BR Soldier Outreach, A Baton Rouge-based nonprofit organization that sends donations to U.S. military members overseas, will have a care package stuffing event Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at its warehouse located at 6150 Greenwell Springs Road.
Those care packages will be sent to two Army units overseas. One is a 100-soldier battery in Germany, and the other is a 25-soldier unit in Qatar. Those groups have 6 and 8 women, respectively, so female-specific donations are needed.
Monetary donations are welcome and can be made through brsoldieroutreach.com, and generic item donations are needed.
Food items needed for the care packages include protein bars, Tony’s seasoning, boxes of raisins, ramen noodles, cheese and peanut butter crackers, granola bars, drink mix, candy, pretzels, peanuts, chips, fruit and nut bars, goldfish crackers, dried fruits, snack cakes, sunflower seeds, beef jerky, cookies, pudding, trail mix and chewing gum.
Other items that can be donated include hand sanitizer, Q tips, playing cards and toiletries.
All items can be dropped off at the following locations:
- Mooyah Burgers and Shakes, located at 6555 Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge
- Holmes Building Materials, located at 7835 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge and at 1102 Florida Ave. SE in Denham Springs
- Prime Physical Therapy, located at 14506 Harrell’s Ferry Road in Baton Rouge
- Slydog Cylces, located at 15736 Florida Blvd. in Baton Rouge
- Higher Destiny Church, located at 600 Florida Ave. SW in Denham Springs
- Sharon Baptist Church, located at 9433 Section Road in Port Allen
Thank You cards, Valentine’s Day cards and donation checks for soldiers can be sent to BR Soldier Outreach, P.O. Box 40661 in Baton Rouge, La. 70835.