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By BBmaster
This year The Aston Township Parks and Recreation Committee have teamed up with The Rockdale Art Center to collect items for care Packages for Veterans at the Coatesville VA Hospital.

There is approximately 500 residents at the facility at any given time, whether for nursing home services or rehabilitation. Typically, 50 of them are women.

With Veterans Day approaching, join us as we ease the burden on the hearts of our bravest patriots! The collection period will run from October 9th through December 1st.

The following is a list of some of the items the Veterans need:
Personal Hygiene items:
Toothpaste Toothbrushes Shower gel Shampoo
Brush/comb Lotion
Deodorant (men/women)

Cold weather items:

Miscellaneous items:
Envelopes Pens

Snacks: Preferably individually packaged for easier transport and packing

Anyone willing to donate gift bags large enough to hold some of the items above and tissue paper (can be gently used) will be greatly appreciated.

We ask that all donations are received no later than December 1st. Donations will be taken at The Aston Township Community Center on Concord Road and at The Rockdale Art Center, 2551 Mount Road.

We plan to package everything on Sunday Dec. 3rd and hope to deliver the following week.

The following dates are set for writing holiday greeting cards to the Veterans, to be held at The Rockdale Art Center
November- 7th lpm-3pm
November- 18th llam-5p
November- 21st 7pm-9pm

Any questions regarding care packages please contact Kit Spayd at
Any questions regarding the card vent please contact Veronica Batter at