Packing for the Troops - Clifton Cares and You
The calendar says it's September -- even though it was 90 degrees earlier this week -- and that means it is time for Clifton Cares to begin our holiday appeal for supplies. Deployment can be lonely, especially during the holidays, and the care packages Clifton Cares sends bring a little bit of the comforts of home to the military men and women who are missing their families.
Packing for our military will be in November so we are reaching out to our supportive Clifton friends for your generous donations of food and personal care supplies. Troop favorites include ramen noodles, beef jerky, crackers, gum, power bars, and all kinds of cookies and candy. They also need flavored powders to put in their water bottles.
Small bottles of toiletries, hand sanitizers, shampoo, and soap are always needed, as are toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, sunblock, and lip balm.
Also appreciated are magazines, puzzle books, paperbacks, and cheery cards for them - if you're a teacher, having your students write a card or draw a picture makes a wonderful and short class project.
All donations can be brought to the Clifton Cares bin at City Hall (900 Clifton Avenue) any time up to November 14.
Monetary donations are always appreciated, too. Packages are now $20.00 each to mail and your donation helps to cover these charges. Clifton Cares is a 501c3 non-profit so your donation, payable to Clifton Cares Inc., is tax deductible. Checks should be sent to:
Clifton Cares Inc.
Clifton City Hall
900 Clifton Ave.
Clifton, NJ 07013
If you know of a military person deployed overseas, we would like to add him or her to our list. Please contact Chris Liszner at 973 650-2719 with their information.
Thank you for your continued support and for bringing a little bit of home to our troops.