It is time again to start planning for our wonderful Operation Cookie Deployment project during which we gather donations and then mail boxes of homemade cookies, purchased snacks, small containers of personal care products, and hats to our service men and women who are stationed here in the United States and around the world. Last year we were able to send 66 boxes! Our packing date for 2020 will be Saturday, February 8, with donations accepted until Thursday, February 6, but there are many ways to start helping right now. First and foremost, please publicize the project by telling your friends, neighbors, and relatives both here and around the country about the project.
Secondly, we always need current APO addresses for our soldiers. The earlier we receive the addresses the better.
Thirdly, whenever you are baking cookies, please bake a few extra batches and then freeze them, either at home or in the freezer in the Couser Room (carefully marked “OCD”).
Last, but far from least, please start collecting small, travel-sized (3 oz) personal hygiene products, the hotel/sample sizes are less desirable. A list of items needed is below. We will begin accepting donations after church on Sunday, January 19, but if you have anything you want to donate now, please contact Joanne Cox.
Donations to support our mailing costs are also appreciated, as boxes cost an average of about $20 to mail. Donations in the plate are fine, please make sure they are marked OCD on the envelope or on the check memo line. To donate on-line, please click on the Give Now button. On the donation form select “mission” and put OCD in the note line on the next screen.
Please keep in your hearts and prayers the brave men and women who are far away from home, often on dangerous duty, protecting us all. That is the best way to support Operation Cookie Deployment. Thank you!!
Cornwall Presbyterian Church is collecting non-perishable, heat-resistant, perfume-free, travel-sized (ONLY) items to send to our service men and women. Please help by donating any of the items below by Thursday, February 6, 2020; helping us pack boxes to mail on Saturday, February 8, 2020, starting at 9:00; and providing addresses for soldiers who would appreciate “a hug in a box from home.” Donations to help cover the mailing costs, about $20 per box, are also appreciated. Please call the church office (534-2903) with complete APO addresses and for more information.
You may bring your items starting Sunday, January 19. We are collecting the following items to donate:
Personal Care Items/3 oz Travel Size or personal size/No Aerosols:
dental care products
foot spray (Tinacton, etc.)
hair care products
hand sanitizers/soap/bath gel
lip balm (SPF 15)
sun block (SPF 45)
eye drops (Visine, etc.)
Food Items: Nothing with pork, alcohol, or aerosol.
candy/hard candy (NO chocolate)
canned meats/tuna in pouch
cookies (homemade or store bought) –Oreos a favorite
beef jerky/Slim Jims
nuts /seeds, dried fruit, trail mix
powdered beverage mixes (sugar free or regular)
granola/energy bars/protein bars
individual packets of cereal/soup
single servings instant coffee
hot sauce/seasoning salts
white athletic socks
decks of playing cards
books of word puzzles
re-sealable plastic freezer bags
Empty 10.5 oz. coffee cans to pack cookies
Needed especially: white athletic socks, tampons, knit caps- helmet liners (pattern available from Warmth For Warriors website)
For a printable version of this list click