Over the course of the last eight years, sisters Jamie Buckley Plakosh and Rose Buckley have collected donations for care packages to send to our brave men and women serving abroad during the holidays. From packaged food, to toiletries, to DVDs, Jamie and Rose try to provide a little TLC to our military men and women during the holidays, when they are far away from home and family.
This year, Success Won’t Wait was proud to join Jamie and Rose in their mission, by providing 250+ paperback books for the care packages!
The partnership was made possible through the efforts of Success Won’t Wait’s Community Liaison and Board Member Italo Carrieri-Russo.
“We are excited to add the Holiday Troop Drive to the growing roster of annual Success Won’t Wait activities. Our men and women fighting overseas do so much to defend our rights and freedoms,” says Italo. “We believe it is important to not only honor them, but also to support them. This donation of 250 books is a great first step in that direction.”
The care packages are highly anticipated and have been received enthusiastically by all. According to a soldier who received a care package from the 2009 drive, “It’s not what’s in the box…but knowing that someone back in the US cares enough to send a package, means the world to us.”
If you are interested in participating or donating items, the drive runs through November 24. Items are destined for troops at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan.
In addition, cash donations will be accepted to defray the cost of shipping. Or, please feel free to write a holiday card or letter to the troops, which will be included in the care packages.
For more information, please feel free to email TroopDriveRB@gmail.com
Read now, because success won’t wait! Founded in 2002, Success Won’t Wait, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit literacy organization based in Wilmington, Delaware.