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2/11 Marine Welcome Home Packages


The City of Irvine, in partnership with the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee, is collecting personal items for welcome home packages for the City’s adopted 2/11 Marine Battalion returning home from deployment. The collection drive runs through Friday, May 29. Items donated will provide welcome home packages for single Marines, many of whom return home to empty barracks without the comfort of family.

Suggested donation items include:
• Towels/washcloths
• Men’s body wash/shower gel (Axe or Dove are preferred brands)
• Individually wrapped snacks (Granola bars, beef jerky or protein bars)
• Single-serve drink powder mix packets (Gatorade, Propel or Hawaiian Punch)

Female Marines are provided welcome home packages specifically for women from the 2/11 Adoption Committee.

Donation bins are located at the Irvine Civic Center, Irvine Police Department and the Orange County Great Park Visitors Center. For more information, contact Shawntee McCauley at 949-724-6655 or email smccauley@cityofirvine.org.