Red Cross Seeking Donations for Local Veterans

By WTAJ News

Published 09/04 2014 01:31PM

Updated 09/04 2014 01:34PM

State College, PA (September 4, 2014) Officials at the Centre Communities Chapter of the American Red Cross announce the collection of personal comfort and care items to be placed in tote bags and gifted to local veterans living in nursing homes and senior care centers in the area. The public is invited and encouraged to take items from the list below to collection points located around the area. The list includes specific items which have been pre-approved by staff at the care centers and nursing homes where they will be distributed. It is important to adhere to the items on the list for health and safety reasons. All items must be sealed in their original packaging, be brand new and full size, not small giveaway or trial size items. Items will be collected through September 30, 2014.

Items may be donated at the following locations:
YMCA 125 West High Street Bellefonte, PA 16823
YMCA 110 West High Street Bellefonte, PA 16823
YMCA Moshannon Valley 113 North 14th Street Phillipsburg, PA 16866
YMCA 677 West Whitehall Road State College, PA 16801 Christian Science Reading Room & Bookstore 218 South Allen Street State College, PA 16801
Centre County Library & Historical Museum 200 North Allegheny Street Bellefonte, PA 16823
Holt Memorial Library 17 N. Front Street Philipsburg, PA 16866
Centre County Veterans Affairs Office Willowbank Building 420 Holmes Street, Room 333 Bellefonte, PA 16823
American Red Cross Centre Communities Chapter 205 E Beaver Ave., Suite 203 State College, PA 16801

The list of acceptable items to donate is as follows:
● Socks
● Toothbrush
● Toothpaste
● Deodorant
● After shave
● Soap/Body wash
● Shampoo
● Comb/brush
● Body powder
● Body lotion
● Fleece throw
● Facial Tissues
● Hand wipes
● Deck of cards
● Notebook
● Pens/pencils
● Pencil sharpener
● Crossword puzzle – Large print
● NEW magazines
● Prepackaged/non-sugar snacks
● A personal note of thanks to the veteran who will receive the tote

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