Shoeboxes for Soldiers



Want to send a little bit of home over to our troops for the Holiday's? Here is how you can get involved and support Shoebox for Soldiers:

  Thank you Letter from SSG Terry Billingsley

***STEP-1
Make a quick shopping trip with the kids, get together with your coworkers, or get your church involved! Rather than an actual "shoebox" - we ask that all participants fill a Large Priority Mail Flat Rate Box (12”x12”x5.5”) from the U.S. Postal Service with an assortment of the items and gifts listed below...
 
Clothing: Flip-flops, White socks, Army-green socks, Hats, Gloves and Blankets
 
Healthcare: Body lotion, Toothbrush, Tooth paste, Contact-Lens Saline Solution, Band-Aids, Surgical tape, Gauze, Tylenol, Tums, Allergy/cold medicine, Gold Bond foot powder, Lotriman Ultra, baby wipes, sun block, Chapstick, Deodorant, Razors, Eye-Drops, Ben Gay, Icy Hot, Q-tips (Also consider putting together a supply box for a female soldier)
 
Snacks: Beef jerky, Dried-fruit, Pop-Tarts, Hard Candy, Mixed Nuts, Granola Bars, Fruit Roll-ups, Ramen noodles, Tuna in a pouch, Gum, Mints, Powdered Drink Mixes, Nonperishable food items (No glass and No pork products please!)
 
Morale: AA and AAA batteries, Board Games, Word-Search Books, Sudoku Puzzles, CD's, DVD's, Disposable Cameras, Pens and Pencils, Handheld Games
 
Supply: Duct tape, Electrical tape, Super glue
 
Include a "Thank You" card in the box. A personal letter or simple thank you card is a great way to let our troops know we are thinking about them and appreciate their service.
 
PLEASE - Include $15 postage for each Priority Mail Box. Checks should be made payable to “Shoeboxes for Soldiers”.
 
Additional requests from soldiers include:
- New or used electronics...like Nintendo, Wii, Playstation consoles and games
 
***STEP-2
Deliver your "fully loaded," unsealed Priority Mail boxes to any Family Pharmacy location across the Ozarks! Don't worry about filling out the customs-forms...this is why we ask you to leave the boxes unsealed...our team of volunteers will catalog the contents of each box and fill out the appropriate customs forms for you - then seal your box and send it on.
 
For a complete list of Family Pharmacy locations, including addresses and phone numbers -
follow this link: http://www.thefamilyrx.com/locations.php
 
Leave your postage money with the friendly Family Pharmacy crew, and know that you're putting a smile on the face of a local soldier this Christmas. These men and women sacrifice so much - as do their families - and they ask for very little in return. Imagine what a surprise it will be to receive a package from home, loaded with gifts and supplies, from neighbors and friends who just want to show how much we appreciate their service...Let's make this a memorable Christmas for these heroes who won't be spending the holiday season with their families!
 
** Please make checks payable to "Shoebox for Soldiers"
 
** You can support the program by making cash donations through the Seymour Bank in
Seymour and Rogersville
 
** Call "Shoebox for Soldiers" coordinator Rhonda Lutrull for more information, and to let her know of your support: 417.818.3046
Please make sure your "shoebox" is into a Family Pharmacy location by close of business on Wednesday, December 4th.

 

 

 

 


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