Fullerton College’s Veterans Club members are busy getting their Third Annual Care Package Drive ready and sent out to active duty military.
These packages go directly overseas to people who are on active duty and they are also sent to friends and family of Fullerton College’s students and staff. Members of the Veterans Club put the packages together and mail it out.
“Last year, we sent out 75 care packages. We just decided to keep that going,” said Scott Thompson, Veterans Club president. “The number is hoping to increase every year.”
In previous drives, club members have used donations from Veteran’s Day celebrations to send out packages, but stopped this year when the club hit a $1,000 shipping cost.
Local groups outside of campus have helped with donations and funding. Thompson stated that the event “brings people together” and that their goal is to make different parts of campus aware of the club’s activities and events.
The Veterans Resource Center has helped make the club more active by providing student veterans and group members more space to use and even offers free tutoring for members and veterans.
“We are always looking for more stuff to be donated,” said Thompson.
You can show your support for our troops by sending simple items such as: clean socks, magazines, toothbrush, pre-packaged food or even toiletries.
Care packages are scheduled to be sent off on Nov. 22. The Veterans Resource Center is located in Room 518.