Packing Event At FSO Nov. 23

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is in its 17th year of preparing and shipping holiday “We Care” packages to deployed military service members.

The 17th annual Holiday Packing Event will be held at the Forgotten Soldiers Outreach National Operation Center, located at 3550 23rd Avenue South, Suite 7, in Lake Worth, on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This year, many financial donors, community sponsors and partners will be on hand with their families, said Lynelle Chauncey Zelnar, executive director and founder of Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.

It is projected that more than 250 “We Care” packages will be prepared on Saturday, and along with other packages, they will be sent to 1,000 men and women of the United States Armed Forces who are serving abroad this holiday season. They will be shipped out after Thanksgiving weekend to ensure they are received in time for the holidays.

Now is also the perfect time for people to make a year-end, tax-deductible gift to help Forgotten Soldiers Outreach send a little bit of home to troops serving overseas. For only $25, you can sponsor an individual “We Care” package to a U.S. soldier, many of whom do not receive anything at mail call.

Donations of financial support help the troops know they are not forgotten and can easily be made at or mailed to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach, 3550 23rd Avenue South, Suite 7, Lake Worth, FL 33461.