May 12, 2006


Items on wish list of MarinesDear Editor:

I was wondering if you could help us plug an effort to help support the Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan. All anyone has to do if they would like to send care package supplies, letters of support, and such is drop them off at the United States Marine Corps recruit depot, 8566 E. Firestone Blvd, Ste. A, in Downey. Ask for Sgt. Carloss or Sgt. Renteria.

Items on their wish list include: toilet paper (take out cardboard and flatten), Coppertone 48 sport sun block, magazines, joke books, comics, lightweight tan colored cloth ("The sandstorm season is upon us"), small flash lights or book lights, hooded sweatshirts (black), local newspapers, comic strips, postcards from your hometown, tooth brushes and toothpaste (travel size), dental floss and mouthwash, disposable razors and shave gel or foam, baby wipes and refills 12, body lotion, Chap Stick or Carmex, talcum powder, wash rags, big fluffy towels (for the ladies), facial cleansing pads, nail clippers, files, nail polish (neural colors not flashy), disposable cameras, deodorant, shampoo, bar soap, body wash (liquid), Q-tips, Tinactin foot cream, black beanies, eye drops 21, insoles for boots or shoes, black wool boot socks, Under armour long sleeve / cold gear leggings (black), Frisbees, Nerf footballs, basketballs, electronic hand-held games, CD's and player, hackie sacks, Yo-Yo's, Kids drawings, squirt guns ("especially with the hot season coming up"), envelopes and paper, batteries (any size), Kleenex, Saline nasal spray, Dayquil, Nyquil, pain relievers, sewing kits 29, small mirrors, gummy bears, gummy life savers, Clorox wipes, Ziploc bags, powder laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cigarettes, Copenhagen, green/black T-shirts, underwear (various sizes), contact lens cleaner, liquid hand sanitizer, after shave lotion, Crossword, word search puzzles, AT&T phone cards. Food items (no home-made food): instant soups, tea bag style coffee, instant hot coco, dried fruits, hard candy, Slim Jims/Beef Jerky; powdered Gatorade, cookies in packages or Ziploc bag, crackers, easy cheese Chex Mix, single serve chips, gum, hard candy, Tic-tacs, breath mints, Trail Mix, microwave popcorn, Granola bars, tuna, spices, condiments, Summer Sausage, power bars, Kool Aid (with sugar), dry cereal (individual boxes, Little Debby snack cakes, Kraft Easy Mac, Ragu Express, powdered drinks (pre-sweetened)/juice boxes, sunflower seeds. Thanks. --Josh Wright, Downey


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