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          WAYS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE
  
Choose and buy gifts from the recommended list (see
“Suggested Weapons of Mass Affection” below).  You
may take your items to the Postal Annex at 6444 E. Spring
Street, Long Beach, CA 90815, where they have our son’s
address on file and can help with packaging and mailing costs.
 
If you prefer, please call 562-499-1270, or email us at
debtom@mac.com  and we will try to arrange a
pick-up or drop-off location that is more convenient for you.
 
Or, if you wish to make a contribution to our postage fund, please make
your check payable to “Postal Annex” and send it to
Tom  and Deb Hennessy,
OperationKids.Info
6444 E. Spring Street #245
Long Beach, CA 90815-1553

 
 
Suggested

Here's a list that includes the type of goods useful for our project.   Using gallon ziplock type baggies works well, and can include any of the following:
 
  • 12-inch rulers with metric markings
  • new pencils with erasers
  • pencil sharpeners
  • NO crayons
  • colored pencils are acceptable
  • writing paper (composition notebooks, lined paper, construction paper)
  • file folders with pockets
  • zippered pencil bags, etc.
  • small cars, (e.g., Hot Wheels types)
  • small super bouncy balls
  • small stuffed animals (e.g. Beanie Babies)
  • t-shirts (the children love t-shirts that have any kind of town name, sports, or school logo.)
  • individually wrapped hard candy (NO chocolate)
  • coloring books with minimal text
 
We have been informed by our son John, and other military sources, that all material distributed to Iraqi children must be new.  NO previously worn t-shirts, used pencils, used toys, etc.