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OPSHBX NJ needs volunteers to assemble care packages July 27th

BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a packing event with Operation Shoebox New Jersey to assemble personal care packages that will be shipped to members of the US military deployed overseas on Saturday, July 27th. Volunteers are needed to help pack and assemble the care packages. There are no age restrictions. the packing […]

Be Our Guest: Dinner, Live Auction and a Bottle of OPSHBX NJ Wine

Dear Supporter of Operation Shoebox New Jersey:   Please join us Saturday, May 4 from 6-11 p.m. at a wine reception, dinner and live auction to celebrate the 14th anniversary of Operation Shoebox New Jersey at “Room with a View,” 2301 South Branch Road, Neshanic Station,  an elegant setting in the midst of Somerset County’s Neshanic Valley […]

Operation Shoebox NJ Invites Volunteers to XIV anniversary packing at Manville VFW

MANVILLE, NJ – Volunteers areinvited to join Operation Shoebox New Jersey pack care packages for US troops overseas and commemorate the service organization’s 14th anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 16th. The packing will be at the Kavanaugh VFW Post #2290, 600 Washington Ave., Manville, with registration at 10:30 a.m., followed by opening ceremonies. Packing begins at […]

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 poised to celebrate milestone event – 100,000 care packages

Operation Shoebox New Jersey expects to hit a major milestone during the Dec. 5th Christmas and holiday packing at the Hillsborough YMCA – volunteers will assemble, pack and ship care package number 100,000. Founded in February, 2005, Operation Shoebox New Jersey is a volunteer organization dedicated to maintaining a supply line of personal care packages […]

Sheriff's Award-Hirsch

Operation Shoebox New Jersey founder recognized for support of US troops overseas

SOMERVILLE – Rod Hirsch, founder and executive director of Operation Shoebox New Jersey, was honored by Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano and the New Jersey Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization during the Somerset County Law Enforcement “Show of Strength” program. Provenzano presented Hirsch with the Sheriff’s Recognition Award for his work with […]