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‘Still Young at Heart’ holiday Boodle Brigade needs donations

While most of the country is preparing for Thanksgiving, the Nov.11 North Georgia Vets program “honoring all who served” reminds the Big Canoe community that young men and women are serving today—far from home in harm’s way. Still Young at Heart Boodle Brigade has adopted a troop deployed in the Middle East today. Still Young at Heart is one of many Boodle Brigades—a care package drive across America that collects, packages and mails gifts to soldiers abroad.

Please celebrate Thanksgiving by remembering—and giving thanks—to those who serve today. Send a card, write a letter, share a photo—remind them of home, the holidays and the people back home that love and support them. Let them know they are appreciated every day.

It’s easy to donate an item, write a card, or sponsor a box for $20 (to cover shipping). Checks can be made out to Todd Taylor or PayPal can be used through the SYAH account: https://www.paypal.me/stillyoungatheart.

Collection boxes are located at the Wellness Center, Lodge, and Club. There will be a Boodle Party at 5:30, November 22, at the Swim Club to box the items. Please contact Liv Taylor at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Thank you for supporting our troops!

PERSONAL CARE

  • Baby wipes/face wipes a-tips/cotton balls
  • Lip balm
  • Soft toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Dental floss/tooth picks
  • Deodorant/body wash
  • Foot powder/rash guard
  • Hand sanitizer (wipes only)
  • Saline eye drops
  • Cough drops
  • Nail dippers/files
  • Small bottles hand lotion
  • Razors/shaving cream in tube
  • Repel Insect Repellent-non aerosol
  • Feminine products
  • Vitamins
  • Emergen-C powder packets
  • Antibiotic cream/zinc oxide tube

FOOD

  • Hard pretzels/nuts/crackers
  • Cookies/snack cakes/granola bars
  • Dried Fruit /fruit cups
  • Mayo/mustard/ketchup
  • Dried spices - Cajun, etc. Barbecue & hot sauce
  • Pop Tarts Pringles/Goldfish
  • Gum
  • Hard candy Sunflower Seeds Fruit snacks
  • Drink flavor packs Tuna in pouches
  • Sugar packs/Stevia
  • Flavored coffee creamers
  • Ramen noodles
  • Protein bars Instant oatmeal
  • Hot cocoa packs/tea bags
  • Beef Jerky (no pork)
  • Peanut butter/jelly
  • Cereal (small boxes)
  • Canned soups, stew
  • Small snack packs
  • Gaffers tape- matte finish
  • High quality cotton socks
  • Advil/sinus/cold medicine
  • Pepto-Bismol/lmodium

MISC

  • Ziploc bags - various sizes
  • Duct tape-sand color
  • Washed pillow cases
  • Small tool/eyeglass kits
  • Small games (no cards)
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Blank stationary
  • Candy canes/ twizzlers
  • Balls/Frisbee
  • Scented candles
  • Word search/crossword puzzles/ Sudoku books/puzzles
  • Pens/Mechanical Pencils
  • Sewing kits

WHAT CANNOT BE SENT:

Pork products (Slim Jims, Spam), alcohol, pornographic material, liquid hand sanitizer, fireworks, gambling paraphernalia (playing cards), laser pointers, tobacco products, religious items (cross, Star of David, nativity scene), Christmas trees, greeting cards with batteries, weapons/toy weapons, or aerosol cans (they may explode).

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