Peoria is partnering with the Peoria Sunset Lions Club Foundation to coordinate a Christmas for the Troops Holiday Donation Drive, through Oct. 28.
The public is encouraged to donate items as well as to sign holiday greeting cards, which will be included in the boxes.
Items that are needed include shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, shaving cream, feminine hygiene products, eye drops, lip balm, sunscreen, white tube socks, black or tan uniform socks, winter thermal underwear, protein bars, jerky, healthy snacks, candy, gum, mints, game books, playing cards, small toys, and cash donations to help defray postage costs. Travel size items are preferred.
Collection sites are at all Peoria fire stations, the Peoria Main Library, 8463 W. Monroe St., Peoria City Hall, 8401 W. Monroe St., Peoria Community Center, 8335 W. Jefferson St., Rio Vista Recreation Center, 8866 W. Thunderbird Rd., Sunrise Mountain Library, 21109 N. 98th Ave., and the Challenger Learning Center,21170 N. 83rd Ave.
For more information, contact Lion Gwen McMichael at 623-815-3581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.