Community collecting items for care packages

Palm Meadows Village on Hilton Head Island is collecting items for care packages to send to troops overseas for Thanksgiving. The assisted living community has adopted a platoon of Marines serving in Afghanistan and is sending shoebox care packages. There will be a care package preparation event at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Palm Meadows, 80 Main St. Some requested items include pocket tissues, baby wipes, batteries, travel-size toiletries, gel insoles, magazines, books, DVDs, socks, lip balm, mints, gum, pretzels and candy.

Details: Erika Pyle, 843-689-9143