Credit Union still seeking donations for troops

  • Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 11:18 a.m.

State Employees’ Credit Union is in its annual statewide holiday campaign, “SECU Supports the Troops,” to benefit North Carolina’s military personnel deployed throughout the world.

For the project, SECU is collecting “wish list” items for soldiers and providing gifts from home during their tour of duty. Collection boxes are in each of SECU’s branches for members and those in the community who wish to participate. Canisters will also be provided in branches for those who wish to give a monetary donation to help ship the supplies to the troops.

Wish list items may be dropped off at your local SECU branch through Oct. 31.

All donations must be NEW (no used items) and must be able to fit in a 10” x 10” x 5” box.

Travel sized products are best to increase the number of items included. Please note: No items in pressurized (aerosol) cans or glass containers.

Food items

Snacks — individual packages of crackers, cookies, trail mix, protein bars, dried fruit, nuts, microwave popcorn, beef jerky, mints, gum, hard candy. No chocolate that can melt. Powdered drink mixes in small, individually sealed packages.


No hotel samples, please. Shampoo, travel-size only, no full-size or oversize bottles; deodorant bar soap, lotion, travel-size only, no full-size- or oversize- bottles; toothpaste, no oversize tubes; toothbrushes, individuals only, no large multipacks; dental floss, disposable razors (small packs), nail clippers, moist towelettes, small packs only, no diaper wipes or large oversize packs; sunscreen, no large, full-sized or oversize bottles and no aerosol cans; insect repellent wipes with DEET.

Medicine/first aid

Bandages (small boxes only); tissues (small packages only); antacids (small packages); Tylenol/Advil/Aleve (small bottles/packages); cough drops, eye drops


Socks, above the ankle/crew (white or black); toboggans (black, brown, tan, olive green).


Decks of cards and travel games (small handheld games only, no large boxes/containers); puzzle books (small or mini sized books, no full size or oversize books); post card size stationery (no 8 1/2 by 11 or oversized notebooks, paper or tablets); pocket calendars; pens.

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