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Patterson Kids Collect Goodies For Military Care Packages

Kids at Camp Herrlich's after-school programs have been putting together care packages for troops. Donated items can be left at several locations in the area until Friday, Nov. 11.
Kids at Camp Herrlich's after-school programs have been putting together care packages for troops. Donated items can be left at several locations in the area until Friday, Nov. 11. Photo Credit: Contributed

PATTERSON, N.Y. -- Wondering what to do with all that leftover Halloween candy?

There’s a way to get those treats into the hands of military folks serving overseas.

Children participating in after-school programs run by Camp Herrlich in Patterson have been gathering up items that the troops “miss most” as part of their fall community service project, the organization says.

Among those are: candy, snacks, personal hygiene products, CDs and DVDs, magazines and more.

The donations will be turned over to United for the Troops, a Carmel-based organization that sends care packages to soldiers.

The collection drive will continue through Friday, Nov. 11 at the following locations, Mondays through Fridays :

  • Kent Elementary Schoo l, 1091 Route 52, Carmel. 7-9 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Matthew Paterson Elementary School , 100 South Street, Patterson. 7-9 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Pawling Elementary Schoo l, 7 Haight Street, Pawling. 6:45-8:45 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m.
  • Camp Herrlich , 101 Deacon Smith Hill Road, Patterson. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

For a complete list of needed items, visit www.campherrlich.org and click on the home page and then “News and Events,” or go to unitedforthetroops.org and click on “Wish List.”

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