Shoeboxes and Slim Jims Needed

Old shoeboxes that are taking up precious closet space and  items needed by U.S. military personnel are currently being collected by the VHCC Student Government Association as part of Operation Shoebox, a nation-wide effort to provide holiday care packages to the troops.

The goal is to fill 150 shoeboxes on November 12 when the packages are assembled.

Items needed include:

  • sunflower seeds
  • rice crispy treats
  • trail mix
  • Slim Jims
  • gum
  • ground coffee
  • hard candy
  • drink flavoring
  • Ramen Noodles
  • tuna
  • nuts
  • hot chocolate mix
  • salt & pepper shakers
  •  word puzzle books
  • travel size games
  • playing cards
  • bar soap with fragrance
  • deodorant
  • pens & paper
  • sanitation wipes
  • baby wipes.

Items that cannot be sent include decorations, chips, chocolate, and liquid soap.

Monetary donations are also being sought and will be used to purchase needed items and to cover shipping costs.  Items can be dropped off at the VHCC Career and Transfer Center located in the Instruction & Student Center (ISC). For additional information, please contact the SGA at or Kim Morton at