Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Send Santa to the Troops

There are several local drop off points and special events to donate to the troops. The items collected will go to local troops deployed in Afghanistan and Kuwait. Please try to pick up something extra or dig into your stockpile to donate. You can find find a list of the needed supplies, drop off point and events here. Check out Saving Addiction for the great deals at the drugstores; they have links on the side so you can go straight to the deals at Rite Aid or Walgreens. I love that they set up their matchups for the drugstores with free items first, then under $1, then other great deals. You may not need some of these free or cheap items, but our troops do! One of the Kroger deals I have listed that you may want to consider is the $0.50 Advil! Or free Colgate toothpaste. Or an $0.18 toothbrush.

Please donate what you can! Some of the simple things we take for granted are things that make life easier for our troops.

Also, if you know a deployed soldier, if you have their info (name, rank, mailing info) you can request that they have a package sent to them.

The site does mention that they have plenty of toothpaste and toothbrushes. I can attest to the fact that my husband returned from Iraq with several toothbrushes. That's not true. I contacted the coordinator and that message was from last year. This year they are short on toothbrushes and toothpaste. Luckily, there are always ways to score free oral care products. I'm excited to dig into my stockpile and give to the soldiers that are fighting for us. I hope you are too!

You should also consider donating to other local places such as Hospital Hospitality Houses, The Underground Railroad, or consider contacting The United Way for other donation or volunteer opportunities. I'll be posting more about other giving opportunities in the future.

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