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Operation Shoebox collecting supplies from West Pasco to send overseas

NEW PORT RICHEY — The Community Service Council of West Pasco is collecting donations through Sept. 9 for Operation Shoebox. Donated items — snacks, toiletries, games and other creature comforts — are shipped to U.S. troops stationed overseas. Monetary donations are also accepted to help pay for the shipping costs.

Requested items

Snacks: Twizzlers, heat-resistant candy, instant coffee, powdered drink mixes, beef jerkey, canned fruit, cereal (small boxes), granola bars, instant oatmeal, Pop-Tarts, canned meats and ravioli.

Personal hygiene items: mouthwash, toothbrushes and toothpaste, nose spray, eye drops, deodorant, foot powder, baby wipes, lotion, shampoos and conditioner, bar soap and sunscreen.

Other items: plastic silverware, resealable plastic bags, batteries, disposable cameras, cushioned socks, black sunglasses, and small board games such as checkers and chess.

Drop-off locations

• Atria Baypoint Village, 7927 State Road 52, Hudson. Call Lori, (727) 863-5808.

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

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

• Consulate Care of Bayonet Point, 8132 Hudson Ave. Hudson. Call Nina, (727) 863-3100.

• Dobies Funeral Home, 9944 Hudson Ave., Hudson. (727) 868-4441.

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

• Jennifer Gardens ALF, 7334 Jennifer St., Port Richey. Call Sero or Marrianne. (727) 863-7866.

• LaCasa Grande, 6400 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey. Call Rich Beason, (727) 847-2980.

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

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

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

• Pasco County Utilities Office, West Pasco Government Center, 7508 Little Road, New Port Richey. Call Linda, (727) 934-4629.

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

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

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

• Residential Asset Partners Realty, 2511 Seven Springs Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 376-4900.

• Seven Springs Golf & Country Club, 3535 Trophy Blvd., New Port Richey. (727) 376-0248.

TO HELP

Operation Shoebox

For information on Operation Shoebox, call chairwoman Linda Clements at (727) 967-8852. Visit communityservicecouncil.org for information on how this group supports west Pasco.

Operation Shoebox collecting supplies from West Pasco to send overseas 08/17/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 11:37pm]
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