Donations for Carlton County Troops
The Pine Journal and area businesses will collect items to send to Carlton County service men and women. Collection starts Monday, Nov. 14 and will run through Friday, Dec. 2.
Drop boxes can be found at these area businesses:
Cloquet Pine Journal & Cloquet VFW
Esko Republic Bank
Carlton Carlton VFW
Wrenshall Brickyard Restaurant
Barnum Northview Bank
Moose Lake Art's Cafe
Cromwell Northview Bank
Suggested items for donation:
SUGGESTED ITEMS NEEDED- No USED items- Must be NEW
CANDY, SNACKS & FOOD
Gum, Twizzlers, Lollipops, Breath Mints, Crackers, Nuts, Marshmallows, Instant Soup, Power Bars, Trail Mix, Rice Krispy Treats, Sugar Packs, Bars (Cliff or Balance), Beef Jerky (They LOVE), Canned Fruit (pop top cans), Cereal (in small boxes), Condiment Packages (Ketchup, etc), Girl Scout Cookies, Granola Bars, Oatmeal (instant), Pop-Tarts, Ravioli (pop top cans), Coffee (instant), Creamer, Gatorade, Powdered Drink Mixes, Tea Mixes (sweet or tea bags), Koolaid Bursts- to freeze, Dried Fruit, Little Debbie Snacks, Sunflower Seeds, Corn Nuts, Homemade Cookies.
DENTAL & TOILETRIES-HYGIENE
Floss, Mouthwash, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Baby Wipes, Nose Spray, Cold Water Wash (Woolite), Eye Drops, Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products , Foot Powder, Hairbrushes, Combs, Hand Cream, Nail Clippers, Q-Tips, Razors (disposable), Shampoo, Soap, Sunscreen (waterproof-put in plastic bag), Tissues (heavy duty- i.e.Puffs), Toliet Paper (including travel size), Tylenol (individual packets), Wash Cloths, Chap Stick, Contact Lens Cleaner, Cotton Balls, Aftershave, Aloe Vera Lotion, Bug Spray (non-aerosol), Liquid Hand Sanitizer, Nail Files, Jock Itch Powder (in a sealed plastic bag), Eyeglass Wipes, Face & Hand Wipes, Small Packages of Kleenex, Q-Tips, Liquid Soap, Hand Soap (Ivory-it floats), Disposable Ice Packs (the ones that get cold when force is applied).
GAMES, MUSIC, ETC.
Board Games, Checkers & Chess (travel size), Crossword Puzzles, Playing Cards, Books (novel & short stories), Newspapers (local), Magazines, CD Fanny Packs, CDs, Tapes, Writing Paper & Envelopes, Pens & Pencils, Jokes & Comic Books, Journals, Frisbees, Portable CD Player, Harmonicas, Kazoos, Small Battery Operated Games, Word Find Games, Puzzles.
Bandanas, Black Tube Socks, Goggle Type Sunglasses, Reader Glasses, B-Day Decorations, Balloons, Baseball Hats, Small Flashlights, Stress Balls, Calling Cards, Plastic Spoons, American Flags (small), Baggies with zip lock), Batteries (AA,D,...), Fans (battery operated), Fly Swatters, Shoe Insole Cushions, Socks (cushioned), Sunglasses (black-no name), Sweatbands (or panti-liners for use in helmets).
THE GROUP MAILING THE PACKAGES WILL ALSO ACCEPT CASH DONATIONS WHICH HELPS PAY MAILING EXPENSES AND THE PURCHASE OF PHONE CARDS FOR THE TROOPS.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANYTHING YOU CAN DO FOR OUR SOLDIERS THROUGHOUT CARLTON COUNTY. CALL PHYLLIS ROUSSEAU-PINE JOURNAL AT 393-1507 with questions or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Support our Troops of Carlton and Pine counties
The organization Support our Troops will be handling the mailing of these packages that will be sent to our troops. The group sends packages to troops with local ties to this area and who are stationed away from home either within the U.S. or out of country. They meet the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church in Moose Lake. They accept
donations of items and/or money year round. Everyone is invited to join them; send a note to the email address and they will put you on the list to receive information. Contact them at email@example.com or call Lori Lind at 218-389-0170.