Posted by: an acre of oklahoma | October 27, 2009

Blue Star Mothers Collecting Boxes for Military

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The Tedford Insurance Staff is helping the Blue Star Mothers collect items for care packages this upcoming holiday season for our soldiers. Donation drop boxes and flyers  on the acceptable items are located at the following locations:

  • Arvest Bank
  • Regent Bank
  • Nowata Tag Office
  • Nowata Star
  • Nowata Printing
  • Tedford Insurance

The drop off boxes will be picked up on November 24, 2009.

Acceptable donation items:

Money/Cards

  • Money Donations (used to purchase items and postage)
  • Christmas/Thank You Cards-Signed

Personal Care Items

  • Sunscreen (lotions or creams only/no spray cans
  • Mouth Wash
  • Deodorant (no spray cans)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Tooth Paste
  • shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Kleenex
  • Soap Bars
  • Hand Sanitizer (wipes or bottles)
  • Chap Stick/Lip Balm
  • Tooth Brushes
  • Dental Floss
  • Foot Powder**
  • Toilet Paper**
  • Socks** (white tube)
  • Eyewash
  • Razors
  • Q-Tips
  • Iodine Swab Packets
  • Alcohol Wipes
  • Glass Cleaning Cloth (singles)
  • All above toiletries in Travel Size
  • **Will not ship a box without these items included

Snacks

  • Candy/Gum & Mints in single wrapped sizes
  • Snack Foods/Single sizes
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Drink Mixes/Gatorade/Kool-Aid, Crystal Light (only dry powder)
  • Tea/Coffee Bags
  • Beef Jerky
  • Popcorn (microwave)
  • Air Heads Candy
  • Sunflower Seeds (sleeve style bags)
  • Oreo Cookies (vending machine version)
  • Granola Bars
  • Cheese & Crackers (vending machine version)

Nice Personal Touches

  • Paper Disk Mask (sand storms)
  • AA or AAA Batteries
  • Handheld Games
  • Paperback Books (mystery, thriller and dramas)
  • Magazines/Comic Books, Puzzle Books
  • Hand Warmers (Hot Hands)
  • Baggies (all sizes)
  • Beanie Babies
  • Small Personal Sewing Kits or Nail Kits

Snack Kits (Quart Size/Filled with the following items)

  • 1 bag of Ramen Noodles
  • 1 microwave bag of popcorn
  • 1 individual packet of beef jerky
  • 1 Air Head Candy
  • 1 packet of Oreo Cookies (vending machine version)
  • 1 bag of sunflower seeds
  • 1 granola bar
  • 1 packet of cheese & crackers (vending machine version)

Toiletry Kits (Gallon Size/filled with the following items

  • Sandwich bag with 6 soap bars
  • Snack Size bag with 35 q-tips and a single hand sanitizer wipe packet
  • 1 tissue packet
  • 2 toothbrushes
  • Eye Glass Cloth
  • 2 tubes tooth paste
  • 1 chap stick
  • 4 razors
  • 2 bottles of lotion
  • 2 shampoo & conditioner
  • 1 bottle mouthwash
  • 1 deodorant
  • 1 bottle of hand sanitizer
  • 2 packets of iodine swabs

Our military personnel are serving our country and protecting our life and liberty, so please consider helping Tedford Insurance to provide small comforts from home for our men and women in harms way.

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