Chanukah Gifts for Our Troops

I have received a list of names of Jewish men and women serving in uniform, who would like to receive holiday packages this year.  I’ve started collecting DVDs (and have found many for less than $6.00 each at Stop and Shop and Target) and packing supplies, but we need your help to create many packages.  You can contribute oral and other hygiene supplies, such as sun screen, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, and lip balm.  We’ll want to include some Hanuka gelt and maybe some potato pancake mix, as well as snacks such as granola bars, pretzels, peanuts, candy, raisins, drink mixes, cocoa, and tea. Leisure time activity items such as CDs or DVDs, puzzles, books, magazines, and small games are very much appreciated as are your personal cards. 

We need to have everything ready on December 6, when we’ll be assembling our packages around 11:00 AM (right after that morning’s Adult Education Talking Points program.  I will also need a volunteer or two who can take the packages to the post office the following morning. If you want to be part of this project, please let me know.

Diane Kaplan Social Action chair at or (203) 248-8319 (evenings and weekends)