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It’s Hot In Afghanistan!
Please Help Our Troops

By on September 20, 2013

Volunteers from the Clifton Cares Project will be meeting again in September to box supplies for our soldiers in Afghanistan.

On your next trip to do your shopping, please add to your list, freezer pops, lemonade or ice tea powdered packets. Of course cookies and candy are welcomed in any weather.

At the packing night in July, volunteers packed 75 boxes filled with freezer pops, nuts, cookies; and the messages back to us were so appreciative to receive the sweet flavors of the ices, and of course the delicious cookies.

Victor Ascensio, a Clifton resident who just returned from deployment, joined the volunteers to pack and say thank you to Clifton Cares for all his goodie packages while he was in Afghanistan for a year. His suggestions for our packages are candy, beef jerky and Rommen noodles. If you are shopping, please add one of these items to your cart to make a soldier smile.

The committee has met every 2 months since August 2010 and mailed over 3000 packages to our soldiers. We are always in need of monetary donations so we can continue with the mailings. Cash donations from friends and businesses have been wonderful but with the increase in postage this year to $14.85 per package, it has created a concern that we may limit the number of packages we can do for the balance of the year.

Please continue with bringing supplies to City Hall and/or make a donation towards postage. Stop and see Lizz Gagnon at the Tax Office at City Hall with your cash or check or mail it to her at City Hall. Check should be payable to Lizz Gagnon and earmarked as Clifton Cares. The minimum fee for a Priority flat rate box is $14.85, so your donation for 1 box would be fantastic, and more would be even better.

Lizz Gagnon
c/o Clifton City Hall Tax Assessor’s Office
900 Clifton Avenue
Clifton, New Jersey 07013

The needed supplies are : handsanitizer, mouthwash, deodorant, toothpaste, bodywash, shampoo, shaving cream, baby powder, Gold Bond powder, lip balm, flossing items, disposable razors, white socks, visine, gum, hard candy, individual powder drinks i.e; ice tea or lemonade. They enjoy magazines, crossword puzzles and suduko books. Hardcover books are too heavy to ship so only paperbacks please.

Please bring your donations to City Hall by 9/25 for our next packing night.

If you have any questions   please email Lizz at gags2120@aol.com or call her on her cell at 973 818- 8141

We thank our local newspapers for their ongoing support in getting this request to Clifton citizens! Thank you to our Clifton (New Jersey) residents for their continued generosity. Our soldiers know that you all care!