The Friends of the Franklin Library's Books for Soldiers group is in immediate need of funds to help ship half of more than 300 boxes of homemade cookies and cards from children to soldiers in Afghanistan.
More than 25 volunteers are packing boxes of cookie "six-packs," candy, hot beverage mix and Christmas cards (made by the children), then filling the voids with popped popcorn as packing material at the Franklin Library.
The Christmas boxes are one of the Books for Soldier's group ongoing support activities, Coordinator Karen Grochowski explained. The boxes are destined for individual soldiers and small units, plus one request of a six-pack per soldier for a 5,000-man group.
It costs about $13 to ship one box, and the group has funds to ship about half. By late Friday afternoon, one load of boxes were in the mail, Grochowski said, adding that volunteers should finish packing by about noon Saturday.
Any contribution towards shipping can be made at the library's Circulation Desk.
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