CUMULUS MEDIA announces that its Wilmington, NC, radio station group will launch its annual “Christmas For Our Troops” fundraiser and series of donation drives.
The fundraiser benefiting the troops will begin on October 11th, collecting items donated by the community for deployed servicemen and women and raising funds to ship the packages overseas in time forChristmas. Cumulus Wilmington, in partnership with Step Up For Soldiers, will collect items includingwriting utensils, games, snacks, bottled drinks, and other items on the attached suggested donationlist that are easy to use, easy to wash, and easy to store and will mail them overseas to troopsdeployed over the holidays. The donation drives will be held on various dates and times beginningOctober 11th through November 12th.The UPS Store on Oleander Drive in Wilmington is the official packing sponsor and will pack all of theitems collected and ship them to the troops in time for the holidays. “Christmas For Our Troops” isgenerously sponsored by Piggly Wiggly in Leland, Cape Fear Family Law, and Register’s Auto Glass.“In addition to collecting items, an important need we have is to collect money for our Christmas For Our Troops “Postage Fund.” It costs $14.35 to send each flat rate box overseas,” said Eric McCart, Vice President/Market Manager, Cumulus Wilmington, in a statement. “So, the more monetary donations we receive, the more Christmas packages we can send to our troops!! We will be accepting both “Postage Fund” and suggested item donations while we’re on location at our collection sites. Postage Fund donations can also be made online through the Step Up For Soldiers website at https://www.stepupforsoldiers.org.”