Operation Care Package (OCP)

October 14, 2017 Mike Kissane 1 comment

Christmas Cheer for Deployed Service People

October 1st - October 31st

Below is a list of items needed to help OCP fill Christmas boxes to send to our Deployed Service Men and Women. Items can be dropped off at the post every day between noon and 10 pm. Let’s bring some Christmas Cheer and thank them for their service!

Meats: Jerky, Slim Jims, Summer Sausage, Small canned ham.

Wash cloths. Body Wash/Shampoo (no larger than 12 oz.

Cigars, Chew.

Hard candy, Chocolate candy.

iTune gift cards.

Wet wipes. Lip Balm. Deodorant. Gel Insoles.

Non-refrigerated cheese.

Hand and Foot warmers.

Coffee (any size ground). Single packages of tea, coffee, apple cider, hot chocolate.

Canned Food: Tuna, Chicken, Soup, Chili, Fruit.

Trailmix, Nuts, Sunflower seeds.

Small gift items:

Playing cards.

New DVDs.

New Paperbacks (no romance).

Hacky Sacks.


SkipBo, etc.


It would be wonderful if all of the presents could be sent for free to the deployed service personnel, but, it is expensive. There is a “Loose Change” donation jar located at the bar and on the Bingo table through the drive.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to this non-profit organization, please make your check payable to:

Operation Care Package (OCP)

120 Jessie Street PO Box 175

Manhatten, IL 60442

You can mail it yourself, or, give it to a member of the post and it will be given to OCP.

Thank you for your support !

Alba Jensen, Auxiliary President, Marne Post 13.

1 Comment on “Operation Care Package (OCP)

  1. To the Office Crew! Thank you for putting such a nice “post” out there for all our members/friends to see. OCP is $685 dollars richer and they have 95 pounds of goods to share with our deployed service members. At approximately $25 to fill and mail a box, at least 25 boxes will be on the American Legion in Plainfield. Thanks to every one that helped! Sincerely, Alba Jensen, Ladies Aux Pres

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