St. Matthew Parish School and CCW Seek Items for the Military

In honor of Veterans Day, St. Matthew’s Council of Catholic Women, along with St. Matthew Parish School, will be collecting items throughout November to be sent to military personnel serving in the Middle East.  Collected items will be taken to Operation Support Our Troops America (OSOT).  OSOT’s mission is to support the morale and well being of American forces by providing comfort, resources and education to all involved while deployed and upon a soldier’s return.

The most requested items are:


Beef Jerky                                    Granola Bars                      Ramen Noodle Soups

Canned fruit (flip top)               Gum, Hard Candy            Slim Jim

Canned pasta (flip top)             Tootsie Rolls                      Snacks

Chocolate                                    Jelly, Peanut Butter          Soups (micro or flip top)

Coffee, tea                                   Microwave Meals             Sunflower Seeds

Hot Chocolate                            Microwave Popcorn         Trail Mix

Cookies, Candies                       Nuts                                    Tuna Fish (Lunch to go)

Dried Fruit                                  Powder Drinks                  Oatmeal (instant)

TOILETRIES (Small or travel size)

Aloe Vera Lotion                       Eye Drops                          Q-tips

Baby Powder                              Facial Wipes                       Shampoo

Blistex (tube)                               Foot Powder                      Shower Gel

Body Wash                                   Gel Shaving Cream          Soap

Dental Floss                                  Immodium                         Sun Block

Deodorant (non-aerosol)          Kleenex (small pack)        Tooth Brushes

Disposable Razors                     Mouthwash                        Toothpaste

Lip Balm                                            Tylenol


AT&T Phone Cards                        Crossword Puzzles           Paperback Books

Envelopes – Pens                                 Socks

Batteries AA & AAA                        Face Scarves                      Sudoku Books

Insect Repellent (non-aerosol)  Magazines                          Zip Lock Bags (all sizes)

Note Pads                              CDs and DVDs

Contact Andrea at 630.408.0751 or with any questions.