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Christmas for the Troops – DEADLINE: Saturday, Nov. 26

Show support for our troops serving overseas with care packages, cards, letters and supplies.

The VFW Post 8294 of North Branford/Northford is collecting donations for care packages to send to the troops stationed overseas. With the holiday season fast approaching, please remember these brave men and women that are not only away from home and loved ones but in very dangerous situations.

In order for these care packages to reach our troops in time for the holidays, they need to be sent by the end of November. If you, your family or business would like to sponsor the cost of sending a package, please call 203-239-1188 or look for Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8294 on Facebook.

Drop off locations:

The VFW Post 8294
1038 Middletown Ave. (Country Farm Plaza across from the Trailer Depot)
Northford, CT 06472
Hours: Monday to Friday from 3-8 pm or Saturday and Sunday from noon-8 pm 


3 Old Post Rd.
Northford, CT 06472
Hours:  Monday to Thursday from 10am-8pm, Friday from 9am-6pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm.
(Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 25)

List of Items Needed

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Toothpaste, tooth brushes, brushes, combs, soap, baby wipes/sanitary wipes, toilet paper, powder or cornstarch, lip balm, tube socks, hand warmers, feminine products
  • Food (packaged/canned)
  • Tuna, peanut butter, jams/jelly, cookies/brownies, beef jerky, chips, soups, spaghettios, oatmeal, candy, dried fruit
  • Miscellaneous: Prepaid phone cards, note paper, note pads, envelopes, pens, books/magazines, small Christmas decorations, letters of encouragement , blankets, Tupperware or Rubbermaid sealable containers

Christmas Greeting Card Workshop on Monday, Nov. 21 at the Smith Library at 6:30 p.m. Bring your used greeting cards to recycle into new cards, ornaments and bookmarks to send to our troops for Christmas! All ages welcome. (Registration recommended but not required: 203-484-0469.)

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