Canton Leisure Services collecting donations for care packages for troops overseas

Posted at 8:18 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 20:18:45-04

Men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces put their lives on the line every day - and one way to show them we care is to ship them some love.

"We want to help out. We appreciate all the service that everybody's giving to us; the men and women overseas that are helping us out. It's just our chance to give back," says Billy Keppen, Canton Leisure Services special events coordinator.

Canton Leisure Services partnered with Operation Care Package to collect items to send to our troops overseas. Keppen says this is a small way to say thank you for keeping us safe.

"When they come back, they've given the ultimate sacrifice and when they come back we need to show them we're behind them and the things that they do," says Keppen.

You can donate toiletries and non-perishable items to Canton Leisure Services through July 31. They also have a letter campaign for you to send some words of encouragement to our troops. 

Canton Leisure Services:

46000 Summit Parkway

Canton, MI 48188

More information here.