Security Credit Union (SCU) has partnered with Operation Care Package of Michigan to host its fourth 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 10 offices in Mid-Michigan and two offices in metro Detroit, now through Friday, Oct. 23.
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.
“Military service men and women sacrifice so much to protect our freedom. Partnering with Operation Care Package to host this donation drive is a small, but impactful way we can give back to those who give so much,” said Christopher Estes, SCU President and CEO. “We invite community members to stop by their local SCU office to drop off items that will bring joy to our soldiers this holiday season.”
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 such as underwear, socks (white), bandanas, slippers, sunglasses and shower shoes. *Recreation materials such as 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 and prohibited items for donation, persons may visit www.ocpmi.com.