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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Milford Jaycees holding "Soldier Drive" for troops

The Milford Jaycees are collecting donations for their 4th annual "Soldier Drive" at various retail outlets in the greater Milford area including the UPS Store at 167 Cherry St. and the EZ Access Storage on 540 New Haven Ave. until Nov. 28.

The Jaycees will send care packages to soldiers from the greater Milford area stationed overseas, organizers said in a statement.
A collection drive will be held on Sunday, November 28th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at Walmart located at 1365 Boston Post Road.

"Please include Connecticut soldiers in your shopping this holiday season,"" organizers said in the statement.

Some of the items sought include: socks, toiletries, (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc), shoe insoles and powder, books and magazines, powdered energy drinks, granola bars and beef jerky. Monetary donations also are appreciated. The donations will help defray the cost of packaging materials and shipping. Checks can be made out to the Milford Jaycees and mailed to 167 Cherry Street P.O. Box 284 Milford, 06460 or brought to the collection drive on Nov. 28 at Walmart.
"My absolute favorite part of the soldier drive is the packing party, because we get to see all of the hard work of the Jaycees and the generosity of the community come together for our soldiers, " Milford Jaycees President Jessica Kosturko said in the statment.


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