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As part of our quest to participate in at least 30 community and volunteer activities to celebrate our 30th anniversary in 2010, HMA Public Relations is pleased to announce it is partnering with client Sanford-Brown College in Phoenix in a donation drive to help our troops.

From now until Monday, November 1 at 5 p.m., HMA is collecting items from the list below.

The donation drive is being organized by Rosio Campbell at Sanford-Brown, whose cousin is in the Army and currently deployed.

“Recently, I sent my cousin a care package, and he mentioned that there were a few guys within his unit who were not receiving anything from home because they are single or they just don’t have a lot of family,” said Campbell. “So, I immediately thought we could make it a campus-wide project to make sure the entire unit is taken care of. After all, they are risking their lives to take care of us.”

Campbell’s cousin, a felloe Arizona resident, and his troop are deployed to Afghanistan FOB Farrah. They’ve been deployed sine the summer and will not return to the United States until July 2011.

All items can be dropped off to the HMA office at 3610 N. 44th St. #110 in Phoenix. We are just south of Indian School on 44th Street. Also, feel free to drop us a line at 602-957-8881 or abailin@hmapr.com for more information.

Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Approved Items for Donation

Baby Wipes
(Used for bathing in lieu of showers)

Laundry Soap
(Small Single-Load Packs, Trial Sizes, or 'Tablets')

Liquid, Bar, or Waterless Soap

Shampoo, Conditioner

Lotion
(Tube Only)
(For rough, dry skin)

Sunblock, Aloe Vera

Hand Sanitizer

Liquid Body Wash
(Used also for shaving)

Deodorant
(Roll-On or Gel Only)

Shaving Cream
(Non-Aerosol Only)

Eye Drops
(Relieves irritation from sand)

Saline Spray/Drops
(Sensitive nasal passages)

Kleenex
(Individual Packs)

Toilet Paper
(1” x 4”)

Q-Tips
(Travel Packs)
(Used to clean ears and guns)

Feminine Hygiene Products, Tampax

Disposable Razors
(2-5 Pack)

Baby Powder, Foot Powder
(Used on body and in boots to keep dry)

Dr. Scholls Moleskin
(Pads for sore feet)

Blistex, Vaseline, Carmex
(Squeeze Tube)

Toothpaste, Toothbrush

Mouthwash

Dental Floss/Picks

MAG Lite (Flashlight), Bulbs and Batteries

Insect Repellent (Deet)
(Pump Action or Towelettes)

Writing Paper, Envelopes, Pens

Games and Puzzles (Hand Held)

DVD’s and CD’s
(Movies and Music)

Hand/Foot Warmers

Chips - Doritos, Pringles, Corn and Potato Snacks
(2-3 oz. Plastic Containers or Individual Snack Packs)

Dips
(9 oz. Plastic Containers or Cans)

Trail Mix, Poppycock, Butter Toffee (Popcorn)
(7-8 oz. Snack Packs)

Crackers, Cookies, Power Bars
(12 oz. or Individual Snack Packs)
(Cheese and Crackers, Peanut Butter and Crackers)

Cereal
(Individual Boxes or Plastic Cups)

Cheese
(Plastic Squeeze Container)

Fruit and Nuts
(6-8 oz. Dried or Canned Snack Packs)
Apricots, Bananas, Cherries, Mixed Fruit,
Peaches, Pineapple, Rasins)

Pudding, Jell-O
(Squeeze Tube or Snack Packs)

Soups
(15 oz. Plastic Containers)
(Campbell’s Soup at Hand)

Lasagna, Ravioli, Spaghetti, Mac & Cheese, Chili,
Beef Stew, Chicken n’ Dumplins, Noodles & Chicken
(7-15 oz. Plastic Containers)
(Chef Boyardee/Nalleys)

Chicken, Turkey, Salmon, Tuna
(7 oz. Easy Open Packs)
(Chicken of the Sea/Bumble Bee)

Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate,
Apple Cider, Powdered Drinks

(Individual Servings)
(Chrystal Light, Kool Aid, Country Time, Smuckers, Capri Sun)

Spices
(Sweet, Sour, Spicy, etc. - Tabasco, Season Salt)
Sugar (Packs) and Creamers)
(MRE’s – (Meals Ready to Eat)
become bland (boring) over time and need flavoring)

Abbie S. Fink
Abbie S. Fink
Vice President/General Manager Abbie has been doing public relations her whole life…from organizing a picket line in 6th grade to organizing client communications today. She’s passionate about a lot of things, you’ll see. Check out Abbie's full bio

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