Frank puts together goodies boxes for unites over seas. He must do well over 10 to 12 packing’s.
We have many people that cook home made goodies. People come to help pack and some to do paper work.
Children’s come to make cards and personal message’s to our service people. After all the work is done he has lunch for his help.
His next one will be:
SUPPORT THE TROOPS WITH VFW ‘MARCH MADNESS’
PACKING EVENT ON FEBRUARY 10
GLASTONBURY, Conn. – VFW Post 7659 and its Women’s Auxiliary are sponsoring a collection and packing event on Sunday, February 10, 2013, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes Street, East Hartford. The theme of the event is “March Madness” and is designed to support our soldiers by sending a little bit of home to those serving our country overseas.
Donations of snack foods, such as small packages of potato chips (less than 6 ounces), boxes of crackers, dips (in non-breakable containers), cookies and other fun foods are needed. The goal is to ship care packages that will allow our troops to enjoy watching “March Madness” basketball.
The group also needs donations of socks. All items must be dropped off between 12 and 1:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Day cards and spring cards and pictures are also encouraged. This is a perfect project for youth groups.
Volunteers are needed from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. to sort and pack donated items.
The VFW has purchased a number of tickets to the church’s chili cook-off for volunteers to enjoy, starting at 11:30. Volunteers should sign in with the VFW to receive a free ticket to the event.
“This is a small way that we can say thank you to our many devoted volunteers. The church’s cook-off is always a fun event,” said Frank Forrest, who organizes the packing events.
Monetary donations are also needed to defray the costs of postage. It costs approximately $15 to ship each 25-pound box. The total shipping bill usually comes to more than $1,000. Checks should be sent to: VFW Post 7659, c/o Frank Forrest, 165 Maple Street, East Hartford, CT 06118.
For more information or to volunteer, call Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.