Items Sought For Easter Care Packages For Troops

To the Readers’ Forum:

We, from the Lake Erie New York Chapter 4 of the Blue Star Mothers, would again like to thank the greater Jamestown community for the support shown during our Christmas Care Package Project. The 435 boxes, including many that were sent to Afghanistan, arrived on time for Christmas and were immensely appreciated by our military. We have received many thank you notes and each note has expressed how much the boxes meant to them and how much their spirits were lifted by receiving them, often asking us to relay this thanks to you, the Jamestown community.

We are currently collecting for our annual Easter Care Package Project. Again, we are asking our wonderful community for support in the form of donations of items to fill these boxes or money to cover postage. Please check your area legions, churches and businesses for a Blue Star mother box to drop your items into. If you can’t find a collection box and would like to donate, please contact us at

We are also looking for cards and letters from our community to add to these boxes. If your scout troop, Sunday school group, classroom or other group would like to make cards or write letters thanking our men and women who are serving and wish them a Happy Easter, please contact us at the above email. We will make arrangements to collect them and include them in our boxes.

We will be packing and mailing the Easter care packages at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2 in the Zion Lutheran Church, 45 Falconer St., Frewsburg. You may also drop your donations at the church from 9 to 11 a.m. that day.

If you have the address of a deployed military member that you would like us to add to our list, please email it to the address above. Any support for postage costs can be sent to: Blue Star Mothers NY 4, P.O. Box 162, Westfield, NY 14787.

Thank you all again for your part in supporting our men and women who serve.

God bless our troops and God bless America!

Kathleen Colver

for Members of the Blue Star Mothers NY Chapter 4