The Sonshine Box organization mailed 244 boxes July 31. Pictured, l to r, are volunteers who helped with packing boxes, Peggy Furbay of Newcomerstown, Laura Edwards Conrad of Cambridge and Donna Sellman of Newcomerstown.Sonshine Boxes: Supplies needed and boxes to be packed Dec. 4KIMBOLTON -- The Sonshine Box organization is sending some "sonshine" to our military serving overseas for Christmas. On Saturday, Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. at the home of Mark and Mona Stoffer, the boxes will be packed. The Sonshine Box organization needs the help of the community to send love and support to our military this Christmas. There are several donation sites in the surrounding area for the public to drop off supplies. They are: Riverside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, located in Newcomerstown, and are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 3; Nationwide Insurance Agency, located at 117 N. Bridge St., Newcomerstown, and are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday; Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center, located in Cambridge, 24 hours, seven days a week through Dec. 3; Caldwell Elementary during school hours; and Buehler's of New Philadelphia, starting Nov. 19 through Dec. 2.Some needed supplies are: Mike and Ike box candy, Runts, Hot Tamales (personally requested from a soldier), foot powder, lotion, shampoo, body wash, chap stick, disposable razors, beef jerky, microwave popcorn, Ramen noodles, ring tab foods (beans and wieners, sausages, spaghetti), snack crackers, granola bars, breakfast bars, peanuts, licorice, snack size chips, sunscreen, baby wipes (a must have for soldiers), deodorant, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash, notebook filler paper, writing pens, envelopes, shave cream, etc. Containers should be travel size and no chocolate due to melting.The Birds Run Community Church formed a program back in April of 2003 called "Sonshine Boxes" to be sent overseas to our military men and women. The boxes contain useful items such as personal hygiene products, snacks and a military edition of "Daily Bread," an inspirational booklet. The group has successfully sent over 6,300 boxes overseas. They choose a representative of a military unit and send the boxes directly to that person to distribute to the other troops. Families give them their permission to use the addresses. The families are usually in contact with their loved ones and therefore they anticipate the delivery. All soldier names and their addresses are confidential and are not shared with any other organization, group or private individual. The organization is recognized and supported by the Blue Star Mothers of America, a nationally-recognized organization. Donations toward postage for this ministry can be made out to Sonshine Box Organization, P.O. Box 18, Kimbolton, OH 43749. Also, If you would like to help support this ministry by collecting supplies or by participating in the assembly day, you may contact Mark and Mona Stoffer at 498-4253, or Perry and Jodie Baranich at 432-2893. The group encourages calls with names and addresses of soldiers who would like to receive a Sonshine Box. Lastly, If soldiers need to be removed from the list due to their return to the states, contact the Stoffers.