Donate Items to Send to Troops Overseas at Watertown Savings Bank

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Watertown Savings Bank will collect items to send to American servicemen and service women around the world through locally-based Operation American Soldier.

The bank will collect food, snacks, toiletries and other comforts of home  in each of its nine branch locations through Wednesday, March 18.

WSB employees will soon participate in a cheer box packing night at the Marine Corps. League in Watertown.

“Our goal is to ship as many boxes of cheer as possible,” says OAS co-founder Wendy Rocca.

Wendy and her husband, John started OAS back in 2003. They, along with hundreds of OAS volunteers, have prepared and shipped care packages to more than 10,000 men and women serving in the Armed Forces. Three of the Rocca’s four children have served in the military.

Items requested by OAS include:

SNACKS –  Pretzels, energy bars, pepperoni or sausage sƟcks, beef jerky, sunflower seeds, Slim Jims, fruit snacks, canned fruit, single serving size cereal

COOKIES – Single serving size packs, cheese or peanut butter & crackers

FOOD – Chef Boyardee style meals, tuna lunch kits, heat & eat canned or packaged meals (all canned foods should have pop‐tops)

DRINKS – Kool‐Aid, Gatorade, Crystal Light, and other powdered drink mixes, individual serving size are preferred

TOILETRIES – Q‐tips, shower gel, feminine items, moisturizer, body & foot powder, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, lip balm, shampoo (small sizes ship best)

MISC ITEMS – AA batteries, blank note cards, envelopes, letters & cards, (they love to receive mail)

For more information on OAS, please visit or email Wendy at

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