The Livingston County Farm Bureau, Will County Farm Bureau, the Bank of Pontiac, Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce and Fairbury Chamber of Commerce are teaming up to collect international phone cards and items to be sent to our military personnel in time for the holidays.
Because of the variation of phone cards available on the market, the best way to get the proper cards to our military troops is through monetary contributions. Contributions may be mailed to: Phone Cards for Troops, c/o Livingston County Farm Bureau, 901 W. Howard St., PO Box 410, Pontiac, IL. Checks should be made out to: “Phone Cards for Troops”. Please mail in contributions by November 21.
So what should you donate? Here is a list of items to get you started:
Hot chocolate/Hot Cider Packets
Jerky/Slim Jims/Summer Sausage
Small Boxes of crackers
Cheese & Crackers
Canned fruit (snack size), canned soup
Tuna or Chicken (canned or packets)
Trail Mix/ Nuts/ Sunflower Seeds
Cookies (packaged), rice krispie treats
Granola bars, protein bars
Fruit Snacks/Dried fruit
Instant Oatmeal Packets
Easy Mac Packets
Microwave or Hearty Canned Soup
Candy Canes, Christmas Candy
Over the Counter Pain Reliever
Men’s White or Black Crew (work) Socks
T-Shirts- Brown, white or Tan
Batteries: AA & AAA
Sweat Pants, Blanket Throws
Any type of suitable small gifts
Small 8 to 12” artificial Christmas tree
Ornaments (handmade or purchased, no glass)
New men’s magazines, hand held games
DVD’S or CD’s, Disposable cameras
They will also be collecting the items listed above and they can be dropped off at the following locations: Livingston County Farm Bureau office ; any Bank of Pontiac location; Pontiac Chamber of Commerce or Fairbury Chamber of Commerce. Please drop off these items by November 21.
If you should have any questions, call the Farm Bureau office at 815-842-1103.