2017 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 stationed overseas from Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, through Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The collection drive helps to gather and deliver personal care items to the troops.
Many, if not all, of the personal effects we take for granted — such as soap, toothpaste and socks — are needed by our service personnel. Please consider a donation.
Thank you for your consideration and support of this drive for our soldiers.
Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Collection points will be set up in Buildings 46, 201, 203, 213, 214, 233, 240, 241, 362 and 401.
Suggested items to donate
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, non-aerosol 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 and 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) or the Argonne Club 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.