Boxes of Love: How to help

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Members of the Seahawk Singers are (back row, from left) Austin McPherson, Nikkita Wolfe, Cheyenne Chambless, Megan Shrewsbury, Daisy Perdomo, Man Don Lun, Arthur Nguyen; (middle row, from left) Cherokee Chambless, Julie Mitchum; and (front row, from left) Lauren Sievers, Sierra Wolfe, Victoria Mullins, Alex Bergman, Danielle Van Doren and Brianna Andrews.

Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM.

The South Walton Singers, under the direction of Adele Armitage, provided boxes to each South Walton homeroom so students and faculty can help support our troops.

These “Boxes Of Love” will be donated to Semper Fi Sisters who will package and send holiday packages to our deployed troops. For more information, visit www.semperfisisters.com.

Please consider donating one or more of the following items:

Foods:
Beef Jerky / Slim Jims
Coffee (ground or whole; instant or drip. ground is preferred)
Powder drink mix (gatorade, kool-aid, crystal light)
Sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds
Tuna and chicken salad (in foil pouches, or ready-to-eat kits (no cans)
Protein powder and protein bars
Hot chocolate packets, herbal teas
Hard pretzels / Cheetos / Fritos / Chex Mix / Wheat Thins / Ritz
Hard candy (must be individually wrapped in large bags)
Granola bars / power bars / cereal bars / cliff bars
Fig Newtons, Oreos, Nutter Butters, cheese & crackers - small packs
Trail Mix, dried fruit, granola, fruit roll-ups / fruit by the foot / fruit gummies
Dry soup: (ramen noodles / cup-o-soup: just add water)
Nuts: peanuts, mixed nuts (salted preferred)
Microwave food (popcorn, Chef-Boy-R-Dee, Mac'n'cheese...)
Cookies / Girl Scout cookies (with chocolate: Oct. - Feb. only!)
Rice Krispie treats (store-bought only)
Little Debbies Hostess cake products
Oatmeal packs (instant: just add water)
Cereal (small, individual boxes)
Condiments, spices; sugar; salad dressing (no glass jars)
Caffeinated gum or candy (to stay alert)
Chocolate products accepted from October through March (it will melt in high temperatures!)
Hot sauce – small sizes (Ed’s Red or Tobasco) wrap glass bottle w/duct tape and double zip lock bag, bubble wrap


Entertainment and sports:
Batteries: (AA, AAA, C and 9 volt are the most requested)
DVD movies (new or used - recent releases only, please!)
XBox games, PSP, PS2 and PS3 games (new or used)
ITunes gift cards
Computer flash drives and thumb drives
Portable CD players
Head phones / ear buds
Electronic handheld games
Pens but only Stic pens, do not send with clickers or movable parts)
Small note pads or small notebooks
Stationery and envelopes; blank cards to send home
Double-sided tape,
Small, pocket calendars
Game books: (crossword puzzles / word search books / math puzzle books / mad libs / logic problems / sudoku)
Yo-yo's, dominoes, playing cards (new), poker chips and mats, dice
Board games (Uno, Othello, Checkers - travel size is great, too!)
Frisbees / hackey sacks
Music CDs, or sports DVD of basketball games, football or baseball games
Sports, hunting, fishing magazines and books


Hygiene
Baby Wipes
Hand sanitizer wipes (liquid tends to make mud on dirty hands)
Body wash, liquid soap, facial cleanser
Shampoo /conditioner (travel size)
Hair gel (for female troops to pull hair back)
Combs / brushes / bobby pins (in original packaging, please)
Deodorant (travel size)
Razors (disposable or "Intuition" or "mach 3" types)
Shaving cream in tubes / shaving soap (no cans of shaving cream, please!)
Lip balm / Chapstick / Carmex / Blistex
Foot powder (medicated gold bond is one often used)
Tissues (individual packs; travel size only)
Hand and body lotion / moisturizer (travel size)
Bug spray / deet / skin-so-soft
Mouthwash (travel size)
Toothpaste and toothbrushes and dental floss
Breath mints / breath strips
Lozenges / cough drops
Loufa sponges / buff puffs / washcloths
Nail files / emery boards / nail clippers
Feminine hygiene products (panty liners and tampons)
Qtips - also used to clean guns!
Cotton balls
Band-aids, gauze pads, first aid kits / ace bandages, icy hot or Bengay cream
Moleskin
Shoe insole cushions (gel kind is best)
Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or aspirin packets (individual unopened packages only)
Eye drops (i.e. Visine)
Nasal spray
Vitamins (multi-vitamins are always needed! original containers unopened

Other:
T-shirts: cotton green and tan under shirts - new (sizes: M, L and XL) long sleeve T-shirts also
Disposable hand warmers and foot warmers (in the wintertime)
Laundry detergent, trial paks or individual paks
Bounce dryer sheets (used to put in boots, between clothes and sometimes to deter bugs)
Air fresheners (standalone-not plug-in. car types are also good)
Socks: black, olive green & white (cotton or wool)
Small toys (Beanie babies) and school supplies for Iraqi and Afghan children
Patriotic knick-knacks, USA flags, flags from your state, bandanas, baseball hats, football jerseys, banners to tack on their walls or tents.
Black or green duct tape, small tool kits, dust masks, carpentry tools, fly swatters, fly paper, mosquito netting, bug repellent in plastic pump bottles only (no aerosol cans, please)
Gun cleaning supplies (lube) such as militec-1 and Clp
Fleece blankets
Winter hats (Hand knitted hats in black, tan or green are always welcome.)
Small survival mirrors


 



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