Care Package Collection at Newton Mayor's Open House
During the Mayor's Open House on New Year's Eve afternoon from 1:30 until 3:30 there will be a collection of items for "care packages" to be sent to our service men and women. Bring your donations to Room 202 in Newton City Hall.
Materials and ideas will be provided for kids to draw pictures and/or write letters to be enclosed in each package.
Suggested items include:
CLOTHING & TOILETRIES
bandanas - t-shirts – socks – sunglasses - boxer shorts (m, l, xl ) - women’s sport bras – toothpaste – toothbrushes - hand/body lotion - lip balm/chap stick - baby wipes - shampoo (travel size) – deodorant – razors (disposable, cartridge) - shaving cream - dental floss - mouthwash (travel size) – sunscreen - bug repellent - no-pest fly strips - solid air fresheners - Ziploc bags (sandwich, quart size) - feminine products
granola bars - milk & cereal bars - pop tarts - sugar packets - coffee (beans or ground) - coffee filters - tea bags- gum - candy (hard or chewy) - Kraft easy mac - crackers, cookies - Slim Jims - powdered drink mix (iced tea, Kool-Aid, lemonade, Gatorade) - instant cup of soup (Styrofoam cup) - bagged chips (Doritos, Fritos, etc.) - canned fruit with pop top
Frisbees - tennis balls - disposable cameras - travel games (chess, checkers, UNO) - playing cards - AA batteries - blank greeting cards - electronic games - paper, pens, envelopes - beanie babies (used OK) - magazines (Sports Illustrated, Auto, Golf, People) - pre-paid phone cards - CD’s, DVD’s