The Town of Oyster Bay is participating in a 2017 Soldier Collection Drive in an effort to gather needed supplies to be sent to the men and women serving around the globe and is asking residents to help support the drive, according to Town Councilman Anthony D. Macagnone, who noted that this is the tenth year the Town is participating in this collection drive.
“Last year, Town residents, with the assistance of the Town workforce, donated more than 1,800 pounds of much-needed supplies,” Councilman Macagnone stated. “This year, with residents’ support, we hope to surpass that amount.”
Anyone interested in donating to the collection drive may drop off items at Town Hall North in Oyster Bay; Department of Public Works (CSEA entrance) in Syosset; Town Hall South in Massapequa; and at the Town of Oyster Bay Ice Skating Center at Bethpage Community Park. The collection drive will end on Friday, April 7th.
Items needed include:
Antibiotic & Cortisone ointments White Socks
Visine Athletic T-shirts (black or brown only)
Pepto Bismol tablets Beef jerky
Tylenol/Advil Lollipops/Hard Candy/Mints
Band-Aids Peanut Butter
Deodorant (no spray cans) Toothpaste/ Toothbrushes
Powder Microwave pastas & soups
Razors Protein bars
Body lotion Tuna fish (pre-mixed packets) no cans
Body wash Feminine Products
Baby Wipes Travel Size Items
Sunblock/Insect Repellent (no spray cans) Dog Biscuits
Soap Pre-Sweetened Drink Mixes
**Letters & notes to the soldiers are also welcome**
***We are no longer collecting shoe boxes***
“I believe it is critical that we do our part to boost the morale of our soldiers,” Councilman Macagnone said. “This program serves as an important reminder to our uniformed service personnel that the daily sacrifices they make are not taken for granted. Your help will go a long way to support our dedicated military personnel.”
For more information on the collection drive, contact Councilman Macagnone’s Office at (516) 624-6618.