Current Drive 2020

Summer Care Package Drive 2020

Collection Dates: May 1- June 12
Sorting Dates: With COVID-19 we will be canceling our sorting parties.
Assembly date: June 21, 2020
Location: Napa Valley College Gymnasium
2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa CA
TIME: 9:30 am-1pm
Sign in opens at 9:30 am
Event begins at 10:00 am

Volunteering on assembly day
Assembly day is a great time for family and friends to gather and help build care packages sent to our troops. No need to pre-register, you can show up anytime. We start our event at 10am and the last packages is built around 1pm. All ages are welcome.

For those bring small children we have a card making table where they can be creative. We ask that if children, between 7-10, want to make packages they be accompanied by an adult along the line. The line can move quite fast and getting through 1200 packages can take a while.

Assembly Set Up: June 20, 2020
5-8:00 pm
We also need help setting up on Saturday night for the big day.
* Storage load up and drop off of care package products
* taping boxes
* Decorating and hanging banners
We’d love to have your help.
Please contact us if you are interested at info@opwithlove.org

Volunteers Behind the line
Info coming soon

If you have reserved a spot behind the line, check-in the day of assembly is at 9:15 am. We need all line workers checked in by 9:30 in order to have time for them to be placed and briefed. We cannot reserve your spot after 9:30.
(Please note: If you have helped behind the line in the past and would like to do so again you MUST pre-register with us before the event if there is still spaces available. We cannot guarantee you a spot if you walk in the day of of the event. We appreciate your understanding.)



Our Top 3 needs

  • Handy wipes, travel size (must have)
  • Deodorant (must have)
  • beef jerky

Some collection ideas!

  • Dollar Tree and 99 Cent stores are great for deodorant and Hand wipes
  • 2nd Hand stores are great for DVD’s
  • Doctors offices and Care repair waiting rooms are great to collect magazines

Most Needed items 

  • Crackers cookies
  • Nuts, Trail mix
  • Beef Jerky
  • Cocoa/Oatmeal packets
  • Fruit snacks
  • Coffee Singles
  • Ramen
  • Gum/Mints
  • Sunblock (travel size)
  • Deodorant
  • First Aid items (Anti-fungal foot cream, Muscle rub, Anti itch cream, antibiotic ointment)
  • Beanie Babies
  • Boot Socks (dark colors)
  • Eye drops
  • Cough Drops
  • Batteries – AA or AAA (Alkaline ONLY)
  • Shampoo Conditioner (travel)
  • Q-Tips
  • Razors (3-5 blade)
  • Handy wipes (travel size)
  • Air fresheners
  • Odor eaters for boots
  • Magazines/DVD (comedy preferred, gently used)
  • T-Shirts – new (M-XXL)
  • Written Thank You cards
  • 3″-4″ Christmas stockings – nothing larger
  • Candy Canes (5-6 inches)
  • Hand written Thank You Cards

There is a continuous need for…

  • Ramen
  • Drink mix Singles
  • Condiments (hot sauce) & Sauce Packets
  • Granola Bars
  • Chapstick
  • Peanut butter (snack size)
  • Recreational items
  • Monetary donations to cover shipping costs

Donation Site drop off locations

  • Lobby of Care Network (the old Community Outreach office) – 3448 Villa Ln, suite 102