MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Monson will be holding its 9th annual Military Care Package Drive on Sunday.

According to their Facebook page, they are looking for donations for care packages and help packing and sending them off to troopers. Care packages from home mean a lot to the men and women who can not come home for the holidays.

The packages are sent to those who are from Monson who either have a residence there or have family that are still living in Monson. The boxes include items like gift cards, toiletries, snacks, and hand-sewn socks and pillows.

“This is really not just about the boxes going out for our 32 recipients, but it’s also about showing love for the families so that we can show support to them as well,” expressed Karen King, the Founder of Months of Military.

Senator Fattman, State Representative Brian Ashe, and many veterans will be there to speak about the importance of supporting the military and their families. They plan on sending 64 boxes to those in need this year.

The drive was held at 1:00 p.m. at the Monson Polish Club on Bliss Street in Monson. This was the ninth year the community has sent out care packages and they raised more than $7,000 this year to fill them.

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