October/November Adopt-A-Platoon Update

by Squadron 283 Editor on November 12, 2014

Care packages are continuing to be sent out at the beginning of each month. We were able to send some Halloween themed boxes in October and sent out Thanksgiving themed boxes this week. I have continued to get some nice donations that I have been able to include in our shipments. Thank you to the following companies: Just Born Candy Company (2 cases of Mike & Ike’s Candy), California Nuggets (1 case of flavored corn nuts), Somersaults Snack Company (1 case of sunflower seed snacks), Barney Butter Company (1 case of Almond Butter Packets), Au’some Inc. (2 cases of Florida’s Natural Fruit Nuggets).
Donated Products for Squadron 283's Platoon
Please remember to bring some donated items to the next meeting (November 20, 2014) to include in our December/Holiday themed boxes. We want to make these boxes extra morale-boosting for the holidays:
  • Pocket protein snacks such as nuts, sunflower seeds (different flavors)
  • Granola, protein, energy, and breakfast bars
  • Beef jerky and short Slim Jims
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Kraft Easy Mac, Ramen, and Cup a Noodles
  • Canned meats, stews, chili, ravioli
  • Canned / dried soups and fruit
  • Non-refrigerated microwavable meals
  • Powdered sweetened drink mixes, such as Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid)
  • Ground/instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, apple cider mix, sugar, sweetener, Coffee Mate
  • Condiment packets
  • Individually wrapped hard candy (e.g. Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Skittles, lollipops, Life Savers, Sweet Tarts, …), bubble gum, mints, pretzels, cookies, chips, crackers, Cracker Jacks, corn nuts, fruit snacks and fruit leather
  • Assorted toiletries for both genders: travel sized gel deodorant, shampoo, lotion, mouthwash, dental floss, toothpaste/toothbrushes, and lip balm, good quality disposable razors (like Mach III Turbo Razor Blades), eye drops, nose drops, unscented baby wipes, wet wipes, small Kleenex Packets, Q-Tips (large packages are fine), anti-fungal creams, Band-Aids, foot powder, sunscreen
  • For females: hair bands, clips, bobby pins, feminine products, oil-free face cleaner, makeup remover, nail kits, mascara and makeup
  • AAA and AA batteries
  • Gallon, quart, sandwich, and snack sized Ziploc bags
  • Anything to help boost soldiers’ morale: letters/mail, DVDs, CDs, pens, pencils, blank greeting cards and stationery, comic books, funny papers, puzzle books, paperback books

NOTE: Please, no pork products, aerosols, liquid hand santizers (wipes are OK), glass containers, or expired products.

Thank you for your continued support of our platoon.
Neal Conners

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