As we end the 2016-2017 school year, our final service learning project is to collect items that will be included in care packages sent to veterans, first responders, new recruits, wounded heroes, or their care givers. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene, and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support.
How can I participate?
- Purchase items on the Operation Gratitude Amazon.com Wish List, https://tinyurl.com/GEDSOG17. Your order will ship directly to Operation Gratitude BUT you must use the organization shipping address located at the top of the Amazon wish list or provided here, 21100 Lassen ST, Chatsworth, CA, 91311-4250.
- Purchase any of the items from the "most urgent needs" list and take to school.
Is there a shelf life/ expiration date requirement on items donated?
Yes, all items collected will be mailed at the end of May or early June. Please make sure that the items purchased have a shelflife/expiration date of at least 6 months from June 2017.
Most Urgent Needs: hand sanitizer (1 to 3 ounce size), Socks - mens or women's (preferable black, brown, green, tan; not white), Drink Mix packets (single serve, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, etc.), Gum, Lip Balm (with extra seal), Mouthwash, Tissue (individual packets), Q-Tips (travel size packets), Moist Towelettes (individual packets), Sunscreen - Travel size, non-aerosol, Travel Size Toiletries, batteries (4 pack "AA" or "AAA", Knit or Crochet Scarves and Hats, Cool Ties/Bandana Coolers, Handmade Scarves, Paracord Survival Bracelets, Beanie Babies, Webkinz, Trolls, Amigurumi, or other small plush toys (6 inches or smaller)