Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors of Girl Scout Troops 81874, 80812, and 80429 joined forces to benefit our soldiers overseas. They organized a packing event at the East Brunswick Civic Center Firehouse to pack 400 shoebox size boxes filled with toiletries and snacks. They turned this event into a community effort by inviting Boy Scouts and the East Brunswick Youth Council to assist in packing boxes. The boxes were taken by Operation Shoebox who will distribute the care packages. The girls coordinated two yard sales and held a flapjack breakfast at Applesbee’s to raise over $3,700 to be used for postage to ship the boxes overseas. Anyone with friends or family members in the military can contact Operation Shoebox NJ and request a box be sent. Log onto Operation Shoebox’s website, scroll to the bottom of the screen and register a soldier to receive a box. Their website is: opshoeboxnj.org.