-By Andrew E.
UW-Whitewater is joining up with the non-profit “Treats 4 Our Troops.” This organization’s main goal is to send needed items to American soldiers serving overseas. From now until March 17th, you can donate to “Treats 4 Our Troops” by bringing your items in to the Andersen Library Circulation Desk. The main donations being accepted are foot powder, hand/body lotion, and fruit/nut bars. Along with this, razors, toothpaste, and writing utensils are also being accepted. Get those donations in before March 17th so show your appreciation for the American soldiers!
“Treats 4 Our Troops” is a national non-profit organization started by Yael Roggen in 2007. Each year, Yael sends at least 3000 pounds of candy to American troops serving overseas. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, this organization is showing appreciation for all the sacrifices made by the American troops. On the website, Roggen lists several quotes from actual soldiers who have received her candy. One states, “Opening a box full of Halloween candy put a smile on our faces all the way in Afghanistan.” Another positive testimony comes from a Lance Corporal in Camp LeJeune, N.C.: “Working such long hours with such hard working Marines, it was nice to feel appreciated and get the treats from the local community. I know it’s just candy to most of us, but such a small gesture goes a long way, especially for people who are so far from home.”