Recently, Glenpointe members and staff gathered candy that was sent to Operation Shoebox. Founded in 2005, Operation Shoebox NJ is an all-volunteer grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping them to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries.
Several times each year, volunteers gather to sort donated supplies and pack them in boxes that are shipped overseas. The US troops that received the candy collected by Glenpointe sent back notes and photos of them enjoying their treats.
A few words from Operation Shoebox:
Operation Shoebox NJ has shipped more than 73,000 total packages to U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and other posts in the Middle East. We rely on your compassion and patriotism to maintain our supply line, and applaud your continuing support and generosity; we thank those individuals, families, civic groups, small businesses and corporations that continue to ensure the success of our packing events.
For more information about Operation Shoebox go to: OperationShoebox.org