WION Radio (Ionia) hosted its fourth annual “Treasures for Troops” campaign November 13-20 with help from The Muir Village Market, The Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, and Young Chevrolet-GMC.
This year’s drive met it’s new goal of sending 200 large “Flat Rate” boxes to deployed soldiers! WION’s listeners contributed items at drop off locations throughout their community for the Blue Star Mothers Chapter 188 to prepare, package and mail “Boxes of Love” to servicemen and women.
Each box carries a variety of items including food, clothing, games, utility items and personal care items. The Blue Star Mothers have a “trademark” way of packing their boxes, such as using small candies like packing peanuts to make sure no space is wasted between items. The boxes of love that were sent out with WION’s Treasures for Troops also contained lots of personalized Christmas and other cards that were decorated at elementary schools, boy scouts, girls scouts, listeners, and volunteers assisting on packing day.