Care Package Drive
As you print out your tickets and get organize your rides to/from the festival, please also pick-up some items for the Care Package Drive.
While deployed something as simple as a bag of popcorn, goldfish, hand lotion, baby wipes or protein bars can brighten the day for a member of the armed forces, especially during the holiday season.
Many of the major bases have a USO Center or a Base Exchange, however smaller and more desolate bases do not have access to these facilities. All items collected during the Great Beer Expo will be sent to Forward Operating Bases where these facilities are not available.
Your contribution to this care package drive will most definitely be appreciated by a member of the armed forces who is spending this holiday season far away from their home and families.
We will be collecting the items listed below upon entry into the event:
• Snacks (non-perishable ones) – granola bars, protein bars, microwave popcorn, fruit snacks, nuts, jerky
• Toiletries – items like lip balm, hand sanitizer, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, feminine products, shaving cream, body wash, moisturizing lotion for extra dry skin.
• “Fun” Items – think magazines, games, cards, bandanas, blank greeting cards, fun things to pass the time.
Any and all donations are greatly appreciated! Help us make this year’s care package the biggest and best yet!!