Take those elf hats out of your closet… it’s time again for Operation Christmas!
We prepared over 100 holiday gift bags for deployed troops last year, thanks to the incredible generosity of Crofton area residents, including many of the agents at Long & Foster REALTORS, and it's that time of year again.
We already have many donations for this year, without even asking, but we still need the following items on or before October 19:
Assorted toiletries, paperback books, white no-logo socks, 5½ x 8½ inch puzzle books, toys appropriate for a 20-yr. old, tissue packs or wipes, unique gift items (paperback books, LED reading lights, manicure kit, sunglasses, disposable camera) and healthy snacks such as granola bars, trail mix, etc.
You can drop them off at Long & Foster in Crofton, or send a check to Margaret Woda at Long & Foster REALTORS, 2191 Defense Hwy., Crofton, MD 21114 for us to purchase gift items on your behalf.
Several elves (Long & Foster agents) will help fill the bags and pack them for shipping on October 21. Everything will be well organized in advance by Crofton Village Garden Club members, so it shouldn’t take longer than two hours, max. If there are enough donations to ship more than 8 cartons, we'll schedule a second date the following week.
We expect to ship eight cartons of 16 filled gift bags to Operation Give as our contribution to "Operation Christmas Stocking." They cover the cost of our shipping to their warehouse in Utah and shipping to the troops. This is one of several ongoing operations they have throughout the year, so take a look at their website.
Don't have TIME or MONEY, but want to say "thank you" to our troops by participating in Operation Christmas? Use this as an excuse to touch base with former clients. Post it on your Facebook page. Your sphere of influence may surprise you!
This information was provided to you by Margaret Woda, an Associate Broker with Long & Foster Real Estate in Crofton Maryland. Contact Margaret today for general real estate information or to learn how she can help you buy or sell a home in Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Davidsonville, Gambrills, and Odenton.
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