"Here in a little part of Iraq it is very, very, hot. Today it reached 122 degrees and it's supposed to get hotter. The dust storms have been kicking up quite often but we continue to push forward in hopes that one day soon we will all get to go home to our loved ones. We are a BlackHawk unit that continues to fly and transport troops throughout Iraq. Once again thank you for your packages and appreciate your letters. The troops salute you all and what you do. God Speed"
Maj. Fred Walz HHC 1-150 AHB FOB
Delta, Iraq, Iraq
Bristol-Myers Squibb employees - more than three dozen - volunteered to work the First Base concession stand at TD Bank Ball park on 7/19/11 to help OPSHBX NJ raise money.
One of the most rewarding – and critical – volunteer opportunities occur Saturdays and Sundays 9:30 am-3:30 p.m. throughout the year. That’s when OPSHBX NJ volunteers can be found in front of supermarkets where we hand out a short list of items needed as shoppers enter the store and collect the donated items as they exit.
It’s simple, it’s fun and you’re helping to ensure our troops continue to receive care packages from home. Dates and locations are listed below.
Helping to collect supplies is a great service project; thousands of community service hours have been earned by Scouts, CCD students, high school honor society students and college students. It’s ideal for families, clubs and organizations. Work all or part of the day. Call (908) 698-0333 to sign up!
Jan. 13, Sunday, Route 31 Flemington Stop & Shop
Jan. 19, Saturday, Route 22 Branchburg Shoprite
Jan. 20, Sunday, Route 206 Hillsborough Stop & Shop
Jan. 27, Saturday, King Georges Road Dewey Meadows Shopping Center A&P, Basking Ridge
Feb. 2, Saturday, 177 Washington Valley Road, Warren A&P
Feb. 10, Sunday, Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex Pathmark
Feb. 17, Sunday, Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex Pathmark
Feb. 23, Saturday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
Feb. 24, Sunday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
March 2, Saturday, Stelton Road, Piscataway Stop & Shop
March 16, Saturday, Route 206, Raritan, Stop & Shop
April 27, Saturday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
April 28, Sunday, Veterans Memorial Drive, Somerville Shoprite
May 11, Saturday, Route 206, Raritan, Stop & Shop
Saturday, Sept. 21, Gearhart Chevrolet, Route 46
Thursday, Sept. 26, NJIT/Theta Chi Philanthropy Week packing, Newark campus, 1130 am
Saturday Sept. 28 Historic Soldiers Weekend, Fort Mott, Pennsville
Sunday, Sept. 29, Semper Fido Dog Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, Roosevelt Park, Edison
Saturday, Oct. 5, Hillsborough Rotary Air Show, Central Jersey Airport
Saturday, Oct. 12, Green Brook Lions Club
Sunday, Oct. 13 Dunellen Fall Festival, Dunellen
Saturday, Oct. 19, Berkeley College
Thursday, Oct. 24, Johnson&Johnson, Route 202 Raritan
Saturday, Nov. 2, Flemington Armory, Route 12 (Donna Simon)
Sunday, Nov. 10 Citi West Point Jazz Band Benefit, Count Basie Theater, Red Bank
Saturday, Nov. 9, Mater Dei Academy, Middletown
Saturday, Nov. 16, Girl Scouts CNJSNJ Milltown VFW w/GSCSNJ
Saturday, Nov. 23, Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts packing, Hillsborough
Saturday, Dec. 7, Hillsborough Rotary, YMCA, Hillsborough
Register for an event or volunteer op
Operation Shoebox is always in need of volunteers. Want to help out? Register by clicking the button below or click here to see a full listing of packings and events.