Last Chance: Boxes for Our Troops

August 03, 2017

Only a few days are left to contribute to CCF’s Boxes for Our Troops Challenge: All box counts and photos are due Friday, Aug. 11. Boxes for Our Troops is a simple and effective way to show your appreciation for our active servicemen and women. By donating basic supplies and other personal items, we’re showing those currently serving our country how much we care and hopefully making them smile.

As in previous years, CCF is collecting items across all Carrington offices, and will then ship them overseas to our active duty military. This year, we invited Carrington Associates to participate in the Boxes for Our Troops Challenge. Here’s how we did it: Associates formed teams, and prizes will be given in two categories: one covering teams with less than 50 people, and another with teams of more than 50 people. Each team will be evaluated by the number of boxes packed, divided by the number of team members. The highest ratio of boxes packed per team member wins a catered breakfast and lunch in the office from the Executive Team.

Teams that registered received an email with instructions on how to get the special USPS flat rate boxes and forms, and an address to send their items to – and every address is for servicemen and women who are in some way connected to the Carrington family. Then, teams began collecting such goods as travel-sized toiletries, bath needs, baby powder and wipes, tissue packs, hand sanitizer, lip balm, non-perishable food items and snacks (chips, pretzels, popcorn, etc.), candy (but no chocolate), small toys for children, various balls for sports, magazines and a greeting card with a note to show your support.

Now it’s time to finish packing and shipping your boxes. You have until Friday, Aug. 11, to ship all your team boxes to your designated troops – and CCF will reimburse your shipping costs, so save your receipts. Don’t forget to take photos!

Let’s beat our 2016 record of shipping 1,000 boxes overseas, and show our troops how much we care.

A bake sale was one of several CCF events that raised money for Boxes for Our Troops.

There was nothing cheesy about selling nachos to raise money for this annual initiative.

Root beer floats were a big fundraising hit for Boxes for Our Troops.

A hot dog lunch attracted Associates and brought in the donations at Carrington locations.