See List of Needed Items @ Your Library
Memorial Day is often thought of as the beginning of the summer season, but the real meaning of the holiday is to remember those who gave their lives for our country. We should also use the occasion to remember and thank men and women still alive who have served in the military. During the month of May, Lackawanna County libraries are collecting items needed by veterans who reside at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton.
How to Help:
Groups or individuals may donate to the Residents’ Welfare Fund. The monetary gift will be used to support the many different activities and programs that directly benefit the residents.
The gift may also be designated for a specific need.
Individual or Group Sponsored Program:
Sponsorships can be for bingo, entertainment, parties, luncheon trips or other activities. Individuals or groups may sponsor a program even though they are not present to conduct the program.
|NEW CLOTHING (men’s and women’s)|
|Diabetic socks||Sneakers with Velcro straps|
|White or color T-shirts||Handkerchiefs|
|Cardigan sweaters||Closed-back slippers|
|PERSONAL COMFORT ITEMS|
|Electric razors with and without
|Replacement heads for electric
|Watches with big numbers||Pre-electric shave lotion|
|Tissues||Liquid soap, unscented|
|Envelopes (all sizes)||Postage stamps|
|CDs: Big band, polka, and spiritual||Crossword and word search books|
|Large print and paperback books||DVD Players|
|DVDs: comedy, sports, action,
hunting, and fishing
|Batteries: AA, AAA, 9-volt, hearing
|Portable radio/CD/cassette players||All occasion cards|
|Ink pens and tablets||Eyeglasses repair kits|
We no longer accept:
Music cassette tapes
We have limited need for:
Cologne and perfume