October collection drive supports Troops at Christmas
A collection drive has been set up for the month of October to help ‘Send Santa To The Troops’. Operation Care Package, Inc. in Joliet was started in 2003, with a mission to support our military personnel around the world with care packages and letters of encouragement. This year, they hope to send 10,000 Christmas Care Packages to the men and women who keep our country free. Christmas Packs include many of the necessities in their regular packages, along with loads of treats from Santa.
You can help bring some Christmas Spirit to these Heroes by:
Donating $12.95 to help ship one care package.
Sponsoring a care package with a $25 donation. You may also include a personalized letter of support addressed to: ANY HERO (Please make checks payable to: OPERATION CARE PACKAGE and enclose your check, card, or letter of support in an unsealed envelope.)
Purchasing and donating an item(s) from the Wist List.
Cards & letters of support to 'Any Hero'
Hot Chocolate & Hot Cider Packets
Cookies, Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Nuts (small individual sizes)
Chocolate bars & kisses
Small Christmas Trees (8 to 18 inches tall)
Christmas Stockings (10-16 in. tall x 5-6 in. wide)
Chapstick, Lotions, Wet Wipes
Batteries AA & AAA
Hand held Games, DVD’s and CD’s
Sweat pants and blanket throws
Socks-Men’s (white/black-work crew)
Summer sausage, beef sticks, or pepperoni sticks (6oz to 12oz size)
Zip lock bags (quart and gallon size)
Phone cards 120 min AT&T
Unused Postage Stamps
Please drop off donations to any of the following locations from October 1 thru October 31. Store hours vary, and are listed on their web site and facebook page.
Frankfort General Store - 119 Kansas St. - Frankfort
I’ll Be Doggone - 9620 Willow Lane - Mokena
Holistic Happenings - 7925 W. 171st St. - Tinley Park
Dollar Stop Inc. - 426 Nelson Road - New Lenox
Dollar Stop, Inc. - 530 W. North St. - Manhattan
To learn more about Operation Care Package please visit www.operationcarepackages.org.
Questions regarding this drive can be directed to Tim @ (708) 244-3906