For Immediate Release
TallGrass collects items for Soldier Box care packages
Preparations for the springtime shipment of care packages to soldiers stationed in areas in the Middle East are currently underway at TallGrass Aveda Spa and Salon in Evergreen. The Soldier Box Project collects and sends donations of personal care items to troops twice a year – at Mother’s Day/Father’s Day and again at holiday time. Each care package serves 10 men and women service members.
Donations of travel size toiletries, personal wipes, playing cards, and summer season necessities like lip balm, sunscreen, and cooling neck wraps, along with hand-written cards and notes, are being accepted now at TallGrass at 997 Upper Bear Creek Road. Packing and shipping is scheduled for Monday, June 6.
”Without a doubt, the most appreciated items in our soldier boxes are the personal notes, cards and letters,” says TallGrass owner Gail Sharp. “We always hear back from soldiers who tell us how much the notes mean to them.” To help let the troops know they are not forgotten, the spa has blank cards that can be used to write notes and it offers Aveda travel size products for sale at its cost for purchase and donation to the project. Cash contributions to help cover shipping charges are welcome, too.
TallGrass has been coordinating the Soldier Box Project for seven years. “This is one of our most important philanthropic efforts,” says Ms. Sharp. A typical shipment is 25 or 30 boxes, but last Christmas, in an extraordinary effort supported by spa staff, guests, friends, and the community, a shipment of more than 200 soldier boxes was assembled and shipped to Afghanistan. Ms. Sharp adds: “We estimate that almost 500 care packages have been sent since the project began.”
To make a donation or for more information, please contact TallGrass at 303-670-4444.
Contact: Denise Robert / Office 303-368-5208 / cell 303-570-7577