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Veterans Holiday Relief Drive – FINAL DAY

January 15

Veteran Holiday Relief Drive benefiting homeless and at-risk Veterans and Military

Please join the Department of South Dakota American Legion Auxiliary and Autumn Simunek, Miss Oahe and partners (Adopted/Supported by Pierre Elks Lodge #1953) in providing a comfortable Holiday Season to our Veterans and military families in need throughout South Dakota.

Contribute an American Legion Auxiliary Buddy Basket filled with household items, a single household or hygiene item, winter apparel, shopping gift cards, or monetary donation through January 15, 2015. Drop-Off Location: Hughes County Courthouse Basement 104 E Capitol Avenue, Mon.-Friday 8 am-5 pm till January 15. Additional Locations/Information: Email Autumn.Simunek@gmail.com. Monetary Donations can be mailed to ATTN: VETS RELIEF DRIVE: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #8 P.O. Box 981 Pierre, SD 57501-0981 or South Dakota Operation: Military Kids SDSU West River AG Center 1905 Plaza Blvd. Rapid City, SD 57702 (SD central funds office)

Basket ideas include….

Buddy Basket(s) Home-warming Welcome Recipe: Assemble a Laundry Basket/Waste Basket filled with: Paper Towels, Bathroom Tissue, Window Cleaner, Scrubbing Cleanser, Rubber Gloves, Cleaning Sponges, Dust Pan w/Hand Brush, Light Bulbs, Shower Curtains w/rings, Bath Towels, Laundry Detergent, Eating Utensils, Dishes, Dish Soap, Dish Towel Set; Frosted with clear wrap/bow and greeting tag/card Single Items(s) of Need or Substitute Items Welcome: Bed Sheets (all sizes), Sleeping Bags, Alarm Clocks, Household Kitchen Items, Hygiene Products (shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, etc.); Buddy Basket Items, Shopping Gift Cards, Winter Coats, Gloves, and Hats (all sizes)


January 15