Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CCSO Prepares For 2nd Annual Stockings For The Troops

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

Donations are needed to fill the stockings. Those items include lip balm, sunglasses, chewing gum 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, a collection box is located in the Human Resources lobby, 3319 U.S. 41 E., Building J., East Naples.

All donations are due by noon on Friday, Nov. 4.

For more information, contact Christa Renaud, chairwoman of the CCSO Agency Family Activities Committee, at 239.252.9900, or visit

Here is a list of most-needed items for the soldiers:

Powdered drink mix (like Crystal Light)

Lip balm (SPF 15-30)

Bug repellent wipes

Sunglasses (UV-rated)

Small packets of baby wipes

Packs of chewing gum

Small Nerf footballs or hackey sacks

Playing cards or dice

Small puzzle books

Various small toiletry items