Molly’s Adopt a Sailor — deadline for donations Oct. 25

Donations are still being sought for Molly’s Adopt a Sailor. All items must be collected by Friday, Oct. 25, so that they can boxed and shipped in time for the holidays. They are seeking the following items: Food: Gatorade Powder, Beef Jerky, microwaveable popcorn and noodles, candy (hard candies, gum); Miscellaneous: Disposable camera’s, headphones, mini fans, razor blades, Gilette Mach111, tissues (individual packets), hand sanitzer; Movies: Dark Angel (season) Box Set, Martin (season) Box Set, Smaillville (season) Box Set, Any Current nonviolent DVD movies.

The National Association of Naval Veterans (NANV) Port 5 in Bridgeport is joining with Molly’s Adopt A Sailor to collect donations for sailors aboard a U.S. Navy ship, currently deployed off Central America conducting operations to fight organized crime.

Molly’s Adopt a Sailor is a non-profit organization that collects everyday items that sailors, soldiers, marines and airmen do not have, sends them along with cards and letters to their adopted servicemen and women.

To shop items directly from retailers, send to: National Association of Naval Veterans Port 5, 69 Brewster Street, Bridgeport, CT, 06605, attn: Commander Richard Iannucci

Information and drop-off locations can be obtained by emailing or calling 203-521-6935.