Blog: Boatsie's Boxes

April 23, 2009
By Henry Kenyon

Boatsie's Boxes started out sending packages to the base hospital in Balad, Iraq, and now gives goodies to several military hospitals as well as young troops deployed for the first time. In addition, through help from service members, items now are reaching the front lines of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The organization does special mailings at holidays such as Operation Christmas Stocking and the recent mailings of bags of jelly beans at Easter.

Contact and donation information is available online, as are photo albums from various years. A list of items Boatsie's needs to send to the troops also is posted; goods especially necessary for the upcoming hot-weather months are listed in red.

The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers. For more information about these programs, please contact the organizations directly.

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our federation club in Clifton, Nj is filling 25 stockings
I cannot seem to find a mailing address for them
can you please supply one

Dorothy,

Thank you for getting in touch with SIGNAL and supporting our troops. The address to send items to Boatsie's Boxes is:

GAIL VAN VRANKEN
33 Forest Hills Drive
Wheeling, WV 26003.

You can also contact the organization by calling 304-232-5277.

Rita Boland
News Editor, SIGNAL

hello, i am very interested in your prgrams for our military... i was wondering how to become a member. there is no clear path to becomeing a "penpal" or have a solidier "assigned" to you. Would you please help me out :) I would greatly appriciate :)

Hi Amanda. Thanks for your interest. I'll have Rita Boland, our news editor who writes the Homefront Help column, reach out to you after the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Amanda,

Thank you for your interest in our blog and in supporting the troops. The programs listed on these pages are not affiliated with our publication or association. We highlight these independent efforts as a service to our military and our readers.

If you would like to help with Boatsie's Boxes, you can e-mail the organization at boatsievv@aol.com or call 304-232-5277. More information is available at www.boatsie.com.

Sincerely,
Rita Boland

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