Collecting for the Military

 
Hi friends! Thought I would share a project that's near and dear to my heart in the hopes that some of you would like to help as well. Zach works with a lady whose son's Boy Scout troop is collecting items for troops in Afghanistan. They are without water, eat MRE's for every meal, and only receive mail every 2-3 weeks. Please read the letter below to fill you in on the harsh conditions these soldiers are enduring:
  
  
Zach and I are writing letters and beginning to collect things to send their way. Here are a few things on the list of what the soldiers need:
 
Personal Hygiene Items:
  • baby wipes
  • Q-tips
  • eye drops
  • baggies, all sizes
  • dental floss
  • neosporin
  • tissue, small packs
  • tums or rolaids
  • sunblock
  • waterless hand soap
  • socks
  • band-aids
  • foot powder
  • fungel foot cream
  • lotion
  • razors
  • shaving cream tubes
  • waterless shampoo
  • body wash
  • chapstick
  • cotton balls
  • deodorant
  • foot inserts for boots
  • foot/body powder
  • air freshener
  • nasal spray
  • aftershave
Miscellaneous:
  • pens
  • letters from anyone
  • movies
  • cameras
  • stuffed animals
  • phone cards
  • memory cards
  • notebooks
  • can openers
  • coffee
  • gum
  • hand/feet warmers
  • eye glass kits
  • bandanas
  • nail clippers
  • small mirrors
  • breath mints
  • small flash lights
  • hand made items
  • single sheet sets
  • mini fans
  • sewing kits
  • icy hot
Food:
  • dried fruit
  • nuts
  • candy
  • poptarts
  • doritos and fritos
  • granola bars
  • beef jerky
  • chex mix
  • energy drinks
  • power bars
  • pringles
  • small cereal packs
  • canned fruit
  • peanut butter/jelly
  • sardines
  • tuna can/pouch
  • salsa
  • fruit pies
  • pudding cups
  • cheese dip
  • bean dip
  • donuts
  • trail mix
  • rice krispie treats
  • summer sausage
  • cup of soup

If any of you would like to help these brave men and women, please let us know and we will make it happen! They are sacrificing so much; this is the least we can do to thank them. God bless our military.