Collection starts for the Easter / Passover Troop Shipment on Tuesday 2/23/10

February 21, 2010 at 10:36 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Collection for the Troops Easter / Passover Shipment will start Tuesday, February 23, 2010 and continue to Friday, March 19, 2010. We are hoping to have a packing party and to ship on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

We need any and all items that have a Easter or Passover Theme and small
enough to fit into the shipping boxes – 12″ x 12″ x 5-1/2″.

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General items that are always good to send include:
Little Debbie treats, candy (hard candies hold up better), Oreo
cookies, trail mix, nuts / cashews, hygiene items, liquid shower soaps,
medicated powder, drink mixes, beef snack sticks, non-perishable food
items, lip balm, sun screen, aloe lotion, individually wrapped handi
wipes, small bottles of Germ-x hand sanitizer, saline inhalers (helps
nose bleeds), eye drops (moisturizing), shoe inserts (like Dr. Scholl’s)
/ arch supports, DVD’s and music CD’s, letter writing materials (pens,
paper, stationary, small notebooks), bug repellant,flashlights, air
fresheners, sun block, travel size games, cards, dice etc.
Anything homemade like cookies, bourbon balls, etc.

Please do not donate anything in aerosol cans.

If you want to send stuffed animals, please send small beanie baby sized
ones. These will be easier to pack and when larger ones fall into the
wrong hands they can be used to conceal IEDs.

Collection boxes will be set up in 5 DHSS buildings and each building as well
has a person to contact to make a monetary donations:

> In the 912 building, the collection box will be located in the Employee
Break Room; contact for monetary donations is Marti Thruston, Division
of Senior and Disability Services.

> In the 920 building, the collection box will be located in the Entrance
Lobby; contact for monetary donations is George Lauer, ITSD.

> In the 930 building, the collection box will be located in the Entrance
Lobby; contact for monetary donations is Peggy Hartman, Bureau of
Communicable Disease Control and Prevention.

> In the Knipp building, the collection box will be located in the Entrance
area; contact for monetary donations is Terri Russler.

> In the 1617 Southridge bldg, the collection box will be located in Employee
Break Room; contact for monetary donations is Carla Kolb.

Monetary donations are also possible online at http://troop-support.com/ aka http://georgelauer.com/

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