Bringing the Community Together to Help Veterans
An American Hero Celebration
Right at Home Knoxville and Avenir Senior Living sponsored the "Packages for Heroes" project in their local community in September 2017.
A special kick off party at Avenir Senior Living launched the project. At the party residents and community members joined for friendship, food and drink and country music with Adrian Ray. Jim Cundall, Volunteer Honor Air Knoxville Flight Coordinator, spoke at the event which raised over $4,000.
With support from local people in the Knoxville and Farragut areas, "Packages for Heroes" has collected enough funding and materials to fill sixty boxes with healthy snacks and personal items for active duty soldiers serving abroad.
Personalized Care Packages for Soldiers
Local schools, businesses, churches and individuals have contributed funds, items and also helped to lovingly decorate each box and write personalized notes, letters or cards for the servicemen and women who will be receiving the care packages.
Join the Effort to Support Deployed Heroes
If you would be interested in participating in this project to support veterans, you can contact Right at Home Knoxville at (865)-766-5718.
Suggested donation items include:
- Packages of tuna, regular and flavored (not cans)
- Oatmeal, Peanut butter crackers
- Peanut butter, almond butter, Nutella
- Coffee, tea bags, instant energy mixes for water
- Protein bars, Protein powders, pre-work out, creatine, BCAA’s, Vitamin supplements
- Shaker bottles, wrist straps for weight training, weight training gloves
- Chewing gum
- Ramen noodles
- Dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, trail mix
- Small boxes of crackers, gram crackers
- Beef Jerky, slim Jims
- Hot sauce
- Trader Joe’s prepackaged olives
- 5 hour energy drinks
- Amazon gift cards
- Pens and journals
- Hand sanitizer, eye drops, baby wipes, body wash, and shampoo
- Shaving cream, Deodorant, toothpaste, dental floss
- Sunblock, lip balm
- Magazines: People, Sports Illustrated, etc.
Drop Off Center Locations:
Clarity Pointe Knoxville, 901 Concord Road, Knoxville TN 37934
Right at Home, 9050 Executive Park Drive, Suite A201, Knoxville, TN 37923