Earlier this month, our partners at McAfee joined more than 140 SHI employees and Operation Shoebox New Jersey at SHI Headquarters to assemble care packages for U.S. troops stationed overseas. We had been collecting supplies — toiletries, snacks, knick-knacks, Girl Scout cookies, etc. — since the beginning of September with the goal of mailing 500 packages to arrive in time for the holidays.
But on Dec. 7 (the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a meaningful coincidence that was not lost on us), in a mere three hours, we exceeded that goal, packaging 647 boxes for our servicemen and women.
Operation Shoebox New Jersey is a great organization that has shipped 60,000 care packages over the past eight years to U.S. troops in the Middle East and around the world. In the below video, Executive Director Rod Hirsch talks more about the mission of Operation Shoebox and how volunteers (like you) can make it a success.
For a closer look, check out these pictures on our Facebook page.
From everyone at SHI, have a happy and healthy holiday season!