Project S.O.S. "Support our Soldiers"
Project S.O.S. "Support our Soldiers" is an ongoing community effort in the city. Thanks to the generosity of many residents we have been able to collect many items and letters needed to create care packages to send to our soldiers. It is our hope that we can continue to provide much needed items and letters from home to send overseas to our soldiers fighting for our freedoms.
Project S.O.S. "Support our Soldiers" is a two-fold effort:
Thank you for your help in supporting our soldiers. It is my hope to continue this outreach program throughout the year, until peace comes to our world.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Together all of us can work together to make a difference in the lives of those who have given so much for us.
Joseph M. Cicero, Jr., Mayor
Powder Drink Mixes (Hot and Cold)
Tea Bags and Coffee Packets
Cup of Soup, Ramen Noodles
Granola Bars / Cereal Bars
Trail Mix / Instant Oatmeal
Cookies / Crackers
Dried Fruit / Fruit Snacks
Nuts (any kind) / Sunflower Seeds
Hard or Chewy Candy, Gum (Wrapped)
Dry Cereal (Individual Servings)
Cans of Applesauce or Fruit (Pull Top Lid)
Tuna, Sardines, Etc. (Pull Top Lid)
Peanut Butter (No larger than 12 oz.)
Seasonings & Tabasco (No larger than 4 oz. - Plastic)
Beef Jerky / Slim Jims
Pringles, Fritos, Doritos, Etc. (Small)
Chocolate (Shipping only in our winter months.)
International Phone Cards
Greeting Cards / Note cards
Small Pocket Notebooks
Personal Letters (We include them in the Box, so remember your return address if you want a letter back.)
Word Puzzle Books
Travel Size Games
Small Bars of Soap (Hotel Size)
Purell (4.25 oz.)
Eye Drops (.05 oz.)
Moisture & Hand Lotion (Travel Size) Shampoo & Cream Rinse (Travel Size)
Antiperspirants (1.7 oz.)
Tooth Paste (Travel Size)
Shaving Cream or Gel (Travel Size)
Combs, & Brushes (Small)
Feminine Products (Individually Wrapped)
Gold Bond (1 oz.)
Petroleum Jelly (3.75 oz.)
Powder (1.5 oz.)
Noxzema (2.5 oz.)
Vitamins (The Smaller the Better)
Zip Lock Bags - Gallon, Sandwich, Quart, and Snack Size.
Please include a few boxes with your items because everything we pack goes in bags.
Dryer Sheets (For Bugs & Smell)
Air Fresheners (Smelly Tents)
Fly Swatters (Metal Handle Only)
Laundromat Size Laundry Soap
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:
When shopping, remember that our troops only have pockets and backpacks to keep their possessions in. Large items are too hard to handle for them. They also add too much weight to the box. Therefore, too much to ship.