Donations requested for Osage soldiers in Middle East

The Gray Horse War Mothers are asking Osages to help donate items for Care Packages to be sent to Osage troops in the Middle East.

“[We] will be assembling care packages for our troops in the Middle East,” said Crystal McKinley, Gray Horse War Mothers Angel. “We need your help to supply some of the approved care package items.”

McKinley said those wishing to donate can deliver their donations to boxes located throughout the Osage Nation tribal offices in Pawhuska.

Donations will be accepted from Nov. 1 thru Nov. 14.

“We greatly appreciate your support,” she said.

Donation drop off sites:

- Osage Nation Title VI

- Osage Nation Tax Commission

- Osage Nation WIC

- Osage Nation Prevention, located in First National Bank 2nd floor

For more information contact Margie Burkhart at (918) 718-9471, Mary Elsberry (918) 396-3314, or Crystal McKinley at (918) 287-5370


List of Approved Items:

*    Deodorant

 *   Shower to Shower body powder

 *   Disposable camera

 *   Altoids or mints

 *   Beef jerky

 *   Sunflower seeds

 *   Chewing gum

 *   Nuts

 *   Long-distance phone cards

 *   Ziploc bags (for keeping things airtight, watertight, and fresher)

 *   Coffee

 *   Playing cards

 *   Dice

 *   Music CDs or DVD movies

 *   Toothbrushes & toothpaste

 *   Inflatable pillow

 *   Cookies

     Foot bag/hacky-sac

 *   Spices (crushed red pepper), salt, pepper

 *   Pringles chips

 *   Microwave popcorn

 *   Ramen noodles

 *   Macaroni & cheese

 *   Disposable shower towels

 *   Cereal bars/granola bars

 *   Microwave pasta that doesn’t need refrigeration

 *   Bed pillows 

 *   Hot cocoa mix (individual packs)

 *   Soup mix or ready to eat soup (pop tops)

 *   Newspapers

 *   Magazines or paperback books (these don’t have to be brand new)

 *   Koozies to keep water bottles and cans cool

 *   AA batteries

 *   D size batteries

 *   Sewing kit

 *   Baby wipes

 *   Board games

 *   Shoe laces for gym shoes and boots

 *   Brown t-shirts

 *   Boot socks

 *   Underwear

 *   Hand warmers

 *   Inflatable seat cushions

 *   Razors

 *   Ink pens

 *   Notepads of paper

 *   Word Puzzle books

 *   Air activated heat wraps for sore muscles

 *   Icy hot patches

 *   Microwaveable plates, bowls, paper plates

 *   Video games (Nintendo Wii, Play station, Xbox)