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Herobox needs packers for Dec. 8 event in Tyrone

If you’re looking for a way to give back to our troops stationed overseas, Herobox wants your help.

On Saturday, Dec. 8 Herobox will host its third annual Holiday HeroDay to help pack boxes of specialized care packages to send to Afghanistan in advance of the holiday season. The event will be held at the Tyrone Depot in downtown Tyrone from 6-8 p.m. with dinner served for volunteers.

The task is significant, as organizers hope to pack 1,000 Heroboxes in all that evening. The goal is to send out a total of 5,000 Heroboxes to servicemen and women for the holidays, and Home Depot is pitching in with an event to pack 2,500 boxes with items they already have at the ready.

Herobox is also looking for a few volunteer office workers to help in advance of the event at the office location at 500 Swanson Road, Suite 1, in Tyrone.

Herobox, a non-profit organization, is always on the lookout for a common set of items often requested by our troops overseas. If you have any of the following items you can drop them off at the Herobox office, where there is plenty of warehousing room set up to organize the items, including -

Food such as:

• Beef Jerky

• Powder Drink Mix

• Dried Fruit

• Power Bar/Granola Bar

• Microwavable Popcorn

• Microwavable Cheesy Mac

• Sunflower Seeds

• Hard Candy

• Twizzlers

• Tuna Fish Packets

• Instant Noodles, Soup

• Coffee

• Trail Mix


• Baby wipes

• Hand sanitizer

• Deodorant Male/Female

• Body Lotion

• Sun block

• Toothbrush/paste

• Feminine Hygiene products

• Lip balm

• Tissues

• Throat lozenges

• Eye drops

• Body Powder

• Tums, Rolaids

• Mouthwash



• Books, Puzzle Books

• Pens, Pencils, Postcards

• Drawing pads, journals

• Magazines

• Tupperware

• AA Batteries

• Brown undershirts, socks


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