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RSVP Military Care Packages for Easter 2020

Perry County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be assembling Easter 2020 Military Care packages on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Lexington Elks Lodge #509 - New Lexington, Ohio.

 

RSVP Military Care Packages for Easter 2020

 

Perry County Ohio Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be assembling Easter 2020 Military Care packages on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the New Lexington Elks Lodge #509 - New Lexington, Ohio.

 

Do you know any active military serving overseas?

Would they appreciate receiving a military care package?

If you answered yes to the above please call RSVP at (740) 342-7220 or email rsvp@perrycountyohio.net with their addresses.

Military care packages are sent for Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


What goes into a military care package?

Personal Care

Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, cotton swabs, disposable razors, travel size shampoo, individual packaged tissues.

Personal care - individually packed unscented baby wipes, eye drops, lip balm, unscented lotion, aspirin or other pain reliever, feminine hygiene products.

Foot care - Moleskin, medicated foot powder, athlete's foot ointment.

During winter months - disposable hand warmers, long underwear, fingerless gloves.

Goggle style sunglasses - your service member will appreciate these if he or she is deployed in the desert.

 

Entertainment and Communication

Reading material - paperback books, current magazines, comic books.

Word games and puzzles - crossword puzzles, word searches, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, frisbees, yo-yos.

Electronics - portable DVD/CD player, handheld electronic games.

Batteries - size AA and D batteries.

Writing material - notepaper, envelopes, pens, pencils, stamps.

 

Reminders of Home

In every package, be sure to include:

  • A personal note or special reminder of home.
  • Your children's art projects or schoolwork.
  • Homemade goodies in an airtight container.
  • The Sunday comics from the local newspaper

 

Donations are gratefully accepted!

Material donations (see list above) or monetary donations are gratefully accepted! Also, each package costs close to $20 to ship overseas. If you are interested in donating, please call RSVP at (740) 342-7220 or email rsvp@perrycountyohio.net to see what is most needed for this year's Easter Care Package.

 

From a prior Military Care Package recipient: