Troy Thanks the Troops
The Friends of the Troy Public Library and the Troy Public Library have joined Michigan Military Moms in a care package drive to collect items for troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Donations of travel size personal health items and individual size snack foods can be dropped off at the Troy Public Library November 4-16, 2013. A complete list of desired items is listed below.
In addition to the snacks and toiletries, each package will contain a paperback book donated by the Friends of the TPL. Students from the Library’s Teen Advisory Board will assist in packing the items on the last day of the drive, Saturday, November 16th the following week to arrive just in time for the holiday season.
Michigan Military Moms is a non-profit, non-partisan, support organization dedicated to sons and daughters serving in all branches of our military. Sal Haji, Troy resident and President of Michigan Military Moms, noted, ”Every package received by our Troops feels like Christmas morning, it boosts their morale to know patriots back home have not for forgotten about them".
“With the participation of Friends volunteers, moms, seniors and teens on this project, this is a great example of how the Library is the heart of the Troy community,” said Eve Parsons, President of the Friends, “It’s a reflection of the true spirit of Troy.”
“Service to the community has always been the focus of the Library and the Friends,” added Cathleen Russ, Library Director “We are very proud to be partners on this project.”
For more information about Michigan Military Moms, or to make a monetary donation to offset shipping cost, please visit www.michiganmilitarymoms.com. For Troy Public Library hours and location go to www.troylibrary.info.