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UniFirst Sends 'Care Packages' To U.S. Soldiers Serving In Middle East

WILMINGTON, Mass., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. military soldiers serving in Afghanistan will soon receive two seven-foot-tall pallets of "care packages" courtesy of UniFirst employees. The packages, filled with snack foods, toiletries, clothing, games, and other needed supplies, are a result of UniFirst Corporation's "Thanks from Home" collection and donation program.

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UniFirst, a leading supplier of uniforms and workwear to business throughout the U.S. and Canada, developed the troop support program last year in partnership with MooreMart, a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting and sending supplies on an ongoing basis to U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East.

The UniFirst program is a nationwide, grassroots effort involving more than 200 company locations that collect donations from employee Team Partners, vendors, and nearby community members.

This year, the soldiers slated to receive the UniFirst packages are based in Afghanistan and are members of the New Hampshire-based 237 th Military Police Company and the II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). The 237 th is currently providing military security and mentoring the Afghanistan National Police in the southern province of Khost, while the Marine Force is based at Camp Leatherneck in the eastern province of Helmand, where it serves as a quick-deploy air-and-ground fighting group.

The UniFirst "Thanks from Home" program was started by UniFirst Senior Vice President Michael Croatti as a way to demonstrate the company's ongoing gratitude for the sacrifices U.S. soldiers make while serving overseas. "They're putting everything on the line for us, and this is just one small way we can show our thanks and let them know we're thinking of them."

Croatti said he was overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the UniFirst employees and friends who made donations this year. "The patriotic outpouring was astonishing and wonderful to see," Croatti said. "It's a tangible demonstration of the caring family culture we have within our company and our staff—one that's obviously shared by our vendors and neighbors when it comes to supporting our military."

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