Active Duty and Deployed Military Information

Military Resources

There are many resources available to active duty military service members and their families.

Operation Troop Support of Danvers and Women to Women in Active Duty Donation Drives have teamed up to collect items for our troops. These groups provide packages to troops throughout the year for active duty servicemen and women. 

Items collected will be distributed to over 450 units in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Syria, etc. In addition, packages are provided to combat support hospitals in Iraq, Germany and five military hospitals from Washington, D.C. to California.

Items needed: 

  • Quart-size and gallon-size zip-lock bags
  • White athletic socks for men and women
  • Underwear for men and women
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Non-perishable energy bars/granola bars
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cookies/Crackers/Pretzels
  • Nuts/Sunflower seeds

  • Candy: Boxes of Starburst, Swedish Fish, etc. (chocolates not recommended)
  • Frisbees
  • Playing cards
  • Handheld games
  • Batteries for electronic games
  • Writing paper
  • Envelopes
  • Pens
  • Phone cards

Note: Donations to help with mailing costs and telephone cards are greatly appreciated.

Donations Operation troop supportmay be delivered to:
Office of Veterans Services
12 Emerson Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930

Women to Women Donations may also be delivered to:
Pauline’s Gifts
512 Essex Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930