Barclay’s Office Collects Items for VFW Fundraiser

FULTON, NY – The Pulaski Veterans of Foreign Wars seeks donations of toys, food and care package items which will be sent to deployed military and their families. Items will be sent to military personnel this month to arrive in time for Christmas.

The Office of Assemblyman Will Barclay will collect donations for the troops and their families at the district office. Donations may be dropped off at 200 North Second St., Fulton through Nov. 16. Below is a list of items organizers have requested for stockings and care packages which will be mailed. Financial support is also welcome.

For stockings, organizers have requested: candy, holiday treats, candy canes, individual packs of cookies/crackers, tuna kits, chicken kits, DVDs, CDs, puzzle books, writing paper, phone cards (AT&T work best), disposable cameras, puzzles, yo-yos, Frisbees, squirt guns, hand held games, miniature-size foam footballs, basketballs, gum, hackie sack and handmade items.

Care package items needed are: hygiene products such as baby wipes, soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving items, feminine products, nail polish, nail clippers, candles, lip balm and eye drops. Also needed for care packages are power bars, granola bars, dried fruit, slim jims, beef jerky, canned chicken/tuna/sardines, instant soup, individual cocoa packets, powdered Gatorade, Kool-aid, coffee, individual packets of oatmeal cereal, lollipops, cards from children, fake snow and holiday wall decorations.

Donations may also be brought to the Pulaski VFW at 4815 Salina St., Pulaski. The VFW Post #7289 will also host a spaghetti dinner on Nov. 17 from 5 to 9 p.m. to raise money to mail the Christmas care packages. For information, call Assemblyman Barclay’s office at 315-598-5185.