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.

Items being collected include personal hygiene products for men and women, snacks, decorations, toiletries, letters, games, books and other comforts of home.

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.

All items must be dropped off by Friday, Oct. 25, so that they can boxed and shipped in time for the holidays.

For more information, e-mail donnabreunig@yahoo.com or call 203-521-6935.