FLINT — Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host the third annual “Support Our Troops” donation drive, as the nonprofit prepares to send care packages to United States soldiers overseas.
Donations will be accepted at SCU’s nine offices in mid-Michigan and two offices in metro Detroit from Sept. 2-Oct. 24.
Operation Care Package of Michigan aims to provide deployed military service men and women with the comforts of home by collecting, compiling and sending care packages overseas. Items collected during SCU’s “Support Our Troops” drive will be packaged and shipped to the troops during the holiday season.
“Service men and women give up so much to ensure our safety,” said Christopher Estes, SCU president and CEO. “It’s an honor to host this donation drive in partnership with Operation Care Package and bring a touch of home to military personnel on active duty.”
Suggested items include:
• Personal toiletries (no travel size please): shampoo, bar soap, lip balm, dental floss, deodorant, baby wipes, lotion, eye drops, Tylenol and Motrin and disposable razors.
• Non-perishable food items: beef jerky, chips, crackers, cookies, dry cereal, protein bars, energy drinks, instant oatmeal, microwave popcorn, pudding cups and hard candies.
• Clothing: underwear, socks (white), bandanas, slippers, sunglasses and shower shoes.
• Recreation materials: board games, batteries, puzzles, books, CDs and DVDs, video games, athletic equipment, sewing kits, stationery and prepaid phone cards.
For a complete list of suggested as well as prohibited items for donation, visit www.ocpmi.com. — G.G.