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Cookies are needed for hospitalized and homeless veterans as part of the annual “Operation Cookie” project to be held on Wednesday, May 20th at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. Volunteers are also needed to help receive and sort cookies, and work on the “assembly line,” where cookies are individually packed into decorative containers labeled with a special thank-you to the veterans for their military service.
This year, cookies will again be delivered to hospitalized veterans at Veteran’s Hospitals. This will include patients in Spinal Cord Injury facilities; General and post surgery facilities; Nursing, Convalescent and Hospice Care facilities; and PTSD/Psychological care units. Cookies are also distributed to homeless veterans, to the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, and to the Jimmy Miller Foundation in Manhattan Beach that provides ocean therapy for veterans from West Los Angeles to San Diego. Last year, cookies were provided to almost 2,000 hospitalized and homeless veterans in time for Memorial Day.
Home baked cookies or quality pre-packaged cookies, including sugar free cookies, (two dozen minimum) can be delivered to the Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 20th. The Club’s popular curbside “cookie drop off” service will be provided beginning at 7:30 a.m. Alternate delivery may be made the evening before on Tuesday May 19th between 4 and 7 p.m. For further information, or to learn how you can help in other ways, including financial donation to help defray expenses for supplies, please call (213) 300-9305 or visit the Club website: www.thewcsp.org.