Keystone Military Families - Holiday

Keystone Military Families


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Data Provided By
United Way of Berks County
General Information
Description of ServiceAssists deployed troops, veterans and military families.

Pantry: Pantry with food, clothing, household items, cleaning supplies, etc.
Care Packages: Collects monetary donations and items to include in care packages.

Volunteer: Hold a fundraiser, collect items for packages, write letters and cards to the troops or sponsor a care package.
Donate: Make donations to help with postage or sponsor a special care package to one of the troops.
Donations can be dropped off during scheduled hours or call to schedule appointment for larger donation.

Occasionally have furniture, clothing and baby items available and can schedule appointments for emergency assistance.
LocationBerks
Geographical AreaBerks
Intake ProcedureCall or email to get involved
Intake RequirementsFor furniture, clothing and baby items, a military ID must be shown. All items must be weighed when taken.
Helpful TipsFor Christmas/Holiday and birthday gifts for children 15 and under of deployed troops at no charge. A list can be reviewed and 1 gift per child can be choosen. They can wrap the gifts, include a personal message from the military family member and ship them directly to the child.

Monetary donations, inquiries, cards and letters can be mailed to either the mailing address or physical address.

Donation drop off can also be scheduled by calling the phone number. Please try to give at least 48 hours notice so can prepare to have volunteers available to assist. There is a donation drop off container in front of the office door to drop small amounts of items when not in the office. Please do NOT leave money, DVDs or CDs in this container.

They try to ship at least 50 boxes every week. At any given time they have between 1,200 and 6,000 names on our list waiting for packages to arrive.

If you are in the military or have someone serving our country and would like added to our care package list or penpal list (or both) please send an email to: keystonemilitary@yahoo.com and we will make sure they receive some letters and packages. If there is something special they need please be sure to let us know in your email. If underwear or T-shirts are requested please include sizes. You are also welcome to send us photos of your soldier no matter where they are from or where they are serving. We will add it to our gallery and post it on our Wall of Fame in our office.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityDeployed troops, veterans and military families
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesNone
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Food Pantry: Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, 10:00am to 12:00pm; Thursday, 4:00am to 7:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Phone 610-698-2122
Physical Site Address 1 331 Main Street
Physical Site Address 2 2nd floor rear
Physical Site City, State, Zip Shoemakersville, PA 19555
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 358
Mailing City, State, Zip Shoemakersville, PA 19555
Main Phone 610-698-2122
Service Location Email keystonemilitary@yahoo.com
Web Address www.keystonemilitary families.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Keystone Military Families
Affiliated Program: Keystone Military Families
This Service: Keystone Military Families - Holiday
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Food Pantries (BD-1800.2000)
Formula/Baby Food (BD-1800.8200-250)
General Clothing Provision (BM-6500.1500-250)
Holiday Gifts/Toys (PH-2950.3200)
Pen Pals (PS-8200.6500)