Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Christmas Packing Party- November 9th

Ladies we will meet Saturday in our usual place at the Galleria (near 75 & 285)  for a Christmas packing party for our troops!

I know we've been feeling depressed and abandoned, but we can't abandon those who protect our freedom. 

Please come and enjoy a joyful time of making goodie bags for our troops.

We are sending all boxes to one chaplain in Afghanistan. He has 300 service men and women in his group.
Please remember that it is cold there.  If you would like to do a little extra, here are some things they need for the winter:

Twin sheets
fleece blankets
socks(tube socks, green, black or white no logos)
knit or fleece caps- solid colors, black, brown, dark green preferred.
cold medicine, lozenges and other cold related items
chap stick
hot cocoa

And items they always use- cards, puzzle books, pens and paper, blank cards for them to send home (Christmas, birthday)

If you want to wrap items such as socks, sheets, etc for Christmas, that is fine. Please put a sticky note on it detailing what's inside.

It's hard to believe but some of these young men and women do not have family- so when other soldiers begin getting gifts, they feel left out.
A wrapped gift of socks or uno cards or something like that can make Christmas for a forgotten soldier. 

Christmas decorations (small fake trees, garland, lights) are also appreciated. Remember- everything is going to the same Chaplain this time.

I have PLENTY of baggies- please do not bring baggies. 
We always need tape a scissors, so if you have some around, feel free to bring those. I will get the boxes and custom forms.

We have an adopt a box policy. Boxes are 14.85 to ship. Some members are sending money to adopt boxes since they can't be at the meeting.

If you have time and would like to write a letter or Christmas Card of thanks and appreciation, we can put those in our boxes too.

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