Packages 4 Patriots packs boxes to be sent to our troops overseas every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Packings take place at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 150 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007Phone: 847-437-5897. Volunteers are always welcomed. Can't participate in a packing but would still like to help? You will find Packages 4 Patriots donation drawers in our Collection Center in Hebrews' Cafe, along with lists of needed items.
P4P - Operation Christmas in July
They had 24 volunteers come out to pack for Operation Christmas in July. This packing does tend to be popular with volunteers, but P4P knows they are competing with a free music concert at the Elk Grove Village Green and always worry if they will get the volunteers they need to accomplish this very important packing.
This year, Operation Christmas in July was sponsored by Thrivent Financial. Not only did Thrivent give us $250 to buy gifts and extra items for our troops, but they gave us lovely T-shirts for our volunteers. The Arlington Heights Ladies Club came the Friday before the packing and wrapped gliders, puzzles, razors, special protein bars and other small gifts in Christmas paper. P4P shipped 36 boxes with a total of 477 pounds.
Packages 4 Patriots picked up a great collection of items for the troops from Amy's Hallmark Shop in Arlington Heights. The "Yule Love It Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Collector's Club" supported Operation Christmas in July with a drive to collect items to be shipped to our troops. They did a great job getting razors, gum, trail mix, cleaning wipes, Little Debbie’s, Slim Jim's, drink mixes, and more. P4P thanks Hallmark and the Yule Love It Club so much for helping our troops.
The next Packages 4 Patriots packing will be held on September 19 beginning at 7pm at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit at 150 Lions Drive, Elk Grove Village (right by the high school).