"Here in a little part of Iraq it is very, very, hot. Today it reached 122 degrees and it's supposed to get hotter. The dust storms have been kicking up quite often but we continue to push forward in hopes that one day soon we will all get to go home to our loved ones. We are a BlackHawk unit that continues to fly and transport troops throughout Iraq. Once again thank you for your packages and appreciate your letters. The troops salute you all and what you do. God Speed"
Maj. Fred Walz HHC 1-150 AHB FOB
Delta, Iraq, Iraq
Bristol-Myers Squibb employees - more than three dozen - volunteered to work the First Base concession stand at TD Bank Ball park on 7/19/11 to help OPSHBX NJ raise money.
One of the most rewarding – and critical – volunteer opportunities occur Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am-3:30 p.m. throughout the year. That’s when OPSHBX NJ volunteers can be found in front of supermarkets where we hand out a short list of items needed as shoppers enter the store and collect the donated items as they exit.
It’s simple, it’s fun and you’re helping to ensure our troops continue to receive care packages from home. Dates and locations are listed below.
Helping to collect supplies is a great service project; thousands of community service hours have been earned by Scouts, CCD students, high school honor society students and college students. It’s ideal for families, clubs and organizations. Work all or part of the day. Call (908) 698-0333 to sign up!
Shopping Spree Calendar -All Dates are 9:30am - 3:30 pm
Jan. 13, Sunday, Route 31 Flemington Stop & Shop
Jan. 19, Saturday, Route 22 Branchburg Shoprite
Jan. 20, Sunday, Route 206 Hillsborough Stop & Shop
Jan. 27, Saturday, King Georges Road Dewey Meadows Shopping Center A&P, Basking Ridge
Feb. 2, Saturday, 177 Washington Valley Road, Warren A&P
Feb. 10, Sunday, Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex Pathmark
Feb. 17, Sunday, Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex Pathmark
Feb. 23, Saturday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
Feb. 24, Sunday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
March 2, Saturday, Stelton Road, Piscataway Stop & Shop
March 16, Saturday, Route 206, Raritan, Stop & Shop
April 27, Saturday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
April 28, Sunday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
May 11, Saturday, Route 206, Raritan, Stop & Shop
Saturday, Jan. 26 Girl Scouts packing, Mother Seton Regional HS, Clark
Saturday, Feb. 16, Middlesex PreSchool Academy, Middlesex
Tuesday, Feb. 19, J&J, Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia
Wednesday, March 13, Mount St. Mary’s Academy, Watchung
Saturday, April 27, West Milford Presbyterian Church
Saturday, May 18, Girl Scouts/Armed Forces Day Packing, Alpha Volunteer First Aid Building
Saturday, May 25, Princeton Spirit Committee, Senior Citizen Center, Municipal Complex
Saturday, June 8, XIII Anniversary Packing, Manville VFW
Saturday, June 22, Frank Valanzola Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament & Packing, Somerset
Register for an event or volunteer op
Operation Shoebox is always in need of volunteers. Want to help out? Register by clicking the button below or click here to see a full listing of packings and events.