High School Collecting Care Package Items

Written by on March 11, 2013 in News

Mt. Pleasant Community High School Silver Cord students and some of the district teachers are putting together care packages for soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
The 833rd Company from Ottumwa is part of the same Battalion as the 832nd Company from Mt. Pleasant. They are on their third deployment since first deploying with the Mt. Pleasant unit in 2005.
Care package items will be collected at the Mt. Pleasant High School office thru Friday. Check the National Guard website or KILJ’s website under news for a list of suggested items. Keep in mind, items that will ship well and will not melt. If you have questions, then please contact april.pforts@mtpcsd.org

The items below have been identified by our soldiers as items that they would like to receive. Normal toiletry items are available to most of the soldiers through supply channels and the post exchanges. The units’ overseas addresses are listed lower on this page. We will remove unit addresses from this list approximately 30 days prior to the unit’s redeployment to the United States. Please understand that the Iowa National Guard does not have the resources to provide mailing and shipping of items to the soldiers. The soldiers will greatly appreciate your support. Thank you!!!

Chips Ahoy cookies, individual packages.
(Big bags often fill with dust if not eaten right away.)
Other kinds of cookies!!
Pasta and sauce
Spices
Smoked oysters and sardines
Squeeze butter
Pringles chips
Individually-wrapped licorice
Microwave popcorn
Ramen noodles
Macaroni & cheese
Olives, pickles, peppers
(lots of bubble wrap around these items)
Cereal bars
Microwave pasta that doesn’t need refrigeration
Hot cocoa mix
Soup mix
M&M’s
DVD’s
Koozies to keep water bottles and cans cool.
Newspapers
Magazines
AA batteries
D batteries

Air freshener, stick-ups, Febreze
Holiday decorations
Holiday cards
Address book with names & addresses
Canned air to blow dust out of electronics
Stress relief squeeze balls
Sewing kit
Lysol wipes / wet wipes
Poker chips
Board games
Shoe laces for gym shoes and boots
Brown t-shirts
Boot socks
Underwear
Hand warmers
Inflatable seat cushions
Razors
Ink pens
Word Puzzle books
Icy/hot patches
Air activated heat wraps for sore muscles
Foot spa
Microwaveable plates and bowls, paper plates
Foot powder
Vitamins
Paperback books

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