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The Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center Invite the Community to Participate in Operation Gratitude
(Madison, NJ) September 27, 2016 – The Madison Area YMCA’s Family Center and F.M. Kirby Children’s Center invite the community to join them in honoring our military through Operation Gratitude.
From October 1 through November 11, both centers will collect items requested by Operation Gratitude that will be sent to veterans, new recruits, deployed troops, first responders and wounded warriors.
The Family Center will collect adult size socks. Preferable colors are: black, brown, green and tan. NO WHITE SOCKS please. The Kirby Center will collect travel size dental products: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss and mouth wash.
Make purchases on AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that allows customers to enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features that are on Amazon.com. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Select Madison Area YMCA as your favorite!
On Friday, November 11, Veterans Day, the community is invited to come to the Madison Area YMCA Family Center to write letters that will be included in the care packages. Families are encouraged to bring their children to participate as many area schools are closed. Girl Scout and Boys Scout troops are welcome.
The Madison Area YMCA is a 501c3 cause-driven charitable organization dedicated to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Generous donations make it possible for everyone in the community to be enriched by the Y, regardless of ability to pay, to develop a healthy spirit, mind and body at any age.
Madison Eagle: 10/4/16, TAPinto: 10/4/16, Patch: 9/28/16