Wednesday, September 12, 2007

McCain Tour To Collect Care Packages For Troops

John McCain's campaign announced today that it will start collecting care packages for troops serving overseas. The public can bring the package to any of McCain's "No Surrender" event. The McCain events can be found here: McCain Brings His "No Surrender Tour" To New Hampshire

At the ending of the tour, the packages will be mailed to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Here's a list of recommended items:

-Small packages of nuts, seeds, pretzels, cookies, chips, Cracker Jacks, crackers, Corn Nuts, fruit snacks and fruit leather, Gardettos
-Trail Mix, energy bars, protein bars, breakfast and granola bars, nut bars, instant oatmeal, Kraft Easy Mac, ramen, Cup a Noodles
-Individually wrapped hard candy (Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Skittles, lollipops, Life Savers, Sweet Tarts, etc), chewing and bubble gum, mints, breath strips (no chocolate or homemade items)
-Powdered, sweetened drink mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid), ground or instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, cider mix, sugar, sweetener, Coffee Mate, and condiment packets
-Canned meats (no pork), stews, chili, ravioli, soups, fruit, beef jerky, non-refrigerated microwavable meals

-Hotel/travel sized gel deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash, toothbrushes, dental floss and Brush Ups
-Disposable razors, eye drops, nose drops, unscented baby wipes, wet wipes, small hand sanitizer, Mach III Turbo Razor Blades
-Small Kleenex packets, Q-Tips, anti-fungal creams, band aids, foot powder, sunscreen
-DVDs, AAA and AA batteries, pens, pencils, blank greeting cards and stationary, stickers, disposable cameras, AT&T phone cards
-Handwritten cards and letters of encouragement for our troops