Adopt A Soldier For Christmas Program

7 11 2011

The Adopt a Soldier for Christmas Program

Packaging at CLG November 12, 2011 @ 9 am

Questions:  Marilyn Dear (947-1387), Pam Kritcher (947-0967) or Bensie Benghauser (947-3108)

Suggestions:

Please select an item from one of the 4 groups below

1)  Sports Item – baseball gloves with baseballs, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, hackie sacks, etc.

2)  Video Games – small, handheld video games (if you send something battery operated, then send MANY extra batteries)

3)  Games – board games, decks of cards, etc.

4)  Music – CD’s or DVD’s

Fill in as much as you want of the following:

Food items – packaged to have a long shelf life and would not be damaged by heat.  Snack containers, cans of pudding, applesauce, fruit.  Also, crackers and peanut butter, Pringles, mixed nuts, packaged cookies  (Home baked cookies become stale due to shipping time).

Drink Mixes – Kool Aid, Gatorade, hot chocolate mix, tea, instant coffee, etc.

Personal Hygiene Products – Non-aerosol (pump-only).  Cannot be alcohol based.  Stick or Roll-On Deodorant, shaving products & soap (pump, liquid or gel only), Sunscreen lip balm, disposable razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, shampoo, antibiotic ointment, imodium (chewable), pain reliever.

Candy, chewing gum
Beef Jerkey (no pork products allowed)
Books and Magazines
Letters and photographs
Alcohol-Free Wipes – in re-sealable package (Sam’s Club carries by the case)
Household Batteries –  battery-operated items must ship with batteries taken out (send extra)
Pairs of black socks
Hand warmers
Toys (yo-yo, tennis balls, puzzle books, etc.)

***Religious material may be sent for the use of that individual only – not for distribution***

Items that cannot be sent in Care Packages to Soldiers overseas:

1)  Hair Spray – no form of hair spray is allowed
2)  Nail polish or nail polish remover
3)  Cigarette lighters or matches
4)  Cologne/perfume
5)  Antibacterial gel or hand-sanitizer products
6)  Alcohol-based products of any kind
7)  Pork products of any kind
8)  Bars of soap

PLEASE ENCLOSE A CHRISTMAS CARD OR LETTER TO YOUR SOLDIER – YOU ARE FREE TO SHARE AS MUCH ABOUT YOURSELVES AS YOU WISH.

Important:  Bring items unwrapped.

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