"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!
April 27 - Shopping Spree 9:30 am-3:30 pm, ShopRite, Route 206, Montgomery
May 11 - Shopping Spree, 9:30 am-3:30 p.m., Somerville Shoprite, W. Main Street
May 24 - Shopping Spree, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Raritan Stop & Shop, Route 206
June 7 - Shopping Spree, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Warren A&P 177 Washington Valley Rd. June 8 - Shopping Spree, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, A&P, Dewey Meadows Shopping Center, King Georges Road, Basking Ridge A&P
June 15 - Shopping Spree 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Raritan Stop & Shop, Route 206
June 21 - Shopping Spree, 9:30 am-3:30 pm, Hillsborough Stop & Shop, Route 206 July 6 - Shopping Spree, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Somerville Shoprite, W. Main Street Bridgewater
July 19 – Stop&Shop, Route 206 Hillsborough
July 26 – Stop&Shop, Stelton Road, Piscataway
Aug. 2 – ShopRite, Route 206, Montgomery
Aug. 16 – Pathmark, Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex
Aug. 23 – Stop&Shop, Route 206 Hillsborough
Oct. 4 – A&P, Washington Valley Road, Warren
Oct. 18 – ShopRite, Route 206, Montgomery
Nov. 2 – Pathmark, Lincoln Boulevard, Middlesex
Nov. 22 – A&P, Washington Valley Road, Warren
Dec. 13 – A&P, Washington Valley Road, Warren
Jan. 25 – Packing, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey, Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark.
Feb. 8 – OPSHBX NJ IX Anniversary Packing, VFW, 600 Washington Ave., Manville
Feb. 14 – Packing, Montgomery Senior Citizens
Feb. 22 – Wine Reception & Fund Raising Auction, The Arts Annex, 131 Washington Ave., Dunellen
March 1 or 8 (Tentative) – Patriots National Anthem Auditions, Menlo Park Mall, Edison
March 12 - Packing, Mount St. Mary’s Academy, Watchung
April 5 - Bridgewater Baseball Opening Day
April 12 – FanFest, Patriots, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
April 25 – Opening Day, Patriots TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
April 26 – Packing, West Milford Presbyterian Church Women’s Club
May 3 - Packing, St. Rose of Lima RC Church, Short Hills
May 10– Packing, St. Michael’s School, Cranford
May 17 - Packing, Armed Forces Day, Girl Scouts, Alpha Volunteer Fire Co.
May 24 – Packing, Princeton Memorial Day Parade
May 26 –Part I, Triple Play sponsorship, Memorial Day, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
June 14 – Part II, Triple Play sponsorship, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
June 21 - Frank Valanzola Memorial Bocce Ball Tournament Fundraiser & OPSHBX NJ packing, 11 a.m., Colonial Park, Franklin
July 3 – Part III, Triple Play sponsorship, Fireworks, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
July 8 – OPSHBX NJ Golf Classic, Neshanic Valley GC
Aug. 9 – Packing, Patriots, TD Bank Ballpark, 1 Patriots Way, Bridgewater
Aug. 12-17 – Hillsborough Rotary Fair
Sept. 7 – NJSSA Sports Memorabilia Auction, TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater
Sept. 16 – Janssen Packing, Philadelphia
Sept. 20 - Hillsborough Rotary Air Show, Central Jersey Airport, Hillsborough
Sept. 27-28 – Historic Soldiers Weekend, Fort Mott
Oct. 4 – Girl Scout Packing, North Branch|
Oct. 18 – Packing, West Milford Presbyterian Church Women’s Club
Oct. 25 – Cape May Courthouse Fair
Nov. 8 – IX annual Christmas & Holiday Packing, Manville VFW
Nov. 15 – Chubb Packing, Whitehouse Station
Dec. 6 – IV annual Christmas & Holiday Packing, Hillsborough Rotary, Hillsborough YMCA
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.