THE 2023 “Treasures for Troops” Drive is complete
It was announced on wion during the J and J Midday Show on Monday the 20th of November that working together, WION’s listeners, Friends, Advertisers, and Ionia and Saranac School Systems helped the Blue Star Mothers ship out 198 boxes to servicemen and women who are far from home!
We’re so proud of this year’s effort, given the bad economy we’re all living in!
We never dreamt that we’d get this many boxes filled and sent this year.
In WHATEVER way you contributed, all of us who work on “Treasures for Troops” are grateful, and proud of you!
Enjoy some pictures taken at Reurink Roofing and Siding, our depot this year for storing donations, assembling boxes, sorting, and boxing!
Feel free to save any of these pictures, share them, and share this page, too!
Before you read anything more on this page,
please this note received back to our T4T group a few years ago.
This is why your help and all our efforts are important!
WION Radio and many partners in Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm Counties, our MAJOR partners being Young Chevrolet GMC and the Blue Star Mothers of Ionia, Kent, and Montcalm counties
WION also thanks Reurink Roofing and Siding on West Lincoln, Ionia for being a dropoff location AND storing our proceeds until sorted and mailed!
WHAT WE DO:
Collect items our Deployed Servicemen and Women need, items not provided by the government to them, for basic day-to-day life, and for recreation/entertainment. The items are sorted and boxed locally, then sent out by the Blue Star Mothers from Saranac, MI post office to military members all over the globe!
WHERE: (We’ll update this list whenever possible.)
Donations can be dropped-off in Ionia at Reurink Roofing & Siding, West Lincoln (M-21) and also at Sids’ Flowers where you can sign a free card to go to the troops! and at the Ionia Moose Lodge on EAST Lincoln, (M-21, Ionia)
In Lake Odessa with the Youth Group of the Lakewood Community Church (10265 Brown Rd Lake Odessa.)
In Lowell at the Chamber of Commerce during regular business hours.
NOW through Friday, November 17th. Buy now, donate at any of our dropoff locations or broadcasts.
WHERE WILL WE BROADCAST:
Monday November 13th at the Muir Village Market, M-21, Muir from 3 to 5 pm
Wednesday November 15th at the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce from 3 to 6 PM
Friday, November 17th at the showroom of Young Chevrolet-GMC of Ionia (our sponsor!) 2-5 pm
CAN I SUBMIT A MILITARY MEMBER’S ADDRESS TO YOU SO THEY GET A BOX SENT TO THEM?
YES! Send your deployed military member’s addresses to Treasures4troops@gmail.com
WHAT IS NEEDED:
This is a list of needs, basically the same over the past decade of us doing this drive.
Download the needs list by clicking here or on the picture of the list below. Please circulate this list, and help others to know about this yearly drive and the needs of our deployed military!
WION Thanks the Saranac Community Schools’ Elementary grades for making plenty of cards to be sent in the boxes this year to our troops! It’s a tradition that goes back to the beginning of this drive, and we are once again, grateful for this very personal and “learning” experience that the Saranac Schools present to their youngest grades. It’s a huge effort and a wonderful boost to those who receive these cards!