Hugs from Home Donations Extended to Friday, November 20th

by: Robert Allen Monday, November 16th, 2009

The deadline for donations for troops serving in Afghanistan has been extended to Friday, November 20th. Hugs from Home – Thanksgiving Holiday baskets are situated in all the Livingston Public Schools (Reception Office), Library, Fire Station, West Essex YMCA, Senior Community Center level one and level two, Monmouth Court Community Center, and the West Essex Tribune Office.

In addition to Halloween candy we are collecting:

Grooming and Beauty Items – Non-aerosol shave cream, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bar soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, cleansers, deodorants, facial cream, feminine hygiene products, hand and body sanitizers, eye drops, Skin So Soft or OFF! with Deet (lotion or pump spray), sunscreen, Chapstick or lip balm, paper towels or Kleenex, or other toiletries

Food Items in non-crushable packages – Oreos and other cookies, Pringles potato chips, Doritos, Slim Jim Beef Jerky, Rice Krispie Treats, can pull top fruit or soup, pudding cups, butter crackers, individual packages of cereal breakfast bars, Kool Aid with sugar, Gatorade with sugar, and tea with sugar added

Miscellaneous Items – Word puzzles, cards, travel games, baseballs, frisbees, magazines, books, music, CDs, DVDs, stationary, pens or other items

Volunteers who would like to help sort and pack the boxes are welcome to join us at Monmouth Court Community Center (26 Monmouth Court) on Saturday, November 21st at 10 a.m. Make Saturday, November 21st a family volunteer activity in support of our troops!

For further information, contact Susan Ridley, LYCS, Mail: PO Box 822, Livingston, NJ 07039 Telephone: 973-535-2646  E-mail: Website:

LYCS is funded by the Township of Livingston and the Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee (LMAC).

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