Guests at this year’s Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce can help improve the lives of American soldiers by participating in a donation drive at the chamber’s annual banquet set for Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.
The following is a list of items most requested by troops:
Foods and snacks: Beef Jerky / Slim Jims, coffee (ground or whole; instant or drip), hot chocolate packets, herbal teas, instant drink mixes (Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light), pumpkin seeds / sunflower seeds (salted), tuna in foil pouches (no cans), protein powders / protein bars / Cliff bars
Entertainment: Batteries: “AA”, “AAA” and “C” are the most requested, DVD movies (new or used - recent releases), Xbox games (new or used), PS2 games (new or used), Portable CD players / head phones.
Toiletries: Body wash, hand sanitizer, facial cleansers, baby wipes (travel size), eye drops, nasal spray, deodorant (travel size). Organizers ask that hotel samples not be donated.