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Donations Accepted for ‘Support Our Troops’ Supply Drive Until September 11

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The City of O’Fallon and several O’Fallon businesses are participating in the Support Our Troops supply drive, which started on August 11.

Donations of snacks and personal care items for U.S. troops overseas are being collected, boxed up, and shipped by the nonprofit organization H.E.R.O.E.S. Care to boost morale and show appreciation to U.S. troops deployed overseas.

Items should be small, preferably the size to fit in a shirt pocket. No aerosol products or flip-top closures are accepted.

Donations are being collected at:

Cash donations are welcome. $16.75 will pay for shipping a priority mail flat rate box full of supplies. Checks should be made out to H.E.R.O.E.S. Care.

The items most often requested are:

  • Beef jerky and Vienna sausages
  • Chapstick or lip balm
  • Batteries – AA or AAA
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Tweezers
  • Fingernail clippers and files
  • Packaged sunflower seeds and trail mix
  • Markers, highlighter pens
  • Cough drops
  • Antibiotic ointment, hydrocortisone cream
  • Band-aids
  • Foot powder, baby powder
  • Combs and hairbrushes
  • Powdered drink mix – individual packets
  • Raisins
  • Canned tuna, tuna with crackers kits

The supply drive ends on September 11.

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