Hawaiian Shirts Initiative for Deployed Soldiers “On Hold for Now”

You may have seen a posting on the Caring Council Facebook page about a new initiative we were undertaking, Hawaiian Shirts for Deployed Soldiers, benefiting service men and women stationed overseas.

Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, we have decided to put this initiative on hold until later this year or next year.

Our goal was to collect as many Hawaiian shirts as we could during the Memorial Day through July 4 time period, to send overseas to our service men and women to lift their spirits. The organization was formed by the mother of a serviceman who sent him a Hawaiian shirt to lift his spirits. All of the soldiers loved it, and asked if they could receive one too. To-date, they have sent over 18,000 shirts overseas. Each shirt sent included a note of encouragement tucked away in the shirt pocket.

However, if you have a shirt(s) you would like to donate now, you may drop it off to Carolyn Marsh by June 12th. Carolyn’s address is 3913 Club Course Drive in the Brookstone neighborhood. There is a box next to her front door if you would like to drop the shirt there.

We will keep you posted as to when this initiative will begin again.

Maureen O'Callaghan and Linda Ort
Co-Chairs, Barefoot Caring Council