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Items needed for soldier boxes

The YMCA is sending care packages to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan on Nov. 10. The cost to send each box is $12.95. Items requested include the following:...

The YMCA is sending care packages to soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan on Nov. 10. The cost to send each box is $12.95. Items requested include the following:

Letters from people, especially children

Hard candy, gum, licorice and snacks

Vacuum-sealed jerky

Writing paper and envelopes

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Chapstick

Lense wipes

Baby wipes

Feminine products

Q-tips

Shampoo and conditioner (for a man or a woman)

Batteries

Sunscreen

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Thin work gloves - brown or tan

Thin stocking caps - dark colored, for under the helmet

Socks - white athletic; Marine, black; Army or Air Force, dark green

T-shirts - Army, brown, tan; Navy or Marines, green; Air Force, sand

DVD movies (PG-13 or milder)

Disposable cameras

Calling cards

Lotions and moisturizers

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Local newspapers

Magazines - automobile, fitness, sports (remember, there are women, too)

Benadryl lotion/Cortaid

Air fresheners (cardboard on a string)

Hand sanitizer

Christmas decorations

Nail clippers

Toothbrush/toothpaste

Razors/shave gel (for men and women)

Twin size bedding

Cough drops/lozenges

Nutritional/weight lifting aids such as protein powder, energy bars, etc.

Decks of cards or puzzle books

Note: No home-cooked anything.

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