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'Mission Impact': Summit, Berkeley Heights YMCAs Need, Collect Basic Items for Our Troops


SUMMIT, NJ - Through its initiative "Mission Impact", The Summit and Berkeley Heights YMCA's are collecting, through March 1, needed items for our troops. The items will be used to assemble care packages that will be delivered to our men and women in uniform.

A list of requested items includes:
Basic Need Items:
Deodorant (travel size)
Cotton Swabs (i.e. Q-tips)
Band-aids, Gauze Pads, First Aid Kits
Lip Balm / Chap Stick

Baby powder and foot Powder (travel size)
Sunblock, SPF 45, Zinc
Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Gel
Hand and Body Lotion / Moisturizer (travel size)
Mouthwash (travel size)
Toothpaste and Toothbrushes
Dental floss Breath Mints / Breath Strips
Cough Drops
Nail Files / Emery Boards / Nail clippers


Entertainment and Sports:

Pens and Mechanical pencils

Batteries “AA”, “AAA” and “C” are the most requested

Double-sided tape


Other Items Requested:

Small Flashlights (battery operated)

Air Freshener

Socks: Black, Olive Green and White (cotton and/or wool)

Black or Green duct tape

Small tool kits

Dust masks

Carpentry tools

Fly Swatters, Fly Paper, Mosquito Netting

Bug repellent in plastic pump bottles only (no aerosol cans, please)

Details can be found on the attached flyer and, for more information, visit


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