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School helps non-profit with packages for troops

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 19:17:21-05

CARENCRO, La. - A local non-profit got a little help from a Carencro school with spreading love to our troops.

During Catholic Schools Week, on January 28th, Carencro Catholic School collected items for care packages for local service members who are currently deployed. A local non-profit, Cajuns Support Military, whose mission is to send packages monthly, happily collected the items Tuesday morning.

The non-profit sends military members from Acadiana care packages twice a month. One is a personal care package and the other is a snack package.

They have 17 drop off locations throughout Acadiana if you would like to donate.

For more information go to their Facebook page or send them an email

Items needed for care packages:

Personal Care

(No Aerosol)

  • Laundry pods
  • Baby wipes (soft packs)
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Razors
  • Deodorant
  • Foot powder
  • Nasal spray
  • Women's hygiene products
  • Antacids/Tylenol/aspirin
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Eye drops
  • Shampoo/conditioner

Other Essential Items

  • Small flash lights
  • Q-tips
  • Sewing kits
  • Ziploc bags
  • CD/DVD/Books on CD
  • Batteries 4-pack AA and AAA
  • Travel games/cards
  • Pens and writing pads
  • Hand warmers
  • Current magazines
  • Paperback books
  • Shoe insoles
  • Bandanna
  • Black socks (crew length sizes 6 - 12)
  • Local current event articles

Snacks and Food

  • Beef or turkey jerky (no pork)
  • Coffee (small jars on individual packs)
  • Candy
  • Protein bars
  • Peanut butter (16 oz)
  • Trail mix or nuts
  • Tuna in foil pouch
  • Sardines
  • Powder drink mix (individual packs)
  • Tea bags (individually wrapped)
  • Chips in small bags
  • Cookies or snacks (individually wrapped)
  • Hard candy or chewing gum
  • Snack crackers
  • Pop tarts
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Fruit or pudding cups
  • Seasoning (Tony's, Tabasco, etc.)
  • Dry soup mixes
  • Ramen noodles