UMe Credit Union announced today that they will be collecting items for the 6th annual Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly project. UMe members and community neighbors, alike, are invited to bring donations to the credit union during UMe regular business hours, September 12 through October 21, 2016.
Donation items will benefit deployed U.S. troops, and should include personal supplies (wrapped toothpaste and tooth brushes, deodorant, shaving cream and razors), snack supplies (hard candy, protein bars, jerky) and entertainment supplies (paperback books, playing cards, DVDs).
UMe is collecting donations through UMeHelps, an initiative that allows its members and the Burbank community at-large to support local organizations and individuals in need.
After the donation period, on October 22, UMe is hosting the Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly and Community BBQ Event in partnership with Keller Williams and Hands Across the Battlefield. The event will be held in the UMe parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will feature live music and free lunch (with a donation). Donated items will be packaged on site and readied for troops as a thank you for their hard work and sacrifice.
UMe is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the Magnolia Park neighborhood of Burbank. For more information, please call Anita Hutchinson at (818) 238-2900 x240.
You can drop off donations at the Credit Union anytime September 12 – October 21. Acceptable donation items are listed below.
° toothpaste & tooth brushes (individually wrapped)
° soap (no heavily scented soaps such as Irish Spring or Zest, please)
° shaving cream & disposable razors
° shampoo & conditioner
° lotion / sunscreen
° foot powder / corn starch
° baby powder
° handy wipes
° cleaning cloths for mobile phone & tablet screens
° white athletic socks
° hard candy / gum (no chocolate items, please)
° protein bars / granola bars / nutrition bars / rice krispy treats
° oatmeal packets
° dried fruit
° nuts / seeds
° hot sauce packets
° kool-aid packets / crystal light packets
° hot chocolate packets
° paperback books (no hardback books, please)
° crossword puzzle books / sudoku puzzles books
° playing cards
° DVDs & CDs
PLEASE NOTE: No glass, no chocolate, & no overly fragrant/heavily scented items, please.