SLOBS Give To Troops

Last weekend — as part of the mother-daughter National Charity League — Suzanne Kalb’s family helped pack items for American soldiers.

As she worked, Andi Grant — founder and president of Give2TheTroops — described the heart-wrenching devastation American servicemembers encountered when they arrived in Japan on a relief mission.

The earthquake and tsunami destruction was so bad, many troops pulled toiletry kits out of their duffels and handed over all their possessions.  Whatever was on their ships — pillows, blankets, food — they gave away.

Suzanne is also involved with a Staples parent-son club:  Service League of Boys (SLOBs).  Now she and they have swung into action to support American troops working in Japan.

They’re collecting the following items:

  • Blankets and towels (new — or at least look new)
  • Face masks
  • Work and mechanical gloves
  • Bug repellent (pump sprays only — no aerosol cans)
  • Wash cloths
  • Wet wipes and hand sanitizers
  • First aid kits, Band-Aids, gauze, disposable medical gloves, medical tape, ointments
  • Aspirin and Tylenol
  • Shaving supplies (soap or tubes — no aerosol cans)
  • Candy, gum, protein bars, trail mix, dried fruit snacks, ramen noodles

Items can be dropped off in a large box on Suzanne’s front porch (88 Compo Road South), any time.

But the sooner the better.

American troops at work in Japan.

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