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ALAH School District collecting donations for local veterans, VA hospital in Danville

On November 11, 2020 ALAH HS will be presenting a unique Veteran’s Day program and a day of service to honor our current and past veterans. Virtual speakers, musical performances and service projects will highlight this year’s Veteran’s Day Program. High school students will have multiple opportunities to honor our veterans through a variety of service projects which will benefit and recognize area military that are currently serving, local veterans, and the VA hospital in Danville.

Service projects include repairing bicycles for the VA hospital, creating care packages for current serving members and VA hospital residents, writing letters to current military members, recording and performing patriotic music, making fleece tie blankets, creating signs for our veterans and more.

Several items are needed for our veteran care packages and we are asking our community for donations, either monetary or the physical items listed below. We need all items by Friday, November 6.

Clothing: Tube socks, New T-shirts: size M-LX, New tennis shoes size 9 ½- 14, Inexpensive shower flip flops-variety of sizes.

Personal Care Items: Coffee-regular & decaf, Shampoo, Body Wash, Deodorant, Mouthwash-non alcoholic, Chapstick, Hair Brushes/combs, Toothpaste, Gum, Gift Cards: Gas Station, Caseys or DQ.

Health and Home Care for Homeless Veterans: Dish soap, Hand Sanitizer, Disposable Hand Wipes, Bug Spray, Air Freshener, Comet/tub & tile cleaner.

Recreational Therapy Needs: Craft kits: paint by number, wood crafts, model kits for cars/planes; Individual snacks: cup cakes, cookies, pudding, etc.; Leather work kits; Rite dye-variety of colors; AA and AAA batteries; Headphones-no earbuds.

Please contact Steffanie Seegmiller or Michelle Ferguson at ALAH high school 217-543-2146 to arrange pick up of donations.

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