A local woman, Pam Burke of Atkinson NH, had an idea of how to help and reach out to people suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy. She was frustrated that there were not many choices for people in New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts to help out. She wanted to take action! Using her own resources, she arranged for a 53′ tractor trailer truck courtesy of Louis P. Cote Riggers. This truck will be parked at the Atkinson Community Center on Saturday, Dec. 15th from 8:00 – 1:00 and on Sunday, Dec. 16th from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. Items that will make the holidays a bit brighter for those whose lives have been torn apart by this killer storm will be collected.
The truck will deliver these items directly to Operation Hometown Hope of NJ.
What to put in the boxes: Items for children of all ages as well as adults. Adults who have been through this catastrophic event really need a pick-me-up to cheer them as well as children. Create your Shoebox with a person in mind: Toddler boy or girl, teenager, adult woman or man. Toys, crayons, books, card games, craft projects, tools, DVDs, popcorn, candy….you get the idea! No liquids please due to freezing.
Please do not wrap the shoeboxes shut!
In addition to Shoeboxes the following items are also being collected: Toys R Us gift cards, board games, children’s toys, hats, gloves, scarves, etc. And of course feel free to personalize your gift with a card or a note