JULY 17, 2013

Packages From Home community service project continues through July

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CAVE CREEK – Sonoran News is pleased to sponsor the “Packages From Home” community service project.

packages from home logoPackages From Home is a 501(3)c. Their primary purpose is to provide food, personal care, and recreational items to deployed American troops, at no cost to them. They collect donated items from generous patriotic American citizens. Their staff and volunteers carefully pack the donations and mail them to U.S. servicemen and women overseas. Monetary donations go toward mailing costs and/or purchasing special items to send.

Packages From Home has provided the list of needed food items. Everyone is encouraged to contribute!

To make monetary donations visit www.PackagesFromHome.org.

Special thanks for accepting our food donations during the month of July go to Sanderson Ford & Sanderson Lincoln, Rural/Metro Fire Department, Scottsdale Fire Department, Parkway Bank and Airpark Collision Center. Their generous support of this community-wide effort helps ensure our success. Wilhelm Automotive is a permanent donation location for Packages From Home; their support is sincerely appreciated.

Kudos to Sanderson Ford & Sanderson Lincoln for providing donation boxes and fliers and delivering them. Sanderson has also generously offered to pick up and deliver the food we collect during our month-long drive to Packages from Home, located on the Phoenix Memorial Hospital Campus. The effort would have been almost impossible without them!

If you have someone special serving in the military in the Middle East, please visit packagesfromhome.org, click on the "Request a Package" link and complete the form. They’ll be happy to send a package to your special someone.

Packages From Home needs these food items:
Campbell soup (10 3/4 oz.)
Canned fruit (12 to 16 oz.)
Chef Boyardee or equivalent (15 oz.)
Drink Mix Singles (Wylers, Crystal Lite, Hawaiian Punch, coffee)
Individual packs of creamer, sugar, ketchup, mustard, mayo
Jelly, squeezable, in plastic containers (20.5 oz.)
Peanut Butter (18 oz.)
Tabasco sauce (2 oz. size)
Trail Mix, Corn Nuts, Sunflower seeds, etc. (2-4 oz.)
Tuna (5-7 oz.)

Where to donate:
Airpark Collision Center – 7333 E. Butherus Dr., Ste. A-200
Parkway Bank – 6300 E. Cave Creek Road
Rural/Metro Fire Stations:
Cave Creek (37622 N. Cave Creek Rd.)
Carefree (37401 N. Tom Darlington Dr.)
Scottsdale (16309 E. Rio Verde Dr.)
Scottsdale Desert Mountain Fire Station – 9320 E. Cave Creek Rd.
Sanderson Ford – 6400 N. 51 Ave.
Sanderson Lincoln – 2121 W Bell Rd.
Wilhelm Automotive – 29233 N. Cave Creek Road

Sonoran News and Packages From Home thank members of the North Valley community for their support!

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