Thursday, May 17, 2012

Packing for Soldier's Angels this Saturday 5/19

Ladies, we will be packing baggies of snacks and comfort items for the chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Aside from the regular snack  items and personal care items, here are some other things suggested by the chaplain team:
* individual drink mixes
* ice pops for those places that have freezers
* water guns
* cooling scarves
* baby wipes
* medicated foot and body powder
* socks
* fans (personal sized)
* cotton sheets and pillowcases
* Febreeze or other air freshners (not aeorsal)
* sun screen
* bug repellant

Other item we need are: packing tape & scissors.
I have 25 boxes and customs forms. I have baggies.

We'll be in our regular place at the Galleria/285. Email me at if you need directions or more information.
PS- as a bonus, we'll be joined by our youngest member, Baby Elsa! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Meeting Next Saturday- packing party

In honor of mother's day, we are not meeting on Saturday. Rather, we will meet next Saturday at our usual place (Galleria @ 285). Contact for directions.

We will be having a packing party for the troops! Snacks, hygiene items, games, toys, books, magazines (for men, not sexy) puzzle books etc- no chocolate, no aerosol.  These items will be packed into grab-n-go goodie bags and kept with the Chaplin. The troops who visit can take a goodie bag or go shopping for free for the comfort items we provide.

We have- baggies, boxes ( I am ordering 20 APO boxes) we need stuff to send & packing tape.
Each box will be about $12.50 to ship and we'll operate on an adopt a box program. We're asking people to take a box and ship it.  (I have two under two and a trip the post office with boxes is not possible).

I have asked for more specific items from the chaplains group of soldiers angels. I will post if I get a better list.

Cards are always welcome. DVDs of movies are welcome (they're cheap at Big Lots).
See you then!