Donations for the Deployed

We’re sending help to Navy sailors on extended deployment on board USS Abraham Lincoln. And we would love for YOU to help us!

The USS Abraham Lincoln’s deployment has been extended to spring 2020. They were supposed to return recently but were told their deployment would be extended through spring 2020. The USS Abraham Lincoln carries nearly 5,000 service members.

If you don’t hit a port, the ship can’t replenish. They were supposed to be out for six months, and then they got extended. People pack for that six-month deployment and then get told, ‘hey we’ll be out here a little bit longer’. So service members on the USS Abraham Lincoln are running out of key toiletries and snacks.

We’ll be collecting donations of the following items to send to these Navy sailors:

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine products
  • Holiday decorations
  • Beef jerky
  • Gum
  • Non-chocolate candy (chocolate rarely survives the shipping process)
  • Games (cars, Uno–old school stuff)
  • Used video games (they have a variety of consoles on board)
  • Used movies (DVDs)
  • Books
  • Cards (especially from kids)
  • Tuna packets
  • Seeds (sunflower in shells and others)
  • Girl Scout cookies
  • Fruit snacks
  • Goldfish crackers
  • Store-bought snacks
  • Stocking stuffer-type small gifts

You can drop off any donations in the bins located inside our dealership.