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Annual Christmas for the Troops Drive

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The Montana Supporting Soldiers organization is hosting their annual Annual Christmas for the Troops Drive and is soliciting Christmas care package items for soldiers deployed across seas. The drive will run through Veteran's Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11th.

Collection boxes are located at the following locations:

  • In Great Falls:
    • Harley Davidson
  • In Helena:
    • Allegra
    • Van's Thriftway
    • Precision Embroidery
    • Scenic Brew
    • Hunter's Point
    • Recharged Salon & Spa
    • Stockman's Bank downtown
    • Christopher & Banks
  • In Missoula:
    • Missoula Aging Service
    • Jeanette Rankin Peace Center

Items desired include:

  • Cards and letters of support and encouragement
  • **Good quality coffee!! (bags of grounds or k-cups)           
  • *Hand and toe warmers
  • Fleece blankets 
  • Good pillows and extra pillow cases 
  • Glove liners
  • Black or white boot or crew socks 
  • White ankle socks
  • Flip flops for shower shoes – men’s & women’s various sizes               
  • iTunes gift cards
  • Portable games  
  • Small reading light & batteries
  • Stationery and pens               
  • Rice Krispie bars individually wrapped
  • Instant oatmeal in individual packets
  • Hot chocolate mix- envelopes
  • Flavored teas
  • Bagged individually wrapped candy
  • Chocolate candy
  • Sunflower seeds and mixed nuts 
  • Dried fruit 
  • Tuna and chicken in pouches        
  • Granola bars and protein bars
  • Beef jerky (especially Hi-Country Beef Jerky)
  • Raman noodles
  • Peanut butter - plastic jar 
  • Plastic silverware    
  • Baseballs & mitts
  • AA and AAA batteries
  • Travel size – lotion, shampoo, sunscreen, bodywash, etc
  • Liquid soap
  • Loofas - good for getting rid of sand
  • Non-aerosol stick deodorant 
  • Moisturizing chap stick
  • Nasal spray & eye drops
  • Mach III razors and blades     
  • Wipes & hand sanitizer 
  • Plastic baskets with handles for transporting shampoo, soap, etc. to shower area
  • Sweat pants – men’s med & large
  • Pajama/lounge pants – men’s med & large
  • Men's boxers - med & large
  • Men’s 2-piece button pajamas - med & large
  • Men’s Button short sleeve shirts - med & large

Montana Supporting Soldiers is a tax-exempt volunteer organization based in Helena that sends care packages throughout the year to deployed troops, military working dogs, and wounded troops in combat field hospitals. 

For more information, visit mtsupportingsoldiers.com, or connect on the organization's Facebook page. To contact Montana Supporting Soldiers, you can email msstroops@gmail.com, or call President Liann meyer at (406) 431-7699.

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