Events: VFW & Marine Corps Support the Troops Rally

SUPPORT THE TROOPS RALLY
SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2011
12 NOON – 5:00 PM
2414 Gerritsen avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229

The Marine Corps League Brooklyn No.1 Detachment 217 and The Argonne Marine Park Post No. 107 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding a “Support The Troops Rally” at the VFW Post 107.

This rally, a part of Operation: Brooklyn Shoe Box, is being held to get the Brooklyn Community involved in helping by donating basic goods – personal and comfort items, as in the attached flyer, for our troops in harm’s way, fighting those who threaten our freedom and our way of life. Monetary donations will also be accepted to help defray the cost of packing and shipping these items.

Food and soft beverages will be available for those who attend and offer a donation as specified above. There will be DJ music, an appearance by the Gerritsen Beach Marching Band, a display of vehic1es by the United States Marine Corps, the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, NYPD, and EMT.

It is our hope that all members of the Brooklyn Community gets involved in this effort and show our military men and women that we support their efforts.

SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS: (ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE FRAGRANCE FREE)

STATIONERY ITEMS:
Envelopes, Greeting Cards, Pens & Pencils, Lined Note Pads, AT&T Worldwide  Phone Cards
Batteries -All Sizes
ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS:
,Playing Cards,Travel Board Games, Dominoes, Crossword Puzzles, Word Find, Puzzle Books, Paperback Books, DVDs, CDs
COMFORT FOODS & SNACKS ITEMS:
Hard Candy - individually wrapped, Beef Jerky, Granola Bars, Energy Bars, Protein Bars, Fig Bars, Raisins, Dried Fruits wrapped
Cookies -wrapped, Crackers – Pretzels -wrapped, Nuts -wrapped (all kinds), Coffee Singles, Tea Bags - individually wrapped, Oatmeal Packets - individually wrapped, Creamers - individually wrapped, Sugar/Sweeteners - individually wrapped, Peanut Butter, Chewing Gum, Bottled Water
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS: Tissues, Wet Wipes, Hand Sanitizers - pocket sized, Clorox Wipes, Q-Tips ,Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Soap/Deodorent - travel-sized, Shampoos, Feminine Hygiene -(tampons, etc.), Hand Lotion, Foot Powder, Razors, Disposable, Shaving Cream, Insect Repellant, Sewing Kits - small, Eye Glass repair Kits, Advil / Tylenol, Socks Dark Colored,  Zip-Locked Bag

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