“WOW!!! Words can never express how you make us all feel when your boxes arrive!! I want to come to WV and hug all of you!!!
“ We are currently deployed to Iraq and are in some rough conditions. The store comes in once a month and it’s a grab what you can type of deal”
“you have no idea the joy you bring to the faces of our young men & women while deployed to such a remote location where they have extremely limited access!”
“your support is definitely appreciated & needed here in theater because it boosts morale!’
“ It’s tough being away from family during the holidays, and the small things really make a big difference in our lives!”
WE ALL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Please join us again, for the 15th year, to send our love and cheer to our deployed men & women in the United States Military who will be far from home, AGAIN, this holiday season serving in extremely dangerous locations!!
MAKE A DONATION....FILL A STOCKING
ALL STOCKINGS MUST BE GENDER NEUTRAL PLEASE!!!
DO NOT MAKE STOCKINGS FOR FEMALES
TO PICK UP & DELIVER FILLED STOCKINGS:
Please call Boatsie 304-232-5277, Zoomie 304-243-0675 Wheeling, WV, Crescent Print shop 304-845-3911 Moundsville, WV, Jean Dougherty 908-296-2273 North Lima, OH, Lisa Rambo 440-668-9597 Avon, 0hio,
Cathy Mezera 304-293-5727 179 Corridor from Morgantown down to Weston.
Book marks enclosed for list of items to put in stockings
we do not need Hallooween candy!!!
REMEMBER TO EMAIL PICTURES OF YOUR GROUP FILLING STOCKINGS
Suggested Items for stocking: Christmas candy, chocolates, Slim Jims, Jerky, Trail Mix, all nuts, chewing gum, dried fruit, life savers, healthy snacks, cookies, dvds, cds, playing cards, wet wipes, travel dental kits, small shave cream, razors, lip balm, tissues, Itune cards, batteries, crew socks.
No liquids ,Large items, or anything with metal small packs of a variety of items makes it fun!!!! ( spending $20-25 makes a nice stocking ) no need to attach list of contents!!
Please add your personal greeting in the stocking, reading uplifting notes & letters from folks back home will surely lift morale!!
**Instructions: Fill stockings TO THE TOPWITH ITEMS. SLIP STITCH, SAFETY PIN OR RUBBER BAND THE TOP TO PREVENT ITEMS FROM FALLING OUT DURING SHIPPING.
Please help Boatsie with the shipping costs by placing $2.00 with the stocking (of course more is always gratefully accepted) Group leaders/teachers collect money and give in one envelope, don’t attach to stocking
( shipping costs have doubled as of January 2014 )
Make Checks Payable to: Boatsie’s Boxes, Inc.
Out of State groups and Individuals please send filled 16-19” stockings/donations to:
We are a nationally recognized, non profit, 501(c)3 charity
All stockings must be in my hands no later than November 10th, 2018
Heartfelt thanks to ALL for your generous support of our Troops throughout the year!! We wish you and your families a blessed Christmas and joyous New Year!!!
Many of you would like to support the women..please see ITEMS NEEDED PAGE for some items that have been requested
by the gals
send separately NOT IN STOCKINGS!!
Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall
will be set up at
Buffalo Chip Campground
Sturgis South Dakota
THANK YOU AIRMEN FROM THE
28TH MUNITIONS SQUARDON
ELLSWORTH AFB, SD
Pat & Caroline, during a brief visit home, had the opportunity to meet and thank the Bizanovich family for their generous contributions to Boatsie's Boxes in support of our deployed Troops!
COMCAST CARE DAY
TO ALL THE MARVELOUS VOLUNTEERS
WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY TO WRITE 22,000
THANK YOU NOTES TO BE SENT TO OUR MILITARY
MEN & WOMEN OVERSEAS AND COLLECTED
BOXES OF NEEDED SUPPLIES!!!
WHAT A WONDERFUL GENEROUS THING YOU DO, UNDER THE
UMBRELLA OF COMCAST!!!!
SO MUCH APPRECIATED!!!!
Congratulations to Ciera, newest menber of the Air Force and to her proud Dad, Mike King!!!
MICHAEL KING YOU ARE AMAZING!! SO TOO ARE ALL YOUR TEAM MEMBERS WHO ARE PART OF THE VETNET EMPLOYEE RESOURCE GROUP AT COMCAST!! HUGE APPRECIATION & THANKS TO LEADER MIKE KING, MICHAEL 'GUS' MYERS ( US NAVY ), RICH GORDON ( US AIR FORCE ), DAVE HENNING, STEPHEN CAMPBELL, KEVIN HODITS ( MARINES ), WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS MY PROFOUND GRATITUDE FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS!!!
HAPPY EASTER, HAPPY SPRING!!!
WE CONTINUE SENDING HEALTHY SNACKS
for our special project..february-may
( OPERATION HEALTHY SNACKS )
TROOPS, BUT AS THE WEATHER BEGINS TO WARM UP
THEY WILL NEED ITEMS THAT
BEAT THE HEAT
see complete list on 'items needed page' in red
Thank you WOMAN'S WORLD MAGAZINE for supporting
our troops!!! The coffee donations, thanks to your ad, have been
"KEEP TROOPS WARM AND ENERGIZED!!!!
HELP A HERO!"
"Do you have bags of premium caffeinated coffee to share? If so,
consider sending them to Boatsie's Boxes! The nonprofit ships
thousands of packages to deployed soldiers around the world.
Please mail dpnations to Boatsie's Boxes 33 Forest Hills Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003 and learn more at Boatsie.com "
THE CHAPEL OF FOUR CHAPLAINS
50TH ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET DINNER
COMMEMORATING THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY
THE SINKING OF THE USAT DORCHESTER
boatsie & her husband Jim were honored to be a part of
the 400 in attendance
Lt George L. Fox..Methodist, Lt Alexander D Goode..Jewish, Lt. John P. Washington..Roman Catholic..Lt. Clark V. Poling..Dutch Reformed were the 4 brave chaplains that sacrificed their lives that others may live.
sinking of the USAT Dorchester
CH ( COL ) Laurence Bazer, Chaplain Brigadier General Steven Schaick, USAF ( center ) keynote speaker, Boatsie
Jason M. Smith Commandant Lehigh Valley Marine Corps
survivor of Pearl Harbor ( center ) was honored
perfect opportunity to honor all those who have served our country with distinction
VISIT TO HERSHEY
A HUGE THANK YOU TO ANN DROBNOCK COORDINATOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS FOR ALL THE DELICIOUS HERSHEY CANDY YOU DONATE TO THE TROOPS!!!!!
NEWS ON SOME OF THE TROOPS WE SUPPORT
37,500 AMERICAN SOLDIERS, SAILORS,AIRMEN AND MARINES ARE SERVING IN SOUTH KOREA.
US FORCES IN SOUTH KOREA ARE A MAJOR PRESENCE IN THE REGION AND A KEY TO THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S AIM TO REBALANCE TOWARDS THE ASIA-PACIFIC.
THE TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN NOW NUMBER 14,000 WITH 1,000 MORE DUE IN APRIL.
THE U.S.AIR FORCE DEPLOYED TWELVE A-10 THUNDERBOLT JETS TO PROVIDE AIR-SUPPORT FOR BOTH AMERICAN AND AFGHAN
TROOPS IN THE REGION. IT ALSO SENT MORE DRONES AND RESCUE HELICOPTERS. MORE BOMBS DROPPED IN THE REGION
IN 2017 THAN 2012.
THE AIR FORCE CONTINUES TO STRIKE TERRORISTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AT A RECORD SETTING PACE IN DIRECT SUPPORT OF OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE AND OPERATION FREEDOMS SENTINEL
1,000 TROOPS REMAIN IN POLAND
IRAQ & SYRIA CONTINUE TO BE A VERY FLUID SITUATION WITH 6,000 TROOPS
THERE IS NO USO FACILITY ON BASE IN QATAR ...IT ACTS AS A TRANSIT HUB FOR OVER 9,000 DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBERS
TRAVELING TO OR FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.
OKINAWA AND JAPAN HAVE OVER 50,000 AMERICAN SERVICE MEMBERS WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MILITARY OF SOUTH KOREA.
7,000 MORE IN GUAM
KUWAIT HAS 10 MILITARY BASES, FULLY STAFFED AND READY ON ALERT AND READY TO ENGAGE IN SYRIA AND IRAQ
UAE CONTINUES TO SUPPORT OVER 3500 AMERICAN TROOPS.
MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNITS ( MEU'S ) MADE UP OF 2200 MARINES MOVE ABOUT, ON THE READY, WHERE NEEDED
ALL YEAR LONG
WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR MEN AND WOMEN
WITH BASIC AND REQUESTED ITEMS
( LIST ON ITEMS NEEDED PAGE)
BELOW ARE SOME ON OUR SPECIAL PROJECTS IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR SHIPMENTS
KEEPING STRONG AND HEALTHY!!!
OPERATION HEALTHY SNACKS
when our warriors are on patrol or traveling
on convoy away from their base, snacks are what keeps them
energy bars, all nuts, slim jims, jerky, trail mix,
crackers, breakfast bars, drink packs,
peanut butter cups, tuna on the go...
and of course
a few bags of
chewing gum, jelly beans, pretzels and cookies
INDIVIDUAL PACKS PLEASE
HEARTS TO OUR TROOPS
LET'S SHOW OUR APPRECIATION FOR ALL THEY
DO BY SENDING THEM OUR LOVE & THANKS!!!
LETTERS, CARDS, HOME MADE HEARTS, CHOCOLATE HEARTS, STUFFED HEARTS, COFFEE MUGS, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ANYTHING VALENTINE RELATED.