Boxes to Boots: Help Make Care Packages for Deployed Soldiers!

When: Saturday, November 14, 2020

Where: New Britain Stadium, 230 John Karbonic Way, New Britain, CT 06037

Please join us on Saturday, November 14th betweenthe hours of 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at New Britain’s Bee Hive Stadium. We will be wrapping care package items, making cards and including family photos for our soldiers. Our Care Packages will be shipped off in time for the holidays. This event will follow all Covid-19 social distancing protocols.

 DJ John " The Caddy Man" Seville of iHeartRadio will provide the entertainment. We will also have raffles and a contest.

New this year, please decorate your cars with a patriotic theme or, if you are a Veteran, please decorate your car with the branch you served in so we can personally thank you for your service. We'd like to especially thank our Veterans in attendance and honor our military personnel as well. We will award a prize to the car with the best decorations.

The event is being held inside the stadium concourse which is a large open air space. We will be limiting the number of people in the space at any one time in order to comply with all Covid-19 guidelines and to ensure that you are in a safe environment. Tables, tape, scissors, pens, etc. will all be sanitized between groups of people utilizing a specific table. Please feel free to bring your own tape and scissors if you are more comfortable with that.

In order to maintain the appropriate number of people and eliminate congestion and people queuing up, we are asking volunteers coming to wrap Care Packages to reserve a 30 minute block of time for a specific wrapping station.

You can reserve a slot for you and your family by assessing the following link: RESERVE WRAPPING TIME (you will be redirected to SignUpGenius) 

You can donate the following items via mail, in-person drop-off or via Amazon WishList:

  • Cookies In Small Packages
  • Stress Balls or Fidget Spinners
  • Water Enhancers
  • Lip Balm
  • Baby Wipes (Travel Size, no alcohol based wipes please)
  • Small Packs Of Sunflower Seeds, Nuts, Salty Snacks
  • Travel Size Board Games
  • Sunscreen Sticks Or Small Bottles- No Aerosol
  • Small Fun Toys (Yo-yo's, Playing Cards, Small Foam Footballs)
  • Deodorant
  • Individually Packaged Tissues
  • Pens/ Mini Note Pads
  • Foot Powder (Travel Size)
  • Shaving Cream (Gel Or Cream Only)
  • Hard Candy (No Chocolate)
  • Sudoku Or Crossword Books
  • Altoids, Tic-Tacs, Mints, Gum
  • Small Packs Of Beef Jerky (That Can Fit Into A Vest Pocket)
  • Socks (Must Be 100% Cotton - Either Black Or Brown, not White)
  • Energy Bars
  • Razors
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Carabiner Clips
  • DVDs
  • Pringles
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Please... No Aerosol Cans, Liquid Soap, Chocolate Or Home Baked Items

Address for Dropping Off Items or to mail:

39 Mill St

Berlin, CT 06037


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