For Immediate Release
October 8, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Miami Lakes, FL - The Town of Miami Lakes Veterans Committee is in need of your help! Residents are asked to assist Operation: Care and Comfort to complete their mission to send care packages overseas to our troops.
The Veterans Committee will be collecting items until Veterans Day. Items donated by November 11th will be packed and shipped in time for Holiday delivery.
Donations such as non-perishable foods, snacks and treats, personal hygiene accessories and toiletries, batteries, socks, hand towels, notebooks and pens can be dropped off at the first floor reception desk at Town Hall, 6601 Main Street.
The following Care and Comfort items are needed on a continuing basis for our deployed U.S. forces:
Snacks, Foods, and Treats
Individually wrapped hard candy ( Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Skittles, lollipops, Life Savers, Sweet Tarts, etc), chewing and bubble gum, mints, breath strips (No home made items, please.
Small packages (lunch box sized) of nuts, seeds, pretzels, cookies, chips (Pringle type containers best), Cracker Jacks, crackers, Corn Nuts, fruit snacks and fruit leather, Gardettos
Trail Mix, energy bars, protein bars, breakfast and granola bars, nut bars, instant oatmeal, Kraft Easy Mac, ramen, Cup a Noodles
Powdered, sweetened drink mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid), ground or instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, cider mix, sugar, sweetener, Coffee Mate, and condiment packets
Canned meats (NO PORK!), stews, chili, ravioli, soups, fruit, beef jerky, non-refrigerated microwavable meals
Personal, Hygiene and Toiletries
Hotel/travel sized gel deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash, toothbrushes, dental floss and lip balm
For Females: Hair bands, clips, bobby pins, tampons, maxi and mini pads, oil free face cleaner, makeup remover, nail kits, mascara and makeup.
Disposable Razors, Eye drops, Nose Drops, Unscented Baby Wipes, Wet wipes, Small Hand Sanitizer, Mach III Turbo Razor Blades and other good razors and blades
Small Kleenex Packets, Q-Tips (Large packages are fine), Anti-Fungal Creams, Band Aids, Foot Powder, Sunscreen
DVDs, CDs, game consoles and games (even older models as long as you have the connectors), AAA and AA batteries, pens, pencils, blank greeting cards and stationary, stickers, disposable cameras, AT&T phone cards
Gallon, Quart, Sandwich, and Snack Sized Ziploc Bags (to make care packages)
Hand written cards and letters of encouragement for our troops.