Cookies & Volunteers Needed for “Operation Cookie”

Woman's Club volunteers pictured with Portantino field rep. Evette Kim (far left) along with members of South Pasadena Fire Department

Cookies are needed for hospitalized, homeless and special needs veterans as part of the annual “Operation Cookie” project to be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at the Woman’s Club of South Pasadena. The veterans really enjoy home-made cookies, but donations of local bakery and pre-packaged cookies are also welcome. Sugar free cookies are especially appreciated.

Volunteers are needed to help receive and sort cookies, and to 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. Help is also needed to load and transport cartons of cookies to VA hospitals and Centers.

The cookies will be delivered to Veteran’s Hospitals,  the Wounded Warriors Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Military Women in Need,  the Jimmy Miller Foundation in Manhattan Beach that provides ocean therapy for veterans, and to homeless and special needs veterans, and other veteran groups.  Support is more important than ever for the increasing number of veterans who will be remembers with “Operation Cookie” for Memorial Day.

You may deliver your home baked, quality packaged or sugar free cookies (minimum of two dozen) to the Clubhouse at 1424 Fremont Avenue between the hours of 7:00 am and 11:30am, Wednesday, May 23rd   Alternate delivery time is the evening before, Tuesday May 22nd (4pm–7 pm). Convenient curbside service available both days.

For further information on cookie delivery and volunteer opportunities, or to learn how you can help in other ways, including financial donations to help defray expenses for supplies, please call or text 213-300-9305, or email spwc1899@aol.com

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