Operation Stars and Stripes

Operation Stars and Stripes
Last year we sent 510 bags of love to American troops in Afghanistan, Korea and Greenland. Help make our 6th year the BEST EVER!

Each February, Zion’s Sunday school children choose a project that reaches out to the local community and beyond. This year the Sunday school has chosen to collect items for our troops overseas through the non-profit organization, Operation: Stars and Stripes.

Items will be collected January through mid-February, packaged by the Sunday school children and then shipped to Operation: Stars and Stripes in Atlanta, Georgia where the packages are distributed.

In order to make this project as worth-while as possible, Zion’s Day school has joined our efforts in collecting items desperately needed and greatly appreciated by our troops and their families. We would also like to ask Zion’s congregation members to join us by collecting the following items:

  • Kind Bars of Healthy Grains Cluster Bars
  • Drink Mix Singles (Coffee is a favorite!)
  • Snack sized packages of Jerky or Slim Jim's
  • Snack sized packages of Oreos
  • Chewing Gum
  • Travel-sized Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush (Individually wrapped)
  • Gallon-sized ZipLok bags (used for packaging items)

Other ways to help:

  • We will also be accepting monetary donations to help cover the cost of shipping, which we expect to be rather costly. Please make checks payable to: Zion Lutheran Church Sunday school and put in the memo, “OSS Donation”.
  • Write a THANK YOU note to a soldier. Must be written on provided letterhead.
  • Draw a picture on our Operation: Bag of Love drawing page
  • Pray for our Troops!
  • Help Sunday School kids assemble items on Sunday February 18th at 9:15 a.m.

For more information about Operation: Stars and Stripes, Inc., please visit
their website at www.operationstarsandstripes.org.

Our Collection is underway!