The next shipment of care packages ships Saturday, Sept. 28. But donations are still needed to fill these packages.
"Our collection here has been a lot lower than usual," Shirley Olivieri-Mathies with OSOT said. "Typically we'll send 100 plus boxes for each one of our five shipments and this year our numbers just haven't been there."
Donations such as snacks, shampoo and other toiletries can make our troops feel a little closer to home.
"Receiving a care package or a note from home or any idea that folks from home are thinking of you when you're deployed is a huge morale boost on your day," Cpt. Phil Ventura at Barksdale Air Force Base said. "It just really helps you get through the day far away from home."
Donations can be dropped off at any UPS store in Shreveport and Bossier. Also at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in South Shreveport and any American Climate Control Storage facility in the area.
The last day to donate for the Halloween OSOT care package shipment is Friday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. The care packages will be shipped on Saturday, Sept. 28.