Operation Carepak on Track to Send Items to Florida’s Soldiers

The packing party for Operation Carepak’s first shipment is scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 5 in D-115 at the Northwest campus.

“We’re very, very excited,” said Jennifer Mullis, steering committee chair. “We have a lot of great people who’ve volunteered their time to help, including people in the community.”

Update on items, collections, donations, etc.

Below is an update with some of the highlights. (There’s a lot more information in this PDF.)

  • Items must be small enough to fit in soldiers’ packs. Look in the PDF linked above for an updated “hot items” list.
  • A $100 donation will pay for the shipping of eight carepaks; OR, 200 pairs of white cotton socks, 200 units of medicated Gold Bond baby powder, 140 individual serving boxes of Special K cereal, or 108 individual servings of macaroni and cheese. Checks in any amount (no donation is too small!) should be sent to Debi McElroy in F-256. Make them out to SFC- FACC Chapter/Operation Carepak.
  • The soldiers really want soft toilet paper.
  • Items are picked up for storage every Thursday afternoon, so if you have collection boxes in your office and you want to have them emptied, Thursday is the day. If you need a collection box, email Anne Marie Mattison or call 381-3828.

Community drop-off locations

  • Brame Architects, 606 NE 1st St., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekday
  • Law offices of Wershow and Schneider, 204 SE 1st St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays
  • Hospice Attic, 300 NW 8th Ave., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
  • Central Florida Office Plus, 10 NW 6th St., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
  • Alachua County Housing Authority, D’Acosta House, 703 NE 1st St., contact Mike Mullis (372-2549), 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

For logistical information, please contact Jennifer Mullis at 395-5236. For information about donations, partnerships, or the project as a whole, please contact the project’s founder, Anne Marie Mattison, at 381-3828.

Operation Carepak – website