Stories tagged with: Care Packages

July 25, 2013 - 4:11pm
2 years 43 weeks ago

Over 100 packages were put together by kids from the Zanesville Civic League for the dining room guests at Christ's Table. They spent their Thursday morning filling care packages with toothbrushes, toothpaste and lotions.

"Everyone is so excited. Not just to get their care packages, but to see the youth in our community stepping up and doing something," said Keely Warden, Executive Director of Christ's Table. "And this is such a wonderful community project because the...

March 14, 2012 - 10:49am
4 years 10 weeks ago

A project that began in area schools is now asking the community to get involved.

This week marks Americorps Service week. Locally, the Americorps College Guides created a project to help our troops. They along with students have collected items to be sent to the Ohio National Guard Troop currently serving in Afghanistan.

The idea for the project was inspired by their supervisor who's husband is currently serving.

"It's something that kind of hits close to home and was...

August 27, 2011 - 4:29pm
4 years 38 weeks ago

The church has left the building - at least that's what volunteers at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church are saying.

Pastor Mark Matzke said the Zanesville church is metaphorically tearing down the walls to bring the community together for a good cause.  He said members of the church are mailing care packages to service men and women overseas.

"We have a lot of members of our congregation who are military families," said Matzke.  "It's a cause that's...

July 23, 2011 - 3:35pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

If you were driving along the Maysville Pike in South Zanesville Saturday, you may have noticed an ambitious group of youngsters trying to flag you down.

Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 132 gathered outside the Maysville Avenue Sheetz to collect items and send care packages to troops overseas. Items requested varied from chewing gum and candy... to disposable cameras and batteries. Cub Master, Tim Adams said there is no set goal on how much to raise, but knows every little bit helps...

July 2, 2011 - 6:06pm
4 years 46 weeks ago

It's Christmas in July for one Zanesville organization.

Thinking ahead to the Christmas holiday, Operation Spirit celebrated the 4th of July by raising money for Christmas care packages for troops overseas. The group held a drive-thru chicken dinner fundraiser. Director, Melodie Pittman aimed to sell more than 200 chicken dinners which would raise about  $1,800.

"The rain has kind of kept the drive-thrus away but we'll go, if we have to go stand on the corner...

May 30, 2011 - 5:28pm
4 years 51 weeks ago

A local Boy Scout, with the mind-set to one day serve, is doing his part now to show his support for our troops.

Troop 164's, Judah Horval, has aimed to become an Eagle Scout and then... an officer in the military. As part of his mission, he has launched a project to send 25 care packages overseas.

"Well we planned to do this on Memorial Day because its just already a day people plan to show support to the troops," said Judah. "They...

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