This year Kamy Dental has decided to do something different in light of the holiday season. The local business is collecting donations for Operation Shoebox, an all-volunteer, grass roots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care pa
ckages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries. Operation Shoebox New Jersey has shipped more than 62,000 total packages to U.S. military personnel serving in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and other posts in the Middle East.
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Supplies are sent to U.S. soldiers via shoe boxes.
“They need things all year long,” said Stacy Alexander, director of Kamy Dental, who mentioned the business would again collect donations for troops during Memorial, Independence and Veterans Days.
Kamy Dental is currently seeking donations such as sunscreen, non-aerosol bug repellent, lip balm, batteries, deodorant, eye drops, foot powder, pull-top canned tuna such as Bumblebee or Starkist, powder drink mixes such as Crystal Light On the Go or Kool Aid Singles, 1-ounce-size cereal and instant oatmeal, coffee singles, hot chocolate, Beef Jerky and Slim Jims, dried fruit, including raisins, trail mix and nuts, and snack-size packages of cookies and crackers, as well as travel-size shampoo and wipes.
Donations will be collected until Dec. 31 at Kamy Dental’s three locations, in Manahawkin, Bayville and Jackson. The Manahawkin office, located at 853 Millcreek Rd., is open Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Bayville office, located at 211 Atlantic City Blvd., is open Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 732-363-6633 for office hours in Jackson.
–Kelley Anne Essinger
This article was published in The SandPaper.