October 27, 2008
08-178

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Cadets Encourage Campus to Support Troops For Christmas

VALDOSTA - Cadets in Air Force ROTC Detachment 172 at Valdosta State University encourage the campus community to support troops stationed overseas through the local Christmas in the Desert campaign.

The charitable program collects items for soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan and transports them overseas during the holidays. ROTC cadets will be accepting donations during the VSU Blazer football game at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, near the main entrance and southwest gate of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. Items can also be dropped off until Oct. 30 at Odum Library, Nevins Hall, Langdale and Hopper residence halls, the University Center lobby and Barrow Hall on north campus.

Contact Det. 172 at (229) 333-5954 for more information.

The following items were requested:

• AA & AAA batteries
• Air freshener
• Baby wipes
• Beef jerky
• Board games
• Blank postcards
• Body powder
• Books
• Bug spray
• Canned cheese
• Playing cards
• Chewing gum
• Chex mix
• Chips
• Contact solution
• Cotton balls
• Crackers
• Crossword puzzles
• Dental floss
• Deodorant
• Disposable cameras
• Disposable razors (men’s & women’s)
• DVD movies
• Envelopes
• Eye drops
• Feminine hygiene products
• Fly swatters
• Foot powder
• Gallon-sized re-sealable bags
• Granola bars
• Hand sanitizer
• Hard candy
• Ink pens
• Instant soup
• Lip balm
• Lollipops
• Magazines
• Mints
• Mouth sprays
• Nasal sprays
• Stationery
• Peanuts
• Pillows
• Microwave popcorn
• Pop Tarts
• Pretzels
• Protein bars
• Q-tips
• Ravioli in pop-top cans
• Shampoo
• Shaving cream
• Shower puffs
• Small packs of fruit
• Soap
• Sunflower seeds
• Sunscreen
• Sweetened Kool-Aid
• Tissues
• Toilet paper
• Toothbrushes
• Toothpaste
• Towels
• Trail mix
• Travel games
• Tums, Imodium and Pepto Bismol
• Twizzlers
• Tylenol, Advil, Excedrin
• Video games
• Vitamins