TallGrass Spa (Evergreen, CO) started off the gift-giving season with a shipment of 267 Soldier Boxes to U.S. troops stationed in the Middle East. This year marks the spa’s 10th year of the TallGrass Soldier Box Project.
On November 14, volunteers met at The Wild Game entertainment venue to sort donated items like shampoo, lip balm, paperback books, and more. The following morning, the boxes were packaged and sent to the post office for shipment.
Gail Sharp, TallGrass Spa owner, announced that this year’s record surpassed 2018 by six boxes. “There was an unbelievable amount of community support,” Sharp said. “Shipping money was dropped off, folks from the community who heard about the packing stopped in to help, and we collected over 2,000 cards written by both kids and the adult community. These are the most beloved things in the boxes.”
With the addition of this year’s record-breaking shipment, TallGrass sent a total of 1,700 packages to troops overseas throughout this year. The next shipments are slated for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.
Donations are currently being accepted at TallGrass Spa. For more information about the spa and the TallGrass Soldier Box Project, call 303-670-4444 or visit the website.