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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Care Packages for Our Troops

The members of AMVETS Post 2006 Auxiliary are working to get packages to the troops for Christmas. They are currently seeking donations and need these items as soon as possible.

Please consider donating:

Food items like beef jerky, peanut butter, nuts, protein bars, pudding cups, salsa, gum, instant coffee, jelly, sunflower seeds, microwave popcorn, snack cups, cheese spread, dry drink mixes, hot chocolate, ramen noodles, trail mixes, dried fruit, canned fruit, Fiddle Faddle, candy bars, Gatorade powder, instant oatmeal, dry cereal, cereal bars, chips in hard containers, hard candy.

Toiletries such as sunscreen, hand sanitizer, conditioner, disposable razors, toothpaste, dental floss, cold medications, cotton swabs, nail clippers, lip balm, antibacterial wipes, body wash, mouthwash, acetemetaphine, ibuprofen, cough drops, cotton balls, foot soak powders, lotion, baby wipes, facial soap, aftershave lotion, body powder, antacids, sinus medications, tissues, facial masks, cream or wipe-on insect repellant, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, foot powder nasal spray, eye drops, nail files, emory boards, feminine hygiene products.

Other useful gifts would include hand-held electronic games, CDs, magazines, dartboards, word puzzle books, throwing disc, soccer balls, bath towels, blankets, cooling bandanas, batteries (all sizes), DVDs, books, Nerf balls, phone cards, silly string, volleyball set, twin sheets, mattress toppers, hand and foot warmers, cell phone for recycling and items for K-9 soldiers.

These items are needed immediately so packages can be sent in time for Christmas. They are also looking for cards and desperately need sponsors for shipping at $17.35. Make checks payable to AMVETS Auxiliary or USPO and drop off at AMVETS Post 2006, 500 N. Canal St., Leesburg. Call 352.323.8750 for information.