the items on the list will help those deployed, on leave, traveling between assignments or veterans needing our support. Bring the items to church on the two weekends and volunteers will be there to take them. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, volunteers will do the shopping for you. Also, sign ups will be available if you would like to help us sort and pack the items.  Thank you for your help!

 

LIST OF ITEMS FOR CARE PACKAGES

Food Items

Beef jerky

Nuts in individual packets (not peanuts)

Kind Bars (NOT CHOCOLATE!!)

Nature Valley Granola bars  (NOT CHOCOLATE!!)

Protein Bars (NOT CHOCOLATE!!)

Pringles chips (small cans, such as 1.4 oz. to 2.5 oz.)

Sandwich crackers

Powdered Gatorade or Crystal Light packets (less than 12 oz. in size)

Cookies in Small Boxes (approx. 5 oz.--at the check-out aisle at Wal-Mart)

Peanut M&M’s (individual small boxes or packets)

Hard candy in individual cellophane wrappers ( i.e., Jolly Ranchers)

 

PLEASE--NOTHING CHOCOLATE!!!  IT WILL MELT DURING TRANSIT!!!

 

Non-Food Items

Chewing gum

Wet Wipes (travel size) 2 per box

Bar Soap (travel size in a plastic holder if possible)

Deodorant – solid stick (travel size and gender neutral)

Toothpaste (travel size)

Breath mints

Razors (travel size, i.e., Bic)

Non Aerosol shave gel (travel size)

Lip Balm

Sunscreen (solid stick if possible or lotion 3 oz. or less)

Q-tips (travel size)

Crossword puzzle books or Sudoku books

Deck of cards

Socks (black, thick athletic Men’s crew socks, size 6-12)

 

PLEASE--NO GLASS OR AEROSOL CANS!!

Thank our troops by providing the much-needed items above! 

 If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for this drive, please contact Susie Anderssen, susiea@verizon.net, Claudia Jennings at claudiajennings@hotmail.com or Marianna Thiebaud, masearst2@Icloud.com.

Earlier Event: September 11
First POP Habitat for Humanity Meeting
Later Event: September 18
EXALT