SLRD Collecting Items for Care Packages

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Shoreline Roller Derby is collecting items to send in care packages to Camp Pratt in Afghanistan. If you would like to contribute, drop off boxes will be placed at Melís Diner* and Transformations Salon* on December 7th. The boxes will be collected on Sunday, December 16th and sent out the following week.

Suggested Items Include:

Candy/cookies/baked goods

Beef Jerky

Hand/Foot warmers

Warm Black Socks (so they can be worn in uniform)


Febreeze (or other non-aerosol air freshener)

Anything you would miss if you were in Afghanistan for a long period of time, baby wipes, good coffee, DVDís and current magazines have also been suggested.

The 1034th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion also collects items for the kids in Afghanistan, any new or gently used winter hats, gloves, mittens or scarves for children in the area would be enormously appreciated.

If you are unable to contribute, you can also drop off store-bought or handmade cards as well. Thank you cards, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa cards would all be wonderful. Basically anything to help those stationed in Afghanistan know that we appreciate them.

If you have any questions about this project or about Shoreline Roller Derby in general, email or ask a question on their facebook page at If any money is donated it will go towards shipping and more care package items (unless otherwise noted).

In the meantime, SLRD has been getting their bouting schedule ready and canít wait to bout both away and at home. Stay tuned and weíll see you in April!

*Drop Off Locations

Melís Diner

262 RT 163

Uncasville, CT

Transformations Hair Salon

303 RTR, Groton, CT