Spark Fans!

We’ll be sending Love & Light this February to women in active military duty and women veterans and NEED YOUR HELP!

As part of our Off-Season of Community Giving, the Los Angeles Sparks have organized a military care package drive, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department Military and Veteran Affairs, that kicks off today, Valentine’s Day, and runs through February 28th

During these two weeks, we will be collecting toiletries, household supplies, new or gently-used winter clothing, packaged food items, and games and activities that encourage family bonding that will be distributed to those-in-need on March 1st.   The donated items will benefit military individuals and families who are/have been struggling with homelessness, food insecurity, and/or active duty-related PTSD, military sexual trauma, and/or depression.

All donated items can be dropped off through February 28th at the LA Sparks Front Office. The full list of items that can be donated is below!


CARE PACKAGE WISH LIST:

Household Supplies
All-purpose wipes
Baby wipes
Batteries (AA and/or AAA)
Mechanical pencils
Sewing kits (travel size)
Blankets (new or gently-used)

 

Personal Hygiene
Lip balm
Sunscreen
Body wash
Vicks VapoRub
Tampons/Maxi pads
Deodorant (travel size or regular)
Lens cleaning cloths
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Combs
Hair ties
Dental floss
Lotion (travel size)

 

Clothing
Socks (new only)
Beanies (new only)
Scarves (new or gently-used)
Gloves (new or gently-used)
Hand warmer inserts for gloves
Cold-weather jackets (new or gently-used)
Ties (new or gently-used)

 

Food
Koolaid or Crystal Light drink mix packets
Hot cocoa packets
Instant coffee
Gum
Jerky (beef, turkey, salmon)
Hot sauce packets (Del Taco, Taco Bell, Cholula, Tabasco)
Sunflower seeds
Microwaveable popcorn packets
Energy bars
Cans of tuna

 

Fun
Playing cards (new or gently-used)
Puzzle books
Books
Board games (new or gently-used)
Plastic model kits
Hand-written letters of encouragement