4thIn remembrance of 9/11 and in support our troops, the employees of NAPCO are gathering donations to send to servicemen, veterans and first responders. NAPCO will be collecting a multitude of items and forwarding them to Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude packs the items into care packages and ships them out.

According to their website, Operation Gratitude annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with food, hygiene products, entertainment and handmade items, plus personal letters of support, addressed to individual Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas, to their children left behind, and to Veterans, New Recruits, First Responders, Wounded Warriors and their Care Givers.

NAPCO is collecting items through November 22nd. Items include knit hats, scarfs, yarn, Beanie Babies, stuffed animals, socks, DVD’s CD’s video games, iPods, energy bars, beef jerky, healthy snacks, lip balm, dental kits, pens, sport bottles and shaving cream.

According to Steve Coven, owner at NAPCO, “We really wanted to do something to recognize those who put themselves on the line for us each and every day. We picked Operation Gratitude because of their long commitment to these proud men and women.”

More information on the program is available at www.operationgratitude.com.

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