Do you know that some military Veterans are admitted to the VA hospital with nothing– no razor, no deodorant, no toothbrush… and no family nearby to go to the store for them. Others are in the hospital for so long they begin to run out of personal items they brought with them.
You can help. Through 21 December 2012 I am collecting items below (smaller
items will be grouped and put into hand-crafted drawstring bags) to be delivered to the Jack C. Montgomery Hospital, in Muskogee, OK in time for Christmas. Military veterans who need them will be given one of these “care packages” when they are admitted into the hospital.
America has the most generous people in the world. If you (or your office, church, organization, club, neighbors or just a group of friends) would like to join in, in helping our Veterans I have put together a list below.
Items may be dropped off at any of the Coldwell Banker offices in the Tulsa area. Please direct them to the attention of Wayne Barnes at any of the Coldwell Banker Select offices. I
can be contacted at (918) 645-1470, should you have any questions.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give. Merry Christmas and blessings to you and to the Veterans you will be caring for with your gifts.
If you would like to help please see the list below for needed items:
- baby powder (travel size)
- blanket (lap size for wheel chair)
- body wash (travel size)
- book to read (Something like Chicken Soup for the Soul, is nice.)
- comb and/or hair brush
- crossword type puzzle books (small ones) or find a word
- dental floss
- denture adhesive
- emery board
- hand and body lotion (travel size)
- hand mirror
- hand sanitizer
- lip balm
- magazines (specifically those about cars, hunting, fishing, boating, mechanics, computers, etc.) It helps to pass the time.
- nail clippers
- pen and small notebook
- phone card
- playing cards
- puzzle books (Crossword, Suduko, Find-A-Word, etc.)
- razor (disposable)
- socks (white) men’s and ladies (white cotton, crew and ankle length, both average and larger sizes; socks for diabetics also needed.)
- shampoo (travel sizes)
- shaving cream
- soft throw pillow
- stamps, notecards and envelopes
- stocking cap (or some very soft head covering for sleeping as some of the patients have no hair and stay cold.)
- sweat suits. (They are nice because they are warmer than thin pajamas, especially while the Veterans are doing their therapy.)
- tee shirts (all sizes)
- tooth brush
- tooth paste
- underwear (both men’s and women’s briefs–all sizes)
PLEASE NOTE: The hospital no longer accepts soap.
America has the most generous people in the world. You can help show that Oklahoma has some of the most generous people in America.
P.S. Veterans should be remembered more than once a year. Thus, I‘d like to be able to make this an ongoing project to help our Vets and do this more than once a year. For this reason, in case you, or someone you run into, might like to donate supplies later on, please hang on to this information, share it with others and watch for more opportunities.