For troops overseas, Christmas can be a lonely time away from family and friends. The Adopt a Solider for Christmas program has been sending packages to military personnel stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan for 11 years. Each hand packed box is filled with an assortment of different items. A few things on their wish list this year include socks, batteries, and protein bars. There's a number of different drop off locations in the Chico area. Some of the locations include the Chico Theater Company, InMotion Fitness, and Powell's Sweet Shoppe. They hope to send at least 650 packages this Christmas. All donations must be received by Friday, November 22nd.
Drop off sites:
Chico Theater Company, Collector's Ink, Richard Couk, D.D.S., In Motion Fitness, Paradise Auto Body, Powell's Sweet Shoppe, Redeemer Lutheran Church, The Chico UPS Stores, Wittmeier Ford & Chevy Centers and Wal-Mart. Also, starting Nov. 18th thru the 22nd from 6-9 pm, drive up & drop off donations at the North Valley Plaza parking lot behind Wendy's restaurant on Cohasset & Pillsbury Roads
Soldier Wish List:
Socks, foot cream, foot powder, shoe insoles, long boot laces, nail brush, Q-Tips (sm. pkg), wet wipes, lotion hand sanitizer, sun screen, insect repellent, lip balm, batteries (AA, AAA) flip flops, razor refills (any brand) Bible, Sudoku, comic books, DVD's, CD's, washcloth, Lg. ziploc bags, Beef Jerky, protein bars, dried fruit, nuts, tuna lunch kits, powdered Gatorade, sugarless gum, peanut butter (sm. plastic jar), chocolate bars
For more information: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook: Adopt a Soldier for Christmas, or call: (530) 343-3260