Washington Collecting Items for Soldiers

To make the holidays a little bit brighter for those serving overseas, Washington Middle School is collecting items for care packages that will give soldiers a little taste of home and support them in their downtime during this holiday season.

Some of the items the school is collecting includes: board games, playing cards, books/magazines, holiday candy/cookies, sketch pads and pencils, CDs/DVDs, seasonal decorations and more. In addition, the group is collecting food goods such as hot chocolate/coffee, canned goods, sauce packets, water flavoring packets, ramen noodles, peanut butter, packaged cookies, microwave popcorn, beef jerky, and sunflower seeds.

And, to make their stay a little easier, the school also will be take personal care items like deodorant, lip balm, medical creams, shampoo/conditioner, band-aids, etc.  

Above all else, the school is encouraging individuals to include hand-written letters with their donated items.

Individuals interested in donating items can drop them off at Washington Middle School Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 4. The deadline for donations is Monday, November 23 and items will be delivered in December.