2015 U.S. Troops Collection Drive
The Argonne Club in partnership with the Lemont Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Post #5189, Ladies Auxiliary Division, will hold a collection drive for U.S. troops overseas from Monday, Nov. 2, through Veterans’ Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015.
Many, if not all, of the personal effects we take for granted everyday — such as soap, toothpaste and socks — are needed by our service personnel. Please consider a donation.
Monday, Nov. 2 – Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
Collection points will be set up in Buildings 46, 201, 203, 213, 233, 240, 362 and 401.
Suggested items to send
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, soap, socks, foot powder, razors, shaving cream in a tube, combs, shampoo, deodorant, antibacterial wipes/baby wipes (used in lieu of showering), toilet paper, Q-tips, liquid body wash, hand sanitizer, nonaerosol insect repellent, Tylenol, Advil, aspirin, antacids, Imodium, sinus medications, cough drops, cotton balls, eye drops, nasal spray, chapstick, sunscreen, sunglasses, bandannas, hats, t-shirts, duct tape, batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt), flashlights, eyeglass kit, plastic bowls or containers, disposable hand and feet warmers.
Feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, hair clips.
Beef jerky, cereal bars, protein bars, energy bars, dried fruit, gum, hard candy (wrapped), lollipops, nuts, powders to put in water, honey packets, sugar packets, coffee creamer, ground coffee, instant coffee, hot chocolate mix, tea bags, instant oatmeal and instant soups.
No alcohol, chocolate, pork or pork products, pornography, pressurized items (as they may explode) or products in glass containers.
Specially Addressed Care Packages
Employees who have family members, friends, or neighbors serving overseas can provide the name and Army Post Office (APO) address of those service members to Suellen Cook (PMA) at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Argonne Club at email@example.com to ensure a care package will reach that service member.
Please provide your name, phone number and/or email address so you can be contacted in the event the care package is returned to the United States. If the service member is returning home within a month, please hold onto their information as a care package will not reach them in time.
Your generous donations are greatly needed to ensure the health and well-being of our soldiers at war. Please join in making life just a little easier for those protecting security and freedom in far off lands.