- 23 Jan
Donations for Coast Guard Families Convenient Snell Isle Drop-Off Site
Our friends at St. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH (1200 Snell Isle Blvd) have made it very convenient for you to drop off any non-perishable or household supplies you’d like to donate to our US COAST GUARD families. As you know, due to the partial government shut-down, Coast Guard personnel, who so diligently protect our waters and borders, are not being paid!
For many Coast Guard families this is their only income. The Sun Coast is covered by approximately 670 active duty personnel. City of St. Petersburg is home to one of the USCG largest commands with approximately 220 active duty personnel. Below is a suggested list of items that could help during these difficult times:
- Non-perishable food items: Snacks for kid’s lunchboxes, coffee, protein bars, health snacks
- Cleaning Items: paper towels, dish soap, hand soap, bathroom and kitchen cleaning products, laundry detergent
- Toiletry items: toilet paper, feminine products, toothbrushes/toothpaste for adults and children, body soap, shampoo, conditioner
- Baby items: diapers (all sizes) pull-ups (all sizes for both girl and boy) baby wipes
The collection box is located inside the wrought iron gate (open from 8:30AM - 3PM, M-F) on the Snell Isle Blvd side of the Church. Turn off Snell Isle Blvd at the Canterbury School sign and once you are facing the buildings, walk to the gate on your right and the collection box is just inside those gates. Many neighborhoods and the City of St Pete are all offering drop-boxes for this worthy cause. We thank St. Thomas Episcopal Church for allowing us on Snell Isle to donate at their location.
You may also donate directly to the Coast Guard at their website: