The Veterans Service Office for the Towns of Mattapoisett and Rochester, in conjunction with Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops, will be organizing “Christmas Care Packages” for the Troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Donating an item is an excellent way to let our men and women in uniform know that we care about them and that we haven’t forgotten about the sacrifices that they’re making on our nation’s behalf. If you would like to donate, please drop off your items in the box located downstairs at Mattapoisett Town Hall by Friday, December 6. Any questions, contact the Veterans Office at 508-758-4100 ext. 212.
Personal items (travel sizes): bug lotion, deodorant, eye drops/wash, foot powder, hand sanitizer, hand wipes, tissues, hand and body lotions, mouthwash, cotton swabs, shampoo/conditioner, shaving items, shower gel/soap, sun screen, toothbrushes, toothpaste.
Food: candy, coffee singles, cookies (packaged), gum/mints, hot chocolate, snack cakes, microwave popcorn, microwave soups, powdered drink mixes, sports drinks, iced tea, sunflower seeds/nuts, energy bars, jerky sticks, snack foods, trail mix.
Other Useful Items: batteries, current magazines, deck of cards, first aid kits, flash lights, generic card, hats/gloves, paper and pens, socks, and T-shirts, towels and wash cloths, toys for children, travel games, boot laces, sandwich bags.