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UMe Credit Union Collecting Donations for Deployed U.S. Soldiers

UMe Credit Union is collecting items for the 9th annual Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly project. The community is invited to bring donations to the credit union during UMe regular business hours, September 3 through October 18, 2019.

Donation items will benefit U.S. troops stationed overseas, and should include new personal supplies, snacks and entertainment items. See the full list of accepted donations below.

UMe is working through its philanthropic arm UMeHelps, an initiative that facilitates members and the Burbank community supporting local organizations and individuals in need.

After the donation period, on October 19th, UMe will host the Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly and Community Lunch Event in partnership with Keller Williams. The event will be held in the UMe parking lot from 10 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.

Supplies Needed:

ENTERTAINMENT SUPPLIES

° paperback books (no hardback books, please)

° magazines

° crossword / sudoku puzzle books

° playing cards

° DVDs & CDs

PERSONAL SUPPLIES

° toothpaste & tooth brushes (individually wrapped, please)

° deodorant

° 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

° feminine hygiene products

° white athletic socks

° screen cleaning cloths

SNACK SUPPLIES

° hard candy / gum (no chocolate, please)

° snack bars: protein, granola, nutrition, cereal, etc.

° oatmeal packets

° dried fruit / nuts / seeds / jerky

° hot sauce packets

° drink packets: kool-aid, crystal light hot cocoa, etc.

Thank A Soldier Event Packs Over 1000 Boxes For U.S. Troops

Soldiers overseas will be very happy to see all the boxes coming from Burbank, California, this holiday season.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

The Burbank community gathered together on Saturday morning, October 13, in the UMe Credit Union Parking lot and packed boxes with everyday essentials such as deodorant, disposable razors, foot powder, handy wipes, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Also included were plenty of snacks including gum, protein bars, sunflower seeds and Kool-Aid packs.

To entertain the troops during downtime, volunteers added books, crossword puzzles, DVDs and CDs.

While some packed boxes, others wrote personal letters of thanks and children colored pictures to be included in the packages.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

The event was sponsored by Keller Williams, and the Keller Williams Band provided entertainment while volunteers worked.  Volunteers were also treated to tacos, cookies and water.

Here is a photo gallery from the event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Gets Together to Support Troops

UMe Credit Union, in a partnership with Keller Williams Burbank, joined together for their annual Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly project, created to comfort U.S. troops overseas.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

UMe members and community neighbors brought donations to the credit union branch during September and October to be packed up by volunteers.

Items will benefit deployed U.S. troops and included personal supplies (wrapped toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, shaving cream, and razors), snacks (hard candy, protein bars, jerky) and entertainment (paperback books, playing cards, DVDs).

This past Saturday UMe hosted the Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly and Community BBQ Event which feature live music and free lunch (with a donation). Donated items were packaged and prepared for troops as a thank you for their hard work and sacrifice.

 

 

UMe Credit Union Seeking Donations For Thank-A-Soldier

UMe Credit Union announced its partnership with Keller Williams Burbank for the 7th annual Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly project, created to comfort U.S. troops overseas.

From September 11 through October 20, 2017, UMe members and community neighbors can bring donations to the credit union branch during business hours.

Items will benefit deployed U.S. troops, and include personal supplies (wrapped toothpaste and tooth brushes, deodorant, shaving cream and razors), snacks (hard candy, protein bars, jerky) and entertainment (paperback books, playing cards, DVDs).

The project is part of UMeHelps, an initiative that allows UMe’s members and the Burbank community at-large to support local organizations and individuals in need.

Following the donation period, UMe will host the Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly and Community BBQ Event on October 21, 2017. Held in the credit union parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will feature live music and free lunch (with a donation). Donated items will be packaged and prepared for troops as a thank you for their hard work and sacrifice.

In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” – we’re asking UMe members to help us collect donations for the 7th Annual Thank-A-Soldier Care Box Assembly project. You can drop off donations at the Credit Union anytime September 11 – October 20.

Acceptable donation items are listed below. Thank you!

Personal Supplies

° toothpaste & tooth brushes (individually wrapped)

° deodorant

° 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

Snack Supplies

° hard candy / gum (no chocolate items, please)

° protein bars / granola bars / nutrition bars / rice krispy treats

° oatmeal packets

° dried fruit

° nuts / seeds

° jerky

° hot sauce packets

° kool-aid packets / crystal light packets

° hot chocolate packets

Entertainment Supplies

° paperback books (no hardback books, please)

° magazines

° crossword puzzle books / sudoku puzzles books

° playing cards

° DVDs & CDs

PLEASE NOTE: No glass, no chocolate, & no overly fragrant/heavily scented items, please.

UMe is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. For more information, please call Anita Hutchinson at (818) 238-2900, ext. 240.