Military Moms of Bond County, IL
Contact Number: (618) 578-1808

Care Package Information: 

Collection Starts: October 28, 2019

Collection Ends: November 22, 2019

Packing Boxes: November 23, 2019 @ 9 am

Mailing: Week of November 25, 2019

Every Christmas we gather items for our Bond County Military to show them our support and remind them people back home care for them. 

We provide necessary items for personal care, fun items for them to pass the time, food and powdered drinks, letters and cards. Schools, girl scouts, 4H groups and churches have written notes and made Christmas cards to be mailed in the packages also. 

We mail the packages the week of Thanksgiving since some military are stationed overseas and their mail may take 2 - 3 weeks to get there.  

If you would like to donate your time helping the MIlitary Moms pack the items, or contribute money for postage or food, please let us know. We will advertise the dates via our facebook page and via the local newspapers. 

A sample list is provided below of what we send to them. Thank you for supporting our troops!

DONATION LOCATIONS: Funderburk's, Pocahontas School, Sorento School, Greenville Elementary School, Bradford Bank (both locations), Clippety-Doo-Dah Salon, CVS, Lisa's Resale, Watson's Drug Store, Bank of Hillsboro (Greenville) and People’s First Bank.

ASSEMBLY SITE: Bradford Bank Community Rm, Nov. 23, 2019 9:00 am 

Public is invited to attend. 

Suggested Items (but not limited to):

Gift Items – Small Puzzles, Books, Small Nerf/Hacky Balls, Paperback books, Travel Games, Bibles (pocket size), Handheld games, Playing Cards, Tennis Balls, Newer Magazines: Guns, Hunting, Cars, etc.

Drink Items - Packaged: Coffee, Hot Cocoa Mix, Tea Bags (individually wrapped), Mio "On The Go", Powdered Mix Drinks for bottled water like: Crystal Light, Gatorade packets, etc.

Snack Items - Candy (non-melting kinds), Cookies, Sunflower Seeds, Gum, Trail Mix, Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, Twizzlers (make sure nothing will melt or crush easily), single servings of chips, Ramen Noodles, Cup-)-Noodles, Seasoning Salts/Pepper, Lifesavers, Mints, Power Bars, Protein Bars, Snack Bars, Granola Bars, Dried Fruit

Miscellaneous Items: Clear Postage Tape

Personal Care Items – Small packages of baby wipes (non-alcohol), Travel sized: shampoos, deodorants, soaps, Lens Cleaning Wipes, Eye Drops, Toilet Paper (name brand), Nasal Saline Spray, Travel Sized: Foot powder, Kleenex, small jars of Vaseline, Chapstick/Lip Balm/Blistex in stick tubes, Tape (electrical/duct), throat lozenges, Medicated Foot Powder, Lotrimin AF, Odor Eaters for boots, Hand/Feet Warmers, Sunblock, Q-tips

Schools, Scouts, Churches, Businesses: Make Handmade Cards thanking our heroes or wishing them Merry Christmas

Buy a box of cards or use poster paper and sign them with a short personal note thanking them for their service If you want, please provide the school children’s names and addresses so the military member can write a Thank you Note if they so desire.

Overseas and Boot Camp Items:

Pre-paid phone cards

Stamps

Mailing envelopes & stationary

WE CANNOT SHIP: liquids, pork products, perishable items, metal, or glass.

Please call Randi Workman, Military Moms Coordinator, with any questions or concerns.

Please send updated addresses for your Bond County military service member by November 1, 2019 by calling, texting or clicking on the Forms for Parents link.