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Operation Shoebox collecting donations in Pasco County to send to U.S. troops overseas

The Community Service Council of West Pasco is accepting donations for the 2009 Operation Shoebox project. Personal items and creature comforts are collected to send to members of the U.S. military stationed overseas.

Monetary donations are also accepted to assist with the postage fees for sending the boxes.

Suggested items include:

• Snacks such as Twizzlers, Fruit Breezes and other heat-resistant candy; instant coffee and creamer; tea and powdered drink mixes; beef jerky; canned fruit; small boxes of cereal and instant oatmeal; condiments (such as mustard and ketchup); granola bars and Pop Tarts; cans of tuna and ravioli.

• Toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and mouthwash; shampoo, conditioner and bar soap; hairbrushes and combs; hand lotion and sunscreen; disposable razors; deodorant; feminine hygiene products; foot powder; nose spray and eye drops; travel-size toilet paper and baby wipes.

• Other items such as cushioned socks and black sunglasses; disposable cameras and batteries; plastic silverware and zip-top bags; crossword puzzles and small board games such as checkers and chess.

This annual collection drive, which began in mid June, will end Sept. 10. Items may be dropped off at these locations:


• Associated Home Health at 3306 U.S. 19. Call Sandra, (727) 841-8199.

• Rasmussen College at 2127 Grand Blvd. Call Gary Loman, (727) 942-0069.


• Atria Windsor Woods at 13707 Dallas Drive. Call Jay Michael, (727) 869-3533.

• Windsor Woods Rehab Center at 13719 Dallas Drive. Call (727) 863-6795.

• Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave. Call Linda at (727) 934-4629.

New Port Richey

• CARES at 6640 Van Buren St. Call Lee Fenton, (727) 844-3077.

• Elder Planning Alliance, 4109 Little Road, No. 101. Call Lori, (727) 372-2702.

• La Casa Grande at 6400 Trouble Creek Road. Call Rich Beason, (727) 847-2980.

• Minuteman Press, 7117 U.S. 19. Call Bonnie Howard, (727) 849-5883.

• Morgan Funeral Home at 6025 Trouble Creek Road. Call Rita Brown, (727) 847-3999.

• Oak View Terrace at 7220 Baillie Drive. Call Karen Livio, (727) 842-9899.

• Pasco County Utilities Office, 7508 Little Road. Call Linda, (727) 934-4629.

• Republic Bank at Southgate Plaza, 5043 U.S. 19. Call Cindy Ewald, (727) 853-0842.

• VNA at 5641 Main St. Call Linda, (727) 934-4629.

Port Richey

• Jennifer Gardens Assisted Living Facility at 7334 Jennifer St. Call Sero or Marrianne, (727) 863-7866.

• Linda Clements at 9432 Wolcott Lane. Call (727) 934-4626.

• Republic Bank at 9037 U.S. 19. Call Cindy Ewald, (727) 853-0842.

Tarpon Springs

• Dobies Funeral Home at 701 Tarpon Ave. Call Linda, (727) 934-4629.

• Freedom Inn of Tarpon Springs at 1651 Pinellas Ave. Call Dee Isguzar, (727) 934-1000.

• Tarpon Bayou Center at 515 Chesapeake Drive. Call Linda Clements, (727) 934-4629.


• Beltone Hearing Center at 1318 Seven Springs Blvd. Call Laurel Robinson, (727) 376-8818.

• Medicine Shoppe at 10720 State Road 54. Call Brenda Benoit, (727) 375-2502.

• Residential Asset Partners Realty at 2511 Seven Springs Blvd. Call Victoria Barley, (727) 376-4900.

• Seven Springs Golf & Country Club at 3535 Trophy Blvd. Call Arlene Brock, (727) 376-0248.

Operation Shoebox collecting donations in Pasco County to send to U.S. troops overseas 08/13/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 13, 2009 5:33pm]
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