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Operation Shoebox New Jersey Invites Volunteers to Help Assemble Christmas Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ  – Volunteers are invited to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble Christmas care packages for shipment to US troops overseas on Saturday, Nov.19th at  the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. This is the 12th consecutive year the VFW has hosted the holiday packing; hundreds of volunteers turn out […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Invites Volunteers to Help Assemble Christmas Care Packages for US Troops Overseas

MANVILLE, NJ  – Volunteers are invited to help Operation Shoebox New Jersey assemble Christmas care packages for shipment to US troops overseas on Saturday, Nov.19th at  the Manville VFW, 600 Washington Ave., from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. This is the 12th consecutive year the VFW has hosted the holiday packing; hundreds of volunteers turn out […]

Acme Supermarkets, Hershey Corporation Partner with OpShoeboxNJ to Sponsor “Operation Sweetness” Candy Collection in NJ, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland<

Weekly sales circulars distributed by ACME advertise the “Operation Sweetness” program. Shoppers are encouraged to stock up on Halloween candy as well as making a purchase for US troops overseas. Bins and carts are located in front of each store, where shoppers can drop off their donations. ACME will deliver the candy to Operation Shoebox […]

Somerville Mayor Brian Gallagher Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Mayor Brian Gallagher got the call to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Friday night’s Somerset Patriots game at TD Bank Ballpark against the Sugar Land Skeeters. The game was the kick-off to the Patriots’ Independence Weekend celebration. Gallagher was representing Operation Shoebox New Jersey, the game sponsor. Gallagher’s son, […]

OPSHBX NJ Invites Volunteers to July 22 Packing Event at TD Bank Ballpark

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Volunteers are needed to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to US troops deployed around the world on Saturday, July 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. The Somerset Patriots and Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host the event; members of the Patriots are expected to participate in the […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Celebrates 12th Anniversary, Invites Volunteers to Feb. 18 Packing Event 

SOMERVILLE – Operation Shoebox New Jersey will commemorate its 12th anniversary at the VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville on Feb. 18, 2017 and invites all volunteers to help assemble care packages for shipment overseas to deployed US troops around the world. The volunteer organization expects to pack 1,200 or more care packages. The event begins […]

Hillsborough Army Vet Takes Care of His Brothers-in-Arms

By TAPINTO HILLSBOROUGH STAFF January 7, 2017 at 4:23 PM SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  – James Ball, a young Army vet who lives with his wife and 1 ½-year-old-son Mason in Hillsborough, helped to organize and coordinate a packing event Saturday with the volunteers of Operation Shoebox New Jersey Saturday at Lincoln Tech. A group of […]

Hillsborough Airport, Rotary Clubs Salute Active Military & Veterans with Vintage Airplanes and Flyover Oct. 8

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The skies over Hillsborough’s Central Jersey Regional Airport will be filled with a rare showing of military and vintage fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters on Saturday, Oct. 8, as part of a day-long event to help Rotary District 7510 raise funds for various charities and foundations dedicated to assisting active US military and […]

Operation Shoebox New Jersey Hosts DoubleHeader at TD Bank Ballpark July 30 & 31 – Help Assemble Care Packages and Bid on Sports Memorabilia at a Live Auction

Operation Shoebox New Jersey will host a packing event and sports memorabilia auction at TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Somerset Patriots, on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. Saturday’s packing will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday’s auction will begin at the conclusion of the 5:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Members of […]

Rotary District 7510 Presents Jean Harris Award to Operation Shoebox New Jersey Founder

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – Rotary International District 7510 presented the Jean Harris Award to Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey at its Annual Assembly held at the Bridgewater Marriot Hotel. In 1997-98, the Rotary International Board approved the creation of the Jean Harris Award which bears the name of the wife […]