Care Package Collection Drive a Big Success
Yesterday’s care package collection drive was a huge success, garnering nearly 100 boxes of items — enough to assemble several hundred care packages for U.S. soldiers — and $1,500 in donations for the Weymouth-based non-profit CarePacks.
Held at Milton’s Heritage Hall American Legion Post — which donated the use of its facilities — the collection drive brought out local residents from across the South Shore, who dropped off bags and boxes full of clothing, toiletries, snacks, writing and reading materials and other items for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to volunteers from the Milton and Quincy Republican committees, student volunteers from Quincy and Milton helped sort the donated items, which were delivered to CarePacks for later assembly into individual care packages for our soldiers. Visit the Quincy Republicans website for photos from yesterday’s successful event.