Sunday, November 29, 2009

Military Wish Lists

I just wanted to take a second to recognize, commend and THANK the TIRELESS efforts of Lordzmom at KEYSTONE SOLDIERS. She has been a steadfast fixture for advice...urgent needs...and just wishes for all branches of the military and all over the country (not just here in the Keystone state where she is based). I know that this time of the year is tough on many families and charity is sometimes the last thing we have on our minds.

But think, if everyone here donated just $5 at approximately 1200 visitors a day...we could raise $6000 in one day for SUCH an awesome cause!!!!!

Here is the current Military Holiday Wish List -updated 11/2009

* Christmas Stockings - 12" to 20" in size. Handmade or purchased
* Christmas hats - Santa or elf type
* Paper or plastic Christmas decorations - no glass ornaments or lights please
* *Cold drink mixes – Gatorade, Crystal Lite, Kool Aid or the individual flavor tubes you add to bottled water
* Ground Coffee (not instant) and hot tea. Coffee creamer and sugar packets too!
* *Power Bars, cereal bars, trail mix, granola bars and healthy snacks
* Ramen Noodle packs (the big cups are hard to pack and limit what we can fit in the packages)
* *Slim Jims, *Beef or Turkey Jerky
* Sunflower Seeds & Nuts
* *Individual snacks like chips, crackers, cookies, cheese/cracker kits
* *Peanut Butter & Jelly – small size plastic jars please
* Candy canes
* Small sewing kits and manicure kits
* *Sunscreen and insect repellent, Chap Stick with sunscreen, Carmex, Blistex
* *Body wash mens and ladies - small travel sizes (not hotel bottles)
* Shampoo - mens and ladies - small travel sizes (not hotel sizes
* Toothbrushes only, NO toothpaste
* Deodorant - travel size
* *Foot Powder and foot cream for athlete's foot
* Odor Eaters (for boots), Dr. Scholl's foot pads, blister pads
* Hand Sanitizer - small size bottles to carry with them
* Razors and Shave cream – non-aerosol only
* Mens and Ladies underwear in sizes Small, Med, Large
* Mens and Ladies calf high socks or boot socks in black or white.
* Hand and foot warmers
* Thermal gloves or glove liners
* New or used game systems like PS3, PS2, WII, Xbox or Xbox 360
* Video games for the systems above or small hand-held games
* *CDs and DVDs - New or used are fine. Current releases are appreciated
* *AT&T Global Pre-Paid Calling Cards (available at
* ****Money for shipping costs. Please!

You can donate through PayPal -the email address is: keystone @

-or- for those old school folks that prefer paper checks and snail mail:

You can download the donation form and mail it to:

Keystone Soldiers
P.O. Box 152
Fleetwood, PA 19522

or you can send a custom-made (by you) care package to this address (what a great thing to do with your kids!):

Keystone Soldiers
P.O. Box 252
5 S. Centre Ave (Route 61)
Schoolside Plaza - Suite A1
Leesport, PA 19533

There are soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines that are not receiving packages/letters...let's remedy that this holiday season!!!!

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