Volunteers needed to help at weekend Supermarket Shopping Sprees Call (908) 698-0333 for further information . . .Visit Operation Shoebox New Jersey at the Cape May Courthouse Fair Saturday, Oct. 25 . . . Volunteers needed for X annual Christmas Packing, Saturday, Nov. 8, Manville VFW . . . Chubb Insurance employees host OPSHBX NJ packing Nov. 15 . . . Hillsborough Rotary host IV annual Christmas and holiday packing Saturday, Dec. 6 at Hillsborough YMCA . . .

Help Us Help Them

Operation Shoebox New Jersey is in urgent need of funds to pay for the care packages we ship to our troops overseas

Each package costs approximately $25 to ship U.S. Parcel Post. To ensure the continuous flow of care packages, we must continue to raise funds. Please be as generous as you can, and help put a smile on the face of a Soldier or Marine. Operation Shoebox NJ is a registered non-profit organization.

All contributions are tax deductible. Make a donation on-line by clicking on the paypal button below.

Recent News

  • Somerset Patriots sponsor packing event Aug. 9th at TD Bank Ballpark

    An overall look at an Operation Shoebox New Jersey packing, sponsored by the Patriots and held at TD Bank Ballpark on Aug. 9, 2014. Volunteers packed 700 personal care packages for shipment overseas.  

  • Somerset Patriots ballplayers pitch in to pack care packages for troops

     BRIDGEWATER – Somerset Patriots ballplayers will drop their bats and gloves on the field and climb the steps to the concourse where they will help volunteers put together personal care packages for US troops deployed overseas at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, Aug. 9. The IX annual Somerset Patriots packing begins at 11 a.m. on […]

  • NJ Heroes Foundation & Investors Savings award $10,000 grants

    Operation Shoebox New Jersey has been awarded two $10,000 grants by the New Jersey Heroes Foundation and Investors Savings in recognition of their work on behalf of US troops deployed overseas. OPSHBX NJ is one of 17 non-profit New Jersey organizations to share $100,000 in grant money awarded this year by New Jersey Heroes, founded […]

  • Somerset Patriots go to bat for U.S. troops deployed overseas

    Bridgewater, NJ – Every time the Somerset Patriots win a game during the 2014 season they will be scoring a victory for all U.S. troops deployed overseas. Operation Shoebox New Jersey and the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club are partnering for “Victory Campaign 2014,” providing an opportunity for all fans to support the Patriots on the […]

  • “A Patriots’ Uniform Auction” following game, July 7th

    Fans, spectators, and supporters are invited to join the Somerset Patriots as the team signs a commemorative banner of well wishes to US troops that will be sent overseas  Bridgewater, NJ- Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host “A Patriots’ Uniform Auction” after the Somerset Patriots take on the Camden Riversharks Sunday, July 7th at TD […]

  • Help Support US Troops, Patriotic Doubleheader at TD Bank Ballpark

    Help support US troops overseas! Patriotic Doubleheader  at TD Bank Ballpark $20 Ticket package for 2 games!  Monday, May 26th Memorial Day, 1:05 p.m. vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs – Free baseball caps! Saturday, July 5, 7:05 p.m. vs. Bridgeport Bluefish – Fireworks Display!   All proceeds benefit Operation Shoebox New Jersey Pay in advance […]

Thank you from Southwest Asia

SONY DSCAlong with the rest of the crew of USCGC MAUI, we would like to extend our warmest thank you to everyone who was involved in sending us so many care packages! On a year-long deployment, your packages, thoughts, and support are most heartily welcomed. The candy and cookies are always a morale booster, and in an area with high winds, sand, and of course, the salty seas, the body wash and moisturizer all went very quickly.

We hope everyone is safe and healthy back at home, making preparations for Halloween! It is an honor and privilege to serve.

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
LTJG Jamie Kim
Executive Officer
USCGC Maui (WPB-1304)
Patrol Forces Southwest Asia

Become a philanthropist without spending a dime!

Help Support Operation Shoebox New Jersey through the Affinity Membership Program sponsored by TD Bank.
tdIf you are already a TD Bank customer, visit any TD Bank location and ask to have your balances included as part of the Operation Shoebox New Jersey Affinity Membership Program; or, open a new account at any office and TD Bank will make a contribution to Operation Shoebox New Jersey. TD Bank will make an annual contribution to Operation Shoebox New Jersey based on the average balance in all members’ accounts. Checkings, savings, money market, CD and retirement accounts are all included in the program.

If 100 people enroll, and their combined bank balance is $2 million, Operation Shoebox would receive a check from TD Bank for $8,000, based on the ¼ percent rate. (See below).

Contributions are calculated at 1/2 percent on checking balances and 1/4 percent on savings, money market, CD and IRA balances. Members’ accounts are not affected in any way by this contribution. Your account balances are used to determine the level of contribution and are kept confidential. It costs you nothing!

There are several ways to enroll in the program. You must use the following code number: A3342. Call Anthony Franchini, manager of the Hillsborough TD Bank, Route 206, (908) 359-7004 or send him an e-mail – Anthony.franchini@td.com. You can also visit or call your branch of TD Bank; just tell the manager you want to enroll in the program. Remember to use the code number.

The Affinity Membership Program is part of TD Bank’s philanthropy and community outreach initiative, as required by the Community Reinvestment Act enacted by Congress in 1977 to ensure banks give back to the communities they serve.


HOO-rah!! Four Marines at a base in Afghanistan are excited to receive personal care packages from Operation Shoebox New Jersey

Four Marines at a base in Afghanistan are excited to receive personal care packages from Operation Shoebox New Jersey


Thank You for Your Service Marine Lance Cpl. Brett D’Alessandro, pictured with Somerset Patriots Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle, at right, and Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey was the guest of the Patriots and OPSHBX NJ at the July 5th game. D’Alessandro, a resident of Verona, returned home from a deployment in Afghanistan earlier this year and is working on establishing a non-profit organization, BackpacksforVets that will help homeless veterans.



Volunteer Ops

Aug. 12-17 – Hillsborough Rotary Fair
Sept. 7 – NJSSA Sports Memorabilia Auction, TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater
Sept. 16 – Janssen Packing, Philadelphia
Sept. 20 – Hillsborough Rotary Air Show, Central Jersey Airport, Hillsborough|
Sept. 27-28 – Historic Soldiers Weekend, Fort Mott
Oct. 4 – Girl Scout Packing, North Branch
Oct. 18 – Packing, West Milford Presbyterian Church Women’s Club
Oct. 25 – Cape May Courthouse Fair
Nov.  8 – IX annual Christmas & Holiday Packing, Manville VFW
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Recent Packings

Oct. 7 – The IT Shared Services Regulatory Compliance team at the Johnson&Johnson facility in Raritan joined OPSHBXNJ  volunteers to pack 75 personal care packages.
Oct. 6 – Employees at the Johnson&Johnson Consumer Products facility in Montgomery helped pack 100 care packages for shipment overseas.
Sept. 27 – Girl Scouts from the Heart of New Jersey Council helped Operation Shoebox New Jersey volunteers pack 500 personal care packages for shipment overseas at the National Guard Armory in Franklin.
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Thank you from Bahrain


I wanted to say thank you so much to Troop 489- Brothers Ben and Sam Elliott as well as their parents Rob and Shelly Elliott, My fellow Girl Scouts in Service Unit 72, Fire Company #2 in Hillsborough NJ, and your community that donated items for the care package myself and fellow brothers and sisters in arms received!! We are very thankful; you made smiles come across all our faces as we head into these holidays abroad.
A special thank you to Ben, Orchard Hill Elementary School, Mrs. Kotch’s 1st Grade class. Ben please be on the look out for my card to you and your classmates :); Ava and the Basilone family, thank you for your heartfelt wishes; Makensie we love you too; Alexa Ramirez thank you for your kindness; Selina C. thank you for the drawing it is on my desk :); and I received another drawing with no name but to that special little someone thank you. I will send a photo of my staff and collection of cards afterwards.
Your gift was a true touch and we can’t thank you enough. Happy holidays and remain safe. Until we write again
Rachel Singh, PS2 USN Bahrai