Blue Star Mothers Program
The Collinsville Library has set up a Blue Star Mother's Collection Box for our Troops. We also have a dedicated wall space for pictures of our Troops.
Wall of Honor
This started as a result of one of our staff meeting a Blue Star Mother at the parent orientation in OKC when her son was being deployed. They discussed the need for items and how we could help with the project. All CV staff has signed on for the project including taking on at least one service person to send individual boxes of supplies to each month.
The wall behind the Blue Star Mother's Collection Box is dedicated to pictures of loved ones serving in the armed forces. Although this is a very small thing to do for those serving our country it is one way we can make a difference. Also, it is a way to provide a visual for the students who use the library to see how we care for our Troops.
We are on a campaign to fill as many boxes as we can for the Blue Star Mothers. Please come by the Collinsville Library with your donations. If you have pictures you would like to have on our Wall of Honor bring those as well. If you want to know more about The Blue Star Mothers, visit the Tri-County Blue Star Mothers website.
Supplies Needed to Send to Deployed Troops
- Artificial tears
- Cough drops
- Dental floss
- Disposable razors
- Pocket combs
- Sample sized Tylenol or Ibuprofen
- Unscented deodorant
These items need to be traveled sized to be able to fit into the box.
- Energizer or Duracell batteries - AA
- Hand sanitizer
- Handiwipes (50 to 80 count)
- Self-sticking velcro strips - black or grey
- Small pocket or 3 by 5-inch American flags
- Small puzzle books
- Sunscreen and bug repellant lotion
- White crew socks - sizes 9 to 11
- Ziplock bags - all sizes
These items need to be single serving to be able to fit into the box.
- Folgers Coffee Singles
- Fruit snacks
- Hot cider and hot cocoa
- Jerky and beef sticks
- Lasagna, beef stew, or chicken dumpling meal kits
- Microwave macaroni and cheese packets - EZ Mac meal kits
- Pop-top soups
- Powdered drink singles
- Ramen noodles
- Small pop-top fruit cans
- Tuna or chicken salad meal kits