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Students Collect Items for Moon Township Troops Serving Overseas

Help Moon Township-area military members deployed in Afghanistan.

Moon Area High School and Sewickley Academy students are collecting items to be sent to local military members deployed in Afghanistan. 

Moon student John Bal and Sewickley Academy student Jack Matten are soliciting donations for care packages, which will be shipped to Moon Township's 303rd Army Reserve Unit, based at McGarity Reserve Center off University Boulevard. 

The students hope to gather toiletries and basic comfort items for the unit. In addition, they seek to raise $1,000 to pay for shipping costs. 

Collection sites are located at: 

  • The Moon Township Public Library on Beaver Grade Road
  • St. James Parish in Sewickley
  • The Moon Township Volunteer Firemen Fish Fry at the Public Safety Building. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays in Lent. 

Suggested items for the care packages: 

  • Hard Candy 
  • White Athletic Socks 
  • Beef Jerky 
  • Drink Mixes 
  • Breath Mints 
  • Playing Cards 
  • Books-paperbacks 
  • Magazines 
  • Puzzle Books 
  • Lip Balm 
  • Lotion 
  • Vaseline 
  • Greeting Cards 
  • Shoe insoles 
  • Chewing Gum 
  • Individual packaged Oreos, crackers, chips (nothing that will melt in hot temperatures) 
  • Cash Donations (to help with the cost of mailing).

For questions, call 412-859-1281 or email, 303rdCare@gmail.com

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