Throughout the year, Kingwood Rotarians help the Blue Star Moms of Houston (which is based in the Humble/Kingwood area) by purchasing non-perishable to fill boxes of "Care Packages From Home" for our local military service members in combat zones in harm's way
 
This weekend, we're doing our shopping to fill up our SUVs and delivering the goodies on Monday, November 14th and sorting all the items.  On Tuesday night, we'll help fill all the boxes.
 
Four times each year we help fill and pack the care boxes which are shipped immediately overseas.
 
Please consider donating items to help us fill the boxes to the brim with items from home. 
Please see the photo on the left (and bottom of this story) for items needed which include (see photos at bottom of page):
  • Individual serving pop-top cans of:  fruit, soup, chili, etc
  • Individual packages of oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Hard candy (nothing that melts)
  • Chewing gum
  • Pop-top cans or pouches of tuna
  • Hard candies (peppermint, etc.)
  • Pop-top cans of Bean Dip (They are from Texas!)
We'll also pack 100+ boxes of personal care items (male & female):  
  • Non-aerosol shaving cream
  • Disposable razors
  • Chapstick / lip balm
  • Socks
  • Foot powder
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Deodorant (non-aerosol)
  • Body lotion
  • Tampons and sanitary pads
 
Please consider stopping by Costco, Sam's Club, etc. to purchase items.
 
To make a monetary donation, visit www.bsmhoustonarea.org. Monetary donations help the Blue Star Moms to cover the more than $20,000 a year they spend on postage to send these care packages.
 
If you have questions, please contact Kingwood Rotarian Charlie Buscemi at 713-598-7129 or cjsb@SuddenLink.net.
 
These are items that will fill the boxes for our brave troops: