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Villa Park Marine Thanksgiving- Cancelled

Villa Park Marine Thanksgiving- Cancelled

Jul 20 2020

Camp Pendleton will NOT be allowing their Marines to be “adopted” this Thanksgiving nor are we allowed to bring them food.  However, they still need our help…

Many of the young Marines at Camp Pendleton have young children and those kids will be homeschooled or attending virtual schooling this Fall.  For those of you who have kindergarten or elementary aged children or grandchildren you know what a challenge this was this past Spring and will be again this Fall.  One of their biggest challenges is having enough school supplies in the family housing to accommodate all these students.  So, we have teamed up with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) on the base to help them obtain school supplies.

We are utilizing some of the surplus funds leftover from last year’s event to provide pens, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, binders, lined paper, colored paper, etc.

You may join in this effort!  Since you will not be able to adopt a Marine this Thanksgiving perhaps you will consider donating to this cause instead.  You can make an online donation directly to the Camp Pendleton ASYMCA at: https://www.asymca.org/camp-pendleton-donate  (please note this works on a desktop but not so great on a mobile phone or ipad)

Thank you in advance for supporting this cause and we will keep you posted if there is an opportunity to do more come the holidays.  We are saddened our normal event won’t happen this Thanksgiving but we can take satisfaction in knowing we are helping out our beloved Marines with school supplies.