41 care packages headed to servicewomen
Know a servicewoman serving in Iraq or Afghanistan who'd welcome a care package?
The Salute to Servicewomen Care Package Campaign is taking names through June 30.
Volunteers with UH-Clear Lake's student organizations have worked since March collecting items and raising funds for the campaign.
Donations of cash and supplies were enough to fill and ship 41 boxes for service women in Afghanistan and Iraq.
UH-Clear Lake's Intercultural & International Student Services, Women's Studies Student Association and the National Society of Leadership and Success organizations collaborated on the project to benefit women serving overseas.
In addition, a $1,000 donation was recently given by the Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. John The Theologian. Funds will be used to purchase supplies and cover the shipping of many more care packages.
The packages are being sent to women, men with women in their units, and chaplains serving in Iraq and Afghanistan to be distributed to female soldiers," said Julie Smith, coordinator of Women's and LGBT Services.
Supplies collected include toiletries, reading materials, food items, and handmade cards."
For more information about the project, or to share the name of a woman serving who would like to receive a care package, call UH-Clear Lake Coordinator of Women's Services, Julie Smith, 281-283-2578, or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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