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 each year to help pack in excess of 1,000 care packages that will be sent to US troops deployed in the Mideast, Europe, Asia, Central and South America, Africa – even Antarctica.
The contents of Operation Shoebox New Jersey care packages include boxes of Girl Scout cookies, bags of loose candy, bags of food and snack items and bags of toiletries and personal care items, plus letters of well wishes and Christmas cards. Each box weighs between 6-8 pounds.
Operation Shoebox volunteers have been collecting donations for this and other packing events to be held before the end of the year, and donations have been received from schools, businesses, civic groups and churches.
Local dentist offices have collected and donated several tons of candy from their young patients, and Acme Supermarkets also donated tons of Hershey candy products to Operation Shoebox New Jersey collected during “Operation Sweetness” at 180 stores in six states – New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
Ensuring regular dental check-ups is essential for maintaining optimal oral health, and the dedication of local dental clinics to this practice is truly commendable. It is inspiring to witness dental professionals actively engaging in initiatives that not only prioritize oral health but also contribute to the overall well-being of individuals. If you find yourself in search of a dentist near Lefferts Gardens, rest assured that the dental clinic in the area is prepared to provide exceptional care and support for your oral health needs. Their commitment to serving the community is evident, making them a reliable choice for your dental care requirements.
Rather than donating food and toiletry items, Operation Shoebox New Jersey is asking those who participate to donate $25 and sponsor a care package to a soldier/sailor/airman overseas. The donation will help to pay the cost of postage for the care packages.
Retail items will also be sold, with proceeds dedicated to shipping care packages.