Braintree, MA (PressExposure) May 31, 2009 -- On May 25, Memorial Day, Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops held its 5th annual Spotlight on the Troops at the K-Mart Plaza on Route 132 in Hyannis. In addition to honoring U.S. service men and women at the event, Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops collected items for care packages to be sent to troops serving overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. Boston Pack and Ship, a Braintree-based small load shipping specialist, donated 200 boxes and packing supplies towards this effort.
Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops is a non-profit organization started by 15-year-old Dylan DeSilva of Brewster, Mass. Dylan wanted to find a way to honor U.S. Troops for their service and sacrifice to our country. With the help of his family and friends, he sends care packages to our Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on a weekly basis. The Spotlight on the Troops is just one of the vehicles Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops holds to generate awareness and collect donations.
âGood things may come in small packages, but without the packages, we canât collect or send anything anywhere. So we really appreciate Boston Pack and Shipâs generous donation as some of those were used to collect donations at the Spotlight on the Troops event and the rest will be used to ship the care packages overseas,â said DeSilva.
Donating to Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops is not a new endeavor for Boston Pack and Ship. The Braintree-based packing and shipping company also donated boxes to Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops holiday effort in which more than 500 care packages were sent to troops overseas.
âWhen we heard Dylanâs story, it wasnât a question of would we help, but how much could we help,â said Joe Fell, co-owner of Boston Pack and Ship. âBy donating boxes for the event and the mailing, as well as selling additional boxes at cost, weâre hopefully doing our part in keeping this very worthwhile effort going.â
For people who would like to contribute items for the care packages, Cape Cod Cares For Our Troopsâ Web site, http://www.capecod4thetroops.com, contains a complete list of personal, food and other useful items you can donate. Interested parties can donate at the Spotlight on the Troops event on Monday, May 25 or at any of the drop-off locations also listed on http://www.capecod4thetroops.com.
If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please send a check to: Cape Cod Cares For Our Troops Troops, 1831 Long Pond Rd. Brewster, MA 02631.
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.