Operation Shoebox: Sending Supplies to Our Troops Overseas

The American Red Cross and Girl Scouts of America are collecting donations for an Operation Shoebox event this Saturday, December 10th!

Operation Shoebox was founded in 2003 to send support over to our men and women deployed out side of the USA to help raise their morale and let them know they are cared about. They accomplish their mission with care packages, letters, and bulk shipping of items that can be beneficial to them during their deployment. Operation Shoebox is composed of over 1300 dedicated volunteers in three locations and also volunteers all across the USA that assist in accomplishing our mission. Without the support of these dedicated people we would not be able to accomplish what we do.

We will be collecting the following items for shoe boxes:

  • Candy (non-melting)
  • Fruit breezes (throat drops)
  • Writing paper and envelopes
  • Pens/pencils
  • Floss
  • Mouthwash
  • Toothbrushes
  • T00thpaste
  • Instant coffee
  • Powdered drink mixes
  • Tea mixes
  • Books
  • Magazines
  • Nose spray
  • Eye drops
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Foot powder
  • Hairbrushes
  • Combs
  • Hand lotion
  • Hand Sanitizers
  • Nail clippers
  • Q-tips
  • Shampoo
  • Tissues
  • Travel size body wash
  • Tylenol
  • Sugar packets
  • Beef jerky
  • Canned fruit (pop top cans)
  • Cereal (small boxes)
  • Granola bars
  • Gum
  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Pop tarts
  • Ramen noodles
  • Tuna kits
  • Travel size board games
  • Playing cards
  • Puzzle books
  • CDs, DVDs
  • Hand held electronic games
  • Plastic spoons
  • Disposable cameras
  • Pre-paid phone cards
  • Shoe insole cushions

We will also need shoe boxes and plain white paper to wrap them.

Please drop off donations to:

American Red Cross of Greater Grand Rapids

1050 Fuller Ave. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503 by Friday, Decemeber 9th

or

1363 Sierra NW Walker, MI 49534 by Saturday, December 10th.

 

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