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Area Businesses Partnering To Collect Items For Soldier Care Packages

Gabe Pettit, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones in Fort Dodge, along with locally veteran-
owned businesses ShinyTop Brewing and Fort Frenzy, is excited to announce they will be collecting donations for soldier care packages to be sent over-seas to U.S. troops this holiday
season. All three businesses will serve as drop off locations.

Fort Dodge residents may help U.S. military personnel by donating needed items to any
of the drop off locations. A complete list of items is available at each business. Items may be
dropped off at Edward Jones, 517 Central Avenue, ShinyTop Brewing, 520 Central Avenue, or
Fort Frenzy 3232 1st Avenue South, all of Fort Dodge. Donations will be accepted during regular
business hours now through November 15, 2020. Please note monetary donations cannot be
accepted.

The list of items that can be donated are below

SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR SOLDIER CARE PACKAGES

**Q-Tips

Suckers
Bar Soap

Hard Candy

**Toothbrushes

Peanut Butter
**Toothpaste

Popcorn
Dental Floss

Peanuts (small packages)
Tooth brush holder

Gum
**Mouthwash

Individual Kool Aid/Crystal lite packets for water
**Lotion

Tuna or Chicken (individual pouches)
Oatmeal packets

**Shampoo/Conditioner (all in 1 easier to pack/store)
Dried Fruit

Mrs Dash variety spices-added to MREs to give more flavor
**Deodorant

Sunflower Seeds
**Hand Sanitizer

Beef Jerky
Foot Powder P

ens (cheap-no springs)
Razors

Pencils
**Shaving Cream (in a tube)

Notepads
Sunscreen

Stationary (no stamps)
Bug Spray

White Socks
Chapstick

Ziplocs-1 qrt with expandable bottom or 1 gallon size
Crackers (Cheese and Peanut Butter)

Slim Jims
Drink Mixes

Note Cards
Coffee (Instant)

Magazines
Tea Bags

Old Paperback Books
Flip Flops for shower

Personal Letters From You or Your Children
Baby/Body Wipes

**Laundry Packets

**TRAVEL SIZE (as well as regular size)
INDICATES “SOLDIER FAVORITE”

NOTES:
Envelopes with protective strip in flap; pre-gummed ones all stick together
Baby Wipes or Body Wipes; Great for the field and if you’re not able to shower you can still clean up a bit
TALL flip flops for the shower. SAND IS EVERYWHERE so the taller the flip flops the better
NO Chocolate-the candy bars always melted and got everywhere



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