Help Minnesota Family Physicians Support Our Troops
Thursday, November 2, 2006
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, in conjunction with Operation Minnesota Nice, will be collecting items to include in care packages for men and women serving in the military. The West Metro Chapter of the Academy will be picking up the cost of the postage to ship the care packages overseas.
Operation Minnesota Nice is an organization that provides comfort and support to those in the armed forces by coordinating the shipment of care packages to soldiers who may not otherwise receive snacks or other simple necessities from home.
A group of Minnesota family doctors will be putting together the first round of packages on November 14th. They will be collecting items for additional care packages through November 30, 2006. Members of the public are invited to send items to be included in these care packages. Items can be mailed to:
Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians
Attn. Military Care Packages
600 South Highway 169, Suite 1680
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Items can also be dropped off at the Academy office during regular business hours. (We are located on the 16th floor of the Interchange Tower off of Hwy. 169 and Hwy. 394. Suite 1680)
Possible care package items recommended by Operation Minnesota Nice include:
- Prepaid phone cards, batteries and disposable cameras
- CDs, books, travel-size games and decks of cards
- Pop tarts, granola bars, and beef jerky
- Hard candy, Tootsie Rolls, Twizzlers, and packages of gum
- Travel size toothpaste, dental floss, Q-tips , tissues, baby wipes, lip balm and hand lotion
The Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians is a professional association of approximately 3,000 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students organized to assist family physicians in providing quality medical care in Minnesota. The MAFP is the largest medical specialty organization in Minnesota and is a state chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, one of the largest national medical organizations in the United States with more than 103,000 members.