June 25, 2022

Vista Partners with Shoreline Community Women to Sponsor “Boxes for Soldiers” Drive

The Shoreline Community is invited to help support and brighten the days of our troops around the globe.  Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center is partnering with the Shoreline Community Women of Clinton to sponsor a collection of items for soldiers stationed overseas from now through January 2014.

Shoreline Community Women has spearheaded this drive for several years and has sent over 1,200 boxes to our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Cindy Stevens, chairperson of Boxes for Soldiers since 2006 says, “The troops are really happy that people they don’t know are thinking of them.”

Community members are invited to donate any of the following items:

Hand wipes, baby wipes, Wet Ones (small or individual packages are best), hand sanitizer, disposable cameras, sunscreen, non-aerosol bug repellent, individual size shampoo and mouthwash, chap stick, band aids, Advil, Tylenol, aspirin, foot powder, deodorant, beef jerky, individually packages snacks like rice crispy treats, nuts, power/protein bars, granola bars, raisins, pop tarts, crystal light/Gatorade powder drink mixes, ice tea mix, hot chocolate, dry soup mix, tea bags, instant coffee and Dunkin Donuts coffee, writing paper, note cards, envelopes, pens, Sudoku puzzles, books, current magazines, playing cards, movies on DVD, games, batteries (AA or AAA), either white or dark socks, hand and foot warmers. NO CANDY OR GUM PLEASE.

Donations can be brought to Vista’s Westbrook Campus, at 1356 Old Clinton Road or to Vista’s Madison Campus at 107 Bradley Road.

Based in Madison and Westbrook, CT, Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center is a 501©3 nonprofit organization.  Vista’s mission is to provide services and resources on an individualized basis to assist adults with disabilities to live independent and successful lives.

For more information regarding Vista, visit www.vistavocational.org