May 23rd, 2012 09:49 AM
Here ya go Dave..Much easier this way..
OK freaks here's the "official" list I got from the Chief of Voluntary Services:
slipper socks (non-slip soles), emory boards, white socks (no elastic) hair brushes, large combs (no rat-tail combs), shaving cream & razors, (NEW) briefs/t-shirts/boxers, shaving mirrors, reading eye glasses, toothpaste & toothbrushes, denture cleaner & adhesive, shampoo, hand & body lotion, deodorant, liquid soap, new playing cards, magic slates, dvds/video games, paperback books, crossword puzzle books, word search books, wheelchair gloves, finger & toe nail clippers, back scratchers (Plastic/wood), stamps (mail veteran's letters)
RECREATION AND CRAFT DEPARTMENT NEEDS:
all table games (monopoly, checkers, scrabble, chess, etc), c.d.'s, model kits (cars, ships, etc), paint by number, rug kits and craft supplies (needles, yarn, thread, art brushes, beads, etc.)
COMFORT CART ITEM NEEDS:
kleenex, pocket calendar, washcloths (different colors), journals, simple board games, humor material, letter writing materials, chapstick, gum/hard candy, store puchased snacks, bottled water, individual tea bags, hot chocolate, lap blankets, cd players, radios, body/wash lotion, flameless candles, playing cards, disposable cameras, note pads, pens/crayons/pencils, handheld video games.
****PLEASE NOTE: TRIAL/TRAVEL SIZES ONLY FOR ALL SHAMPOOS, LOTIONS, SOAPS, ETC.******
Now we CAN bring magazines BUT only current issues that are a month old!!! Unpopped popcorn is also a good thing to bring.
****ITEMS THEY CANNOT USE******
Bar soap (infection control), used playing cards, artificial limbs, crutches, walkers, matches, cigars or cigarettes, cassette tapes and VCR tapes, home baked goods, magazines, glass containers, jigsaw puzzles.
Thank you all in advance for supporting this visit!!! I'm sure each of you will be able to find one thing on this list that you can bring. If you prefer to give a monetary donation, they will gladly accept that too.
I will post the location's address and where we will be allowed to park shortly. You all are the best for coming to Detroit early to make this a HUGE success, I can't thank you enough!!
p.s.-I think Ken and I will pick up some disposable cameras to give the veterans to take pictures with. I think we can find them at our local dollar store.
Drive it like a RENTAL car...