Exchange Club Of Highline Seeking Christmas Items To Send To Troops

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The Exchange Club of Highline is seeking Christmas-related items to put in “Goodie Boxes” to send to some of our troops overseas, and they need your help.

This is after a successful August campaign where they sent items to troops in Afghanistan (read our coverage here). At that time, they gathered donations and purchased items, then the “Goodie Boxes” were assembled and shipped.  These boxes were greatly appreciated by the receiving troops!

The Exchange Club then received a follow-up request from the Chaplain asking if they might send anything Christmas-related for troops to decorate with. They decided this was a project that they wanted to do, and they’re now seeking help from the community.

If you can help, some of the items requested include:

In August, The Exchange Club of Highline sent Goodie Boxes to troops in Afghanistan. Now, they're seeking your help to send Christmas-related items.

  • Lights.
  • Fake greenery that can be compacted.
  • Garlands.
  • Ornaments that wouldn’t break.
  • Christmas candy such as candy canes.
  • Any other Christmas decorations that would fit into the shipping box dimensions:
    • 12″ x 12″ x 5-1/2″
    • 14″ x 12″ x 3″
  • They will also take monetary donations that they will use to purchase these items.

In order for the troops to receive these items in time to use them for decorating, The Exchange Club needs to get them shipped by Nov. 1st, which means they need to start gathering these items immediately.

If you have any of these items to donate OR would like to purchase any of these items to donate OR would like to donate money, you can do that by:

  • Dropping off items or checks to Jordan Pomeroy at his office at Edward Jones in Burien: 645 SW 153rd Street.
  • Mailing a check made out to the Exchange Club of Highline, P O Box 66532, Burien  98166.
  • Contacting our president Brian Trautmann at (206) 246-1122.
  • Sending them an email with how they can help you make a donation.

The Exchange Club adds:

Our troops are serving their country.  We need to let them know we support them.  Help us make their Christmas seem just a little bit more like home!Thank you for any donation you can make!

– The Exchange Club of Highline

For more information, check out the Exchange Club of Highline’s website here.

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