Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Nebraska at Kearney is sending 156 care packages to active soldiers overseas.
As part of its annual Sisters for Soldiers event, the UNK sorority expanded the project this year to include public collection points at Kearney grocery stores, where customers were encouraged to donate.
“We are extremely thankful for the community support. Since this was a 100 percent donation-based event, we cannot thank those enough who donated monetarily or with items,” said student Jillian Stoumbaugh, AOII philanthropy chair.
Alpha Omicron Pi members filled the care packages Thursday, and they are being mailed to soldiers immediately so they will arrive before the holidays.
The care packages included items such as sunflower seeds, beef jerky, flavored water mixes, playing cards, hard candy, crossword and Sudoku puzzles, magazines, Wet Wipes, lip balm, peanuts and similar snacks.