BNHS FFA Holds 'Operation Gratitude' Collection Drive, Requests Donations for Military Heroes

Posted by April Reiling on Feb 11, 2016
Tags: BNHS, Community, Events, Schools, Trophy Club Gives, Volunteer

Calling all Trophy Club Citizens! The BNHS FFA Chapter is putting on an Operation Gratitude Collection Drive for our Military and their families.

Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 150,000+ individually addressed care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers. Each package contains food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, as well as personal letters of support.

This year the FFA members will be packaging and shipping donations to be sent to heroes overseas. BNHS Chairmembers have asked me to reach out to each of you to donate items for their mission.

Items needed are:

Lip balm/Chapstick Blank notecards and envelopes
Toothpaste Earbuds
Dental Floss Puzzle games (Sudoku, crosswords, etc)
Toothbrushes Books
Deodorant (solid only 3 oz or less) Popcorn and packages of nuts
Disposable razors (packs of 5 or less)
Protein bars (no chocolate)
Non-aerosol shaving gel Mini battery-powered fans
Moist towelettes (30 wipes or less) Paracord Survival Bracelets
First aid items (blister band aides are the best) Hand/Foot warmers
Foot powder (travel size) Eye drops (dry heat)
Q-tips (small packs, 50 or less) Mouthwash (travel size)
Mini sewing kits Neosporin
Pens, pocket-size waterproof notebooks or spiral pads Bandaids
Travel-size board games Lotion, sunscreen SPF 45
Playing cards  

If you are interested in giving to our men and women items please contact Tracey Hunter at 817-965-2370 by Sunday, February 14th. I need to drop items off at BNHS on Monday, February 15th. Thank you all for supporting our troops. BNHS FFA appreciates your generosity and assisting them with their mission.

Tracey Hunter