The Gardens on Prairie Rose Apartment complex in Roscoe has teamed up with Operation Support Our Troops of Illinois.
Apartment managers will be collecting items to send to the troops until September 30th.
Donations are welcome Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Items will be collected at 4711 Prairie Rose Drive in Roscoe. For more information call 815-623-1808.
The Top Ten List of urgently needed items include:
1. Peanut Butter & Jelly (critical shortage)
2. Crackers to put Peanut Butter or Tuna on (critical shortage)
3. Canned Fruit
4. Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
5. Nuts in a 20 ounce or less container. No glass please!
6. Coffee (tea bag style of coffee or packets)
7. Unscented baby wipes, toilet paper
8. Pringles ( in a tall container)
9. Mints (Altoids, Lifesavers, TicTacs, Starlight mints)
10. Bag Items
DENTAL BAG ITEMS:
Individual packets of toothbrushes
MEDICAL BAG ITEMS:
Saline nasal spray
Anti itch cream
Antacid relief tablets
Over the counter allergy/cold/flu medicine
SHOWER BAG ITEMS:
Hand lotion (no pump tops)
Hand sanitizer (no pump tops)
Body wash (no bars of soap please)
FOOT CARE BAG ITEMS:
Socks--Men's white or black crew socks
Moleskin and/or blister pads