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Operation Yellow Ribbon of SJ to partner with ShopRites to collect items for military care packages

Volunteers from OYRSJ will be visiting Ravitz Family Markets owned ShopRites to ask customers to consider purchasing care-package items.

Operation Yellow Ribbon of South Jersey (OYRSJ) has announced the group will once again partner with The Ravitz Family Markets and their five local ShopRite Stores in sending care packages to the troops serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, Jordan and other areas in the Middle East.

The Ravitz Family Markets owned ShopRites are helping OYRSJ from Memorial Day weekend through July 4 in collections for care packages and donations for the troops at their registers when customers check out and complete their shopping trip. In addition, volunteers from OYRSJ will be visiting each store on the dates listed below and below to greet customers and ask them as they enter the store to consider purchasing one or more care package items and donating them on the way out as they exit.

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OYRSJ will then pack the donated items and prepare them for shipping to America’s women and men on the OYRSJ’s care package recipient list.

According to OYRSJ, each year The Ravitz Family Marketsowned ShopRites are OYRSJ’s №1 supporter, sponsor and partner in the community with helping raise funds and generating donations of care package items for America’s women and men deployed to the Middle East.

With the help of The Ravitz FamilyMarkets customers and staff, OYRSJ shipped over 50,000 pounds of care package items in 2016.

A list of items requested can be found on OYRSJ’s website at www.operationyellowribbonsouthjersey.org. Volunteers of OYRSJ will also give supporters a list as they enter the stores.

​ The Care Package Collection Drive schedule is as follows from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day:

· Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4, at the ShopRite at Route 70 and Cornell Avenue, Cherry Hill

· Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, at the ShopRite at 1000 Nixon Drive in Mt. Laurel.

· Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18, at the ShopRite at 400 East Evesham Road in Cherry Hill.

· Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, at the ShopRite at 892 Union Mill Road in Mt Laurel.

· Saturday July 1, and Sunday, July 2, at the ShopRite at 307 W. Route 70 in Marlton.

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