Supporting Blue Star Mothers

By Blake DuBose
Supporting Blue Star Mothers

We are holding a drive for the Midlands chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America. Blue Star Mothers is a group of women who have children who are currently serving or have served in the military. It is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services to soldiers, like sending care packages containing personal, food, and entertainment items to active-duty servicemen and women. For our supply drive, we will be collecting their most-needed items, including:

Food (no pork or anything that will melt): chicken, turkey, salmon, and tuna in foil pouches (not cans), beef jerky, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, powdered drinks, Gatorade, spices (salt, pepper, Tabasco, seasoning salt, sugar and creamers), gum, Lifesavers, hard candy, chips, dips, crackers, cookies, Power Bars, granola bars, trail mix, cereal, dried fruit, microwave popcorn, nuts, soups, oatmeal, Rice Krispy treats, sunflower seeds.

Personal Care: baby wipes/Clorox Wipes, dental floss/picks, baby powder, foot powder, Dr. Scholl’s Moleskin, lip balm/Chapstick, eye drops, contact lens solution, hair accessories, deodorant, liquid/bar/waterless soap, sun block, aloe vera, shampoo, conditioner, Q-Tips, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, toothbrushes, or vitamins.

Miscellaneous: batteries, DVDs and CDs, flashlights, handheld games and puzzles, inflatable pillows, insect repellent/Deet (pump action or towelettes), cards to send home, long distance phone cards, magazines, playing cards, dice, footballs, Hacky-Sacks, dominoes, writing paper, envelopes, pens, Ziploc bags, letters and cards of support, children’s drawings, money to help cover mailing costs for the care packages.

Please contact us if you are interested in helping at (803) 750-9321.

 

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