VoiceOnyx is pleased to be a sponsor of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, Inc. based in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida. Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar is the Founder and Executive Director of this non-profit organization which sends care packages to deployed military members. A former social worker, Lynelle also worked in property management until she retired to devote her time to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach. The organization was founded in 2003 when Lynelle became aware of the need from a co-worker whose son was deployed to Iraq. After Lynelle’s appearance on Good Morning America in March of 2004, Forgotten Soldiers Outreach became a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
“These boxes include so many different items that come in handy – from beef jerky to protein food, necessary toiletries for men and women, baby wipes and cleaning products, donated coffee from Starbucks, donated Girl Scout cookies through the generosity of the Tropical Florida Council, and the most ‘looked forward to’ item – the letters of encouragement,” says Lynelle. “Our mission is to send a little bit of home to make sure that these soldiers know that they are not forgotten.”
Make a Difference for an Individual Military Member or a Squad
If you are interested in donating items, there are a number of drop-off locations in Palm Beach County. Items can also be mailed to 3550 23rd Ave. S., Suite #7
Lake Worth, Florida 33461. Care packages contain toiletries, hygiene items, snacks and other goodies. Item suggestions are available by clicking “We Care” Packages.
It costs approximately $25 to send a care package of donated items. A typical monthly mailing includes packages for 100 individuals and 10 “squads.” Each package also includes a A Troop It Forward (TIF) box, which is a 30-day supply of toiletries meant for someone at mail call who does not receive anything. Monetary donations are also accepted.
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