Cape Cod Five Collects 5K Items for Troop Care Packages

Courtesy of Cape Cod Five: Items collected for Cape Cod Cares for the Troops’ holiday donation drive.

ORLEANS – More than 5,000 items were collected last month at Cape Cod Five Banking Centers for troops overseas.

The donations by employees and customers were included in the 1,100 holiday care packages sent by Cape Cod Cares for the Troops.

Items included messages of appreciation, blank cards for troops to send home, toiletries, candy and snacks, playing cards, socks, magazines, journals, facial tissue, lip balm, small toys to give to children and much more.

“Our servicemen and servicewomen are dedicated to protecting our country and our freedoms and we greatly appreciate their sacrifices,” said Dorothy Savarese, President and CEO of Cape Cod Five.

“We hope these care packages will be a reminder of our enduring support and will help make their holiday season a little brighter.”

Cape Cod Care for the Troops in a non-profit organization which has sent more than 25,000 care packages to troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2005. The organization was founded by Dylan DeSilva, who was 12 years old at the time.

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