Adopt A Battalion was created in November 2004 by Jack and Pat Parker as a result of a letter written to them by their son Major Timothy Parker USMC, stationed in Iraq during the Iraq War. It was nearing Christmas and his men were feeling bad because they were not receiving much mail nor any packages from home. Their moral was at an all time low. Timothy requested that is father, then the Grand Knight of the Our Lady Of The Island K of C Council in Massapequa Park could ask the members if they could help him booster the moral of his troops. As a result of that request Jack gathered enough donations to fill as many boxes as he could to send .
The majority of the items that were sent went to the troops, but typical of the American solder sharing with the less fortunate Major Parker is seen passing out some gifts to the local children. This not only brought joy to him and his men but also acts as a good will gesture and sets up a trusting bond with the village people. Needless to say these packages started a tradition that has continued 14 years and during that time we have sent well over 5600 care packages that adds up to about 28,000 lbs of goodies at an approxmite postal cost of close to
There are several ways that you can be a part of this great organization.
First you can bring donations to our collection site to be sent to our troops. Donations include; Cookies, Gum, Mints, Beef Jerky, Power Bars, Granola Bars, Trail Mix, Nuts, Powdered Drink Mixes, Peanut Butter, Jelly and any other non perishable snack you can imagine. In addition to the snacks we send toiletries such as Band Aids, Neosporin, Tylenol, Motrin, Soap, Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Toothpaste, Dental Floss, Toothbrushes, Mouthwash, Brushes, Hair Ties, Razors, Shaving Cream, Sun Screen, Chapstick etc..
PLEASE NO AEROSOL CANS OR GLASS!
Second you can make a donation using our PayPal button below or you can drop off monetary donations at our collection site or mail your check to: Adopt a Battalion
63 Clifton Street Farmingdale NY 11735
Your generous donation is greatly needed to help us to continue our mission The money you donate goes towards the purchase of goods that we send to our troops when merchandise is slow coming in as in off seasons and the summer months and to pay the postage fees for shipping. we are now paying $ 12.98 per box. A donation of $200.00 coveres the cost of goods purchased to fill 10 care boxes. Please be as generous as your means will allow. God Bless You.
We are a 501 (c) (3) organization started in 2004. We continue to support our men and women serving our country fighting the War On Global Terrorism in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
Every week we collect donations from the general public , school's, local scout troops including Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts, business groups ,church organizations and clubs.
We meet Saturday morning at the K of C Hall Our Lady Of The Island located at 2 East Gate Rd, Massapequa Park between 8:30 am and 11:30 am. See oue Facebook page for the days we will be open and closed.
In 2017 we shipped "1518" care boxes to Our Troops at a cost of $1900.00. Packed and shipped by the men , women and young adults seen on the left. Every one a truly dedicated volunteer commited to helping us Support Our Troops.
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2 East Gate Rd, Massapequa Park N.Y. 11762
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