WSBT is again teaming up with the Rotary Club of South Bend for a donation drive-thru from 2:00 p.m – 6:30 p.m. today at the WSBT Stations, 1301 East Douglas Road, Mishawaka.
Walk-up donations will be taken throughout the day. We will pack and ship donations to those serving in the Armed Forces.
You can also include a personal note of thanks.
- Non-perishable healthy snacks (trail mix, nuts, beef sticks, energy bars, etc).
- Personal hygiene products (like baby wipes---often the only "shower" a soldier deployed on recon gets)
- Hand/feet warmers that slip into boots/gloves
- Shaving cream/razors. NOTE: Aerosol cans CANNOT be shipped, so tubes of shaving cream are best.
- Cards, individual electronic, hand held games, Sudoku, crossword, word search books
(In cans or packets-Single Serving size)
Chicken (pop or peel tops)
Peanut butter / Jelly
Hot chocolate mixes
Powdered Drink Mix Singles
Beef Jerky / beef sticks, summer sausage
Cheese spreads / small Velveeta cheese blocks
Crackers for snacking
Energy bars / Cereal Bars / high protein bars
Gum, Hard Candy wrapped
Nuts (all kinds)
Advil, Tylenol, Cold/Cough drops, Sinus Meds
Antibiotic Cream (Neosporin)
Baby Oil, Baby Powder
Body Wash / soap (be sure to triple pack the soap and not put it near the food as it leaves the smell of soap on the food)
Contact Lens Cleaner
Disposable hand and feet warmers
DUSTING CLOTHS for removing the sand from everything and every surface
Foot Inserts for boots
Insect Repellent Wipes/ non aerosol spray
with Deet (need in spring/summer)
Laundry Soap / Fabric Softener
Lotion for body and hand
Puma Stones for feet
Tooth Paste / Tooth Brush
Shaving Cream in a tube
Suggested Fun Time Materials
Batteries: AA- C -D -9 volt
CD Player with CDs / send batteries
DVDs Electronic/Battery Hand held games (include batteries)
Greeting Cards they can send back home (variety)
Mag flashlight bulbs,
Mailing Envelopes (no stamps) / Pens with Stationary
Magazines (all kinds)
Puzzle Books/Word Find Books
Small flash light for reading at night
Zip Lock Bags & Plastic lock containers for sealing leftovers and personal items
What cannot be sent: Pork products, alcohol, liquid hand sanitizer, or aerosol cans (they may explode). Do not send products in glass containers. Package all food items that may leak in zip-lock bags. All items should fit into pre-paid postal mail boxes –medium size
*With thanks to AdoptaPlatoon.org for creating this list.