Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club hosting military care package drive
Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club
Collection bins are located in various spots around the Village, including two at the garden club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, and two at the library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias. Bins are also located at the community center, 5970 La Sendita; the pharmacy, 6056 El Tordo; the village market, 16950 Via De Santa Fe; and the offices of James Jan, 16921 Via De Santa Fe.
Needed items include granola or protein bars; beef jerky; unscented hygiene products like soap, shampoo, deodorants and lotions; chapstick; disposable razors; wipes; foot powder; and bug repellant.
Monetary donations, to help cover the cost of shipping, are also welcome.
The community is invited to help pack up the boxes at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Garden Club.
Last year, 107 boxes were shipped to three different units of Marines in Afghanistan. Each box included a personal note, most written from kids from the community center. The kids also decorated the outside of the boxes with messages like ‘Please come home safe’.