Packing events set for Goodies for our Troops

WELLSBORO — Goodies for Our Troops, a nonprofit organization whose volunteers collect and package donations to send to active military, veterans, their families and the families of fallen heroes, will hold its next weekend packaging event from 1 to 5 p.m. May 6-7 at 87 Main St., below Stained Glass Reflections.

Weekday packaging events are held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on most Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

No meeting will be held May 5, however.

The theme of the May 6-7 event is Independence Day.

Summer will be the theme of the June 10-11 event, which also will be from 1 to 5 p.m.

Goodies For Our Troops is in its 12th year of shipping year-round care packages to military men and women serving the nation around the world. Names can be added to the mailing list by emailing them with addresses, military branches and countries where deployed to

Care packages also are shipped a few times a year to facilities for homeless veterans, VA nursing homes and armed forces retirement centers.

Volunteers of all ages may stop in for any length of time to help with packaging. Donations of items and cash for postage are tax deductible.

For more information, see the Facebook page or group Goodies For Our Troops or call 570-662-5601.