Ossining Boy Scout Troop 49, along with American Legion Post 506, Parker Bale Post 1597 and Sing Sing Post 1123, is collecting care packages to send to soldiers by Christmas. Donations are now being accepted through Nov. 26.
Collection boxes can be found at the following locations: St. Augustine’s Church, Eagle Park, Route 9; American Legion Post 506, 58 S. Highland Ave.; Parker Bale Post 157, 11 Old Albany Post Rd.; Sing Sing Post 1123, 350 Hunter St.
Suggested items include deodorant, bath/body wash, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, lip balm, tooth brush, tooth paste, two razors, shaving gel, wash cloth, one comb and pick, skin lotion, sun screen, pens, spiral notebooks, envelopes, large sizes of green, brown or tan T-shirts and black boot socks. Please do not wrap the articles, just place in bag and deposit in collection box.
Photo courtesy of AP/Rick Loomis published in The Journal News 2001.