Project Holiday Charity Collection for November
South Florida 912 Supports Project Holiday
In an effort to support deployed USA military members during the holiday season, the City of Delray Beach, “You Are Not Alone”, the Church of the Palms Congregational and “One Soldier at a Time” have come together to support the 6th Annual Project Holiday. This important Project collects and ships desperately needed items to our military who will not be able to come home for the holidays. The community is encouraged to experience the true spirit of the holiday by contributing to this worthy cause. Donated items will be accepted at various locations around the City and again at several locations in Boca Raton from October 19 – November 18, 2011.
Examples of needed items are: (travel size preferred): Thermoguard pads (heating pads), holiday decorations – All Faiths, bags of hard, individually wrapped candy (i.e., lifesavers, dollar store hard candy – please no chocolates except for tootsie rolls, tootsie roll pops, charm pops, etc), snacks that can easily be put in their pockets while on duty (i.e., fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, etc), gum, beef jerky, Slim Jim, pepperoni or similar dried meats, boxes of granola bars or similar, individual bags of nuts, dried fruit, trail mix or sunflower seeds, boxed and/or individual drink packets (i.e., Crystal Light, Wal-Mart or Target brand, Kool-Aid, hot chocolate, etc), non-perishable food items, foil packed tuna and chicken, crackers, sun block, lip balm, baby wipes (no bigger than 2½” wide packages), Purell hand sanitizer, hand lotion, batteries (AA or AAA), foot powder, deodorant, toothpaste, socks (white or black knee-hi), nationwide phone cards, disposable cameras, used CD’s, DVD’s (no VHS tapes or cassettes), letters, notes, holiday cards, encouragement cards.
Monetary donations to cover postage costs and to purchase calling cards are also appreciated. Send a check or money order made payable to Project Holiday and mail to: City of Delray Beach, c/o Delores Rangel, 100 NW 1st Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
If you are a City resident of Delray Beach or Boca Raton with a family member serving overseas and would like a package sent to them or wish to volunteer with packing items to be shipped, contact Delores Rangel at (561) 243-7010. Information on Project Holiday can also be found on the City’s website, www.mydelraybeach.com.
Please bring the items to our Nov 10th meeting.
Southflorida912 wants to support this effort like we did a similar effort last year please gather the supplies and bring them to our next meeting.
Thanks in advance for all you will do.