“We’re asking your readers to consider donating items from the list, so we can continue providing deployed troops with a bit of joy from home,” says Mauro.
Items needed for holiday stockings
- Small packs of cookies (no bags)
- Rice Krispies Treats (individually wrapped)
- Small packs of fruit snacks
- Tubes of nuts
- Tubes of trail mix
- Granola bars
- Protein bars (10-20 grams of protein)
- Slim Jims
- Hot chocolate (packets)
- Apple cider( packets)
- Drink mixes (individual tubes)
- Tic Tacs
Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. until noon each Saturday at Chapter #3 Troop Center, 6661 Clyo Road, Centerville. To arrange another time for drop-off, call Mauro at 937-238-2783. “Every week we pack boxes to send to deployed troops,” she says. “We accept and need donations all year long.”
If you’d like to make a financial donation, checks can be made out to Blue Star Mothers, Chapter #3 and sent to: Blue Star Mothers #3, P.O. Box 292722, Kettering, Ohio 45429
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