the direction of Pease Greeter, JoAnne Schottler, 20,000 pounds of
sundry items have been collected and shipped to our troops
overseas as Care Packages, a long standing tradition among
military supporters that dates back to our nation’s early wars.
Schottler’s leadership, the Pease Greeter’s initiative began
in September, 2008 is now part of a program to bring our service
men and women a little bit of home at their overseas assignments.
Items have been generously donated by area residents and include a
wide variety of goodies. Troops
receive two packages, each weighing about 15 lbs. The
cost to ship is roughly
$1.00 per pound. One package contains toiletries and sundry
items and the other games, puzzles and fun stuff to do.
those of you that have loved ones overseas or know some one who is
serving, send or give one of the Lady Leaders their overseas
address and each month, we will pick several addresses to send
boxes to. Please make sure that they have a least 3 or 4 months
left on their deployment, if they come home let us know, so that
we can remove their name from the list.
of Portsmouth, at their Lafayette Rd. location, is a sponsor of
this program and has made available for purchase Care Package
bags. The proceeds benefit the Pease Greeter’s Care Package
Program. Look for the
in-store display prominently located near the checkout registers.
you should bring your donated items to the airport, for security
reason, do not bring them into the terminal but rather place them
in the back of JoAnne's Schottler’s, burgundy, Isuzu SUV,
located prominently in the parking lot.
To see a list of our soldier’s most cherished items, go
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Revised October 23, 2012