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    Thursday, September 12, 2013

    Support Our Troops Through Drexel’s Holiday Care Package Drive!

    September 12, 2013


    Last year, over 3,000 items were collected for Drexel University’s holiday care package drive. Thanks to many in the Drexel community, we were able to provide 60 care packages to our courageous men and women who are deployed overseas.

    We are happy to announce the kickoff of this year’s care package donation campaign, which will take place from September 15th to November 1st. The deadline for collected items is Friday, November 1, 2013.  

    Please join us for this wonderful, annual event and help us support our troops! All items from the list below will be accepted at the following campus locations: 

    • Main Building, 2nd Floor Suite, Room 212 - Undergraduate Admissions Visit Center
    • College of Nursing and Health Professions - 1st Floor, Bellet Building (in front of the elevators)
    • Drexel at Burlington Community College - Technology and Engineering Center, Suite 104 
    • Department of Public Safety - 3201 Arch Street, Suite 350 
    • Drexel Recreation Center - Welcome Desk or Membership Services Desk (3301 Market Street) 

    Please contact Tina Heuges in Enrollment Management at tmb38@drexel.edu or (215) 895-1629 for additional questions or pick up of items.

    Items Requested by the Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan Include:

    • Body Scrub brushes
    • Gillette Shave gel
    • Gillette deodorant
    • Hostess cakes
    • Rice Crispy treats
    • Plastic forks, spoons, knives
    • Countrytime Lemonade Individual
    • Packets
    • Baby powder (removes sand)
    • Fly Paper
    • Sand Scarf
    • Baby wipes (for cleaning rifles)
    • Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
    • Sunglasses (new or used)
    • Visine or Saline eye drops (sand still gets in goggles)
    • Chapstick
    • Shower supplies/personal hygiene stuff
    • Puffs/Kleenex
    • Puzzle or crossword books
    • Hand held electronic games - poker, bingo, etc.
    • Bagged tuna and chicken
    • Chewing gum/suckers etc.
    • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
    • Stationary (they like to write letters)
    • Foot powder
    • Sunscreen
    • Dry roasted peanuts/mixed nuts
    • Potato chips in cylinder or can
    • Dried fruit
    • Powdered drinks
    • Skittles
    • Slim Jims
    • Beef Jerky
    • Ramen noodles
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Popcorn
    • Peanut Butter (plastic container)
    • Fruit cups (plastic container)
    • Q tips
    • Coffee/tea
    • Sugar packets
    • Creamer packets/containers
    • Shampoo & Conditioner

    Special Items for Women

    • Moisturizing bath soap
    • Deodorant
    • Emery boards
    • Lotion
    • Small Mirror
    • Shower sponges/loofah
    • Body Wash
    • Hair Gel

    Please note, we are no longer shipping books, magazines or toilet paper. These items are not essential at this time.

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