Boston , Ma (PressExposure) November 15, 2009 -- In whatâs become its own holiday tradition, Boston Pack and Ship, a small load shipping specialist, donated 300 boxes, tape and other packing supplies to Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops for its annual Christmas Care Packages drive.
Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops is a non-profit organization started in 2005 by then 12-year-old Dylan DeSilva of Brewster, Mass. Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops sends care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on a weekly basis. For the holidays, Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops holds a special Christmas Care Package drive. This yearâs goal is to send 1000 care packages to U.S. soldiers overseas.
âWeâve been involved with Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops for a few years now. Itâs one of those causes where itâs never a question of whether or not we can help, but how much,â said Joe Fell, co-owner of Boston Pack and Ship.
In addition to Boston Pack and Shipâs donation, the small load shipping specialist recruited its vendor, Collin Box & Supply, of Easton, Mass., to sell the remainder of the boxes needed by Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops, 800, at cost.
âWe receive a number of these requests, almost on a weekly basis, and itâs an easy one to say yes to,â said Paul Murphy of Collin Box & Supply. âMy daughter is with the Air Force and will soon be deployed overseas. Iâm grateful for the efforts of groups like Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops for their support of the men and women overseas serving our country.â
Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops will host a packing party for the Christmas Care Packages on November 21 and 22 at the Trowbridge Tavern, 100 Trowbridge Road in Bourne. People interested in volunteering to wrap, can call (508) 896-6424 or (774) 216-9052 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops regularly sends care packages to U.S. Troops overseas and accepts donations year round. Those interested contributing to the care packages can find a list of items and drop-off locations on http://www.capecod4thetroops.com. Cape Cod Cares for Our Troops also accepts monetary contributions to help with the cost of supplies and postage. Checks can be sent to: Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, 1831 Long Pond Rd. Brewster, MA 02631.
âWeâd like to thank Boston Pack and Ship, Collin Box & Supply and all our other sponsors and contributors for their generosity,â said DeSilva, now 16. âOne thousand care packages is a mighty ambitious goal, but with the help of all our volunteers and contributors, we can and will accomplish this mission.â
For more information on Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops, please visit [http://www.capecod4troops.com]. For more information on the breadth of Boston Pack and Shipâs services, you can visit the company Web site at http://www.bostonpackandship.com. For a free quote on an out-of-state or international move or shipment, please call (800) 400-7204.