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- SoldiersSend a little bit of home over to our troops for the 4th of July. Here is how you can get involved and support Shoeboxes for Soldiers:

Make a quick shopping trip with the kids, get together with your coworkers, or get your church involved! Rather than an actual "shoebox" - we ask that all participants fill a Large Priority Mail Flat Rate Box (12”x12”x5.5”) from the U.S. Postal Service with an assortment of the items and gifts listed below...

  • Clothing: Flip-flops, White socks, Army-green socks, Hats, and Gloves.

  • Healthcare: Body lotion, Toothbrush, Tooth paste, Contact-Lens Saline Solution, Band-Aids, Surgical tape, Gauze, Tylenol, Tums, Allergy/cold medicine, Gold Bond foot powder, Lotriman Ultra, baby wipes, sun block, Chapstick, Deodorant, Razors, Eye-Drops, Ben Gay, Icy Hot, Q-tips (Also consider putting together a supply box for a female soldier including Tampons)

  • Snacks: Beef jerky, Dried-fruit, Pop-Tarts, Hard Candy, Mixed Nuts, Granola Bars, Fruit Roll-ups, Ramen noodles, Tuna in a pouch, Gum, Mints, Powdered Drink Mixes, Nonperishable food items (No glass and No pork products please!)

  • Morale: AA and AAA batteries, Board Games, Word-Search Books, Cards, Sudoku Puzzles, CD's, DVD's, Disposable Cameras, Pens and Pencils, Handheld Games.

  • Supply: Duct tape, Electrical tape, Super glue

  • Additional requests from soldiers include: New or used Nintendo, Wii, Playstation consoles and games

  • Include a "Thank You" card in the box

PLEASE - Include $14 postage for each Priority Mail Box

Deliver your filled unsealed Priority Mail boxes to any Family Pharmacy location across the Ozarks! Don't worry about filling out the customs-forms...this is why we ask you to leave the boxes unsealed...our team of volunteers will catalog the contents of each box and fill out the appropriate customs forms for you - then they will seal your box and send it on.

For a complete list of Family Pharmacy locations, including addresses and phone numbers - follow this link:

Leave your postage money with the friendly Family Pharmacy crew, and know that you're putting a smile on the face of a local soldier. These men and women sacrifice so much - as do their families - and they ask for very little in return. Imagine what a surprise it will be to receive a package from home, loaded with gifts and supplies, from neighbors and friends who just want to show how much we appreciate their service.  Let's make this a memorable Independence Day for these heroes who won't be spending the holiday season with their families.


Please make checks payable to "Shoebox for Soldiers."  You can support the program by making cash donations through the Seymour bank in Seymour and Rogersville.  Call "Shoebox for Soldiers" coordinator Rhonda Lutrull for more information: 417.818.3046. Learn more about Shoebox for Soldier:


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