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One S. Church Street, Suite 200, Hazleton, PA 18201      
570.455.1508   570.454.7787    

As part of its ongoing series of community service events, the CAN DO Student Action Committee is organizing the 10th annual Operation: CAN DO program to collect goods and funds that will be used to create care packages for troops stationed overseas. The packages will be delivered to troops who have ties to Greater Hazleton in cooperation with American Legion Home Association Post 473 in Freeland.
While our troops are stationed overseas, many of the comforts of home are not readily available. Operation: CAN DO is the student committee’s way to both thank the dedicated men and women of the armed forces and help make their time abroad as comfortable as possible.To that end, committee representatives are accepting donations of both goods and funds for the care packages. Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated not only by the students, but also by the men and women protecting our freedom so far from home. Businesses wishing to participate by making a monetary donation are asked to make checks payable to: Operation: CAN DO. If you would prefer to donate goods to Operation: CAN DO, items needed to fill the care packages are listed here.
Donations for Operation: CAN DO can be made at the CAN DO offices on the corner of Church and Broad streets between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. from now through October 23. The care packages will be assembled and delivered in time for the holiday season to troops with family in Greater Hazleton. For more information on Operation: CAN DO, please call Nancy Stasko at (570) 455-1508 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On behalf of the CAN DO Student Action Subcommittee, thank you for your support.
Please keep in mind that in respect of religious beliefs and practices in places such as the Middle East, items containing pork cannot be accepted. Some items appropriate for donation are listed below.

Food Items

  • Beef jerky
  • Trail mix
  • Powdered Gatorade® or Crystal Light®
  • Canned potato chips
  • Coffee bags
  • Creamer packets
  • Sealable freezer bags
  • Tuna or chicken salad kits
  • Instant hot chocolate
  • Energy bars
  • Individual snack packs of crackers, etc.
  • Pop Tarts®
  • Individual condiment packets
  • Gum
  • Oatmeal, etc., individually packaged
  • Ramen® noodles
  • Hard candy

Personal items

  • Gloves
  • Baby wipes
  • Sun block
  • Lip balm
  • Foot powder
  • Blister pads
  • Blister medication
  • Antacids such as Rolaids® and Tums®
  • Bug repellent, especially wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Antibacterial wipes
  • Travel toothbrushes
  • Dental floss
  • Disposable razors
  • Eye drops
  • Cough drops
  • Lotion
  • Personal packs of tissues
  • Q-tips
  • Socks
  • Boot insoles

Entertainment Items

  • Magazines
  • New paperback novels
  • Playing cards
  • Frisbees
  • Disposable cameras
  • Puzzle books
  • Stationery
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Batteries