SoS Thanksgiving Pack & Ship

FF/tag - 9/8/2022

SOS-Connecticut receives hundreds of pounds of Halloween candy from area schools and dentists.  On Sunday, November 6, 2022 starting at noon, we will sort and pack it up to send to our Soldiers who missed Halloween.  This is held at the Hillstown Grange Hall, 617 Hills Street, East Hartford. This is our Thanksgiving treat box so any cards and letters to the Troops to place in the boxes would be great.  Blank Christmas and Holiday cards are appreciated.   Volunteers are needed to sort and pack the candy, just stop in when you can between 11:30 and 2 pm.

A special  "Thank a Veteran” Thanksgiving Dinner will be served after we finish packing all the boxes.  Dinner will start around 2:00 pm.  We will provide the main courses and request those who can to bring a salad or dessert to share.  The dinner is free and is open to all, Veterans, families, and anyone who wants to say "Thanks” to the Veterans in attendance. Kitchen help with set up and clean-up is needed.  If too many people show up ‘to go’ boxes will be handed out to any overflow.

For more information, please call Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845 or email to   

This is a great event to support our Troops stationed away from home for the Holidays and organizations that are interested in helping, please contact us.  Donations for postage are always needed.