Monday, November 15, 2010

Stockings For The Troops

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the American Red Cross Collier County Chapter this year to send stockings to our troops.

Volunteers are needed to help stuff stockings on Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the local Red Cross Chapter office at 2610 Northbrook Plaza Drive (behind Bob Evans restaurant).

Donations are also needed. Those items include lip balm, body powder, socks, toilet paper, sanitary wipes, magazines and many other personal care and comfort items.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please contact the American Red Cross Collier County Chapter at 239.596.6868.

The CCSO and American Red Cross are also accepting personal notes written to the soldiers. If you have the time to write a brief thank-you letter, it would mean the world to a soldier.

At CCSO, collection boxes are located in the Human Resources lobby and at the duty officer station, 3301 U.S. 41 E., Building J., East Naples.

For more information, contact Christa Renaud, chairwoman of the CCSO Agency Family Activities Committee, at 530-5714, or visit

Here is a list of most needed items for the soldiers:
  • Powdered drink mix (like Crystal Light)
  • Small bottles of bug repellent
  • Small packets of wipes
  • Packs of chewing gum
  • Footballs or basketballs