Wilkes University


Help Women's Soccer Help Soldiers

The Wilkes University women's soccer team will host a "Send it to a Solider" game at home at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11, against William Patterson University.

The team asks players, families and other fans to bring an item to the game to help out our military/first responders. We'll have a collection bin at the gate to drop off donations. The team will take all donations collected to Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs. The Wilkes Air Force ROTC Honor Guard will present the colors prior to the game.   

Donation ideas include snacks, drinks, personal care items and gift items:

  • Puzzle books (Sudoku, crossword, word finds)
  • Online gift cards
  • Coffee (Maxwell House is provided)
  • Hot cocoa mix
  • Individually wrapped tea bags
  • On-the-go powdered drink mix for bottled water
  • Granola bars (any type)
  • Lifesavers
  • Gum
  • Beef jerky
  • Twizzlers
  • Slim Jims
  • Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Canned nuts
  • Corn nuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Canned or dried fruit
  • Cookies of any kind (Girl Scout Cookies are very popular)
  • Peanut butter
  • Lens cleaning wipes,
  • Wet wipes
  • Chapstick
  • Pocket-sized tissues
  • Eye drops
  • Foot powder
  • Vaseline
  • White or green socks
  • Batteries (AAA, AA or C)
  • Boot insoles
  • Shaving cream (not canned)
  • Sunblock
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Razor blades
  • Unscented deodorant (not canned)
  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Postage donations are greatly appreciated.