SUPPORT “OPERATION COOKIE” FOR VETERANS
Cookies are needed for hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans as part of the annual “Operation Cookie” project to be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. Volunteers are also needed to help receive and sort cookies, and work on the “assembly line,” where cookies are individually packed into decorative containers labeled with a special thank you to the veterans for their military service.
This year cookies will be delivered to Veteran’s Hospitals throughout the southland for patients in Spinal Cord Injury facilities, General post surgery facilities, Convalescent and Hospice Care, and the PTSD-Psychological Care units. Cookies are also delivered to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Military Women in Need (MWN), and other groups, as well as to homeless veterans served by the VA at the Cabrillo-Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles centers. Last year, cookies were provided to almost 2000 hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans in time for Memorial Day.
Home baked cookies or quality pre-packaged cookies, including sugar free cookies, (two dozen minimum) can be delivered to the Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 pm, Wednesday, May 23rd Alternate delivery may be made the evening before on Tuesday May 22nd between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The Club’s popular curbside “cookie drop off” service will be provided both days. For further information, or to learn how you can help in other ways, including financial donation to help defray expenses for supplies, please call 213-300-9305 or visit the Club website: www.thewcsp.org.
“We expect to receive tens of 1000’s of cookies from 100’s of donors,” said Woman’s Club President Beverly Biber. “We also expect over 100 volunteers, including two WWII Veterans, a Korean War vet, and several Vietnam Veterans to help pack cookies for distribution for Memorial Day.”