July 1, 2008

Career Industries collects items for soldiers in iraq

Careers Industries’ Racine and Burlington CARE (Careers Advocates Representing Everyone.) committees are collecting items for the soldiers in Iraq, now through Aug. 1.

Items needed are travel-size personal care items such as deodorant, non-aerosol shave gel, shampoo, hand lotion, toothpaste and brushes, hand sanitizer, and Carmex SPF 15.

Non-perishable snack items in their original packaging are also being collected. Examples are canned chips and dips, crackers, chicken or tuna salad kits, microwave popcorn, single bag coffee, hard candy, or canned beef stew.

Other needed items are white socks, small travel games, batteries for small electronics, new and used DVDs and CDs, books, writing tablets and envelopes.

Donations for the soldiers can be brought to the Racine facility at 3502 Douglas Ave or the Burlington facility at 161 Industrial Dr. weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Careers Industries enriches the lives of people with disabilities through work, care and community. For more information about the collection, call Nicole Herman at 752-4100. For more information on Careers Industries, go to their website.

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