Texas A&M students, including representatives from the Aggie Experience Council and the Corps of Cadets, will help set up donation sites and host two letter-writing events on campus as part of the campaign. IBC Bank branches throughout Texas and Oklahoma will serve as drop-off stations for care package supplies from Memorial Day (May 31) through July 4.
This is the fourth year that IBC Bank and H-E-B have joined forces for Operation Care Drop. In 2010 the two organizations shipped 13 tons of goods to more than 40,000 troops serving overseas. While it is the first year for Texas A&M student participation, other similar projects have been held on campus in the past few years.
Organizers say there are donation boxes at 225 IBC branches throughout Texas and Oklahoma and more than 65 H-E-Bs in Texas through July 4. Participation can take the form of a cash donation at any one of the bank branches or H-E-Bs. Purchases of prepackaged “goodie” bags of snacks, travel-size toiletries and playing cards are also available at H-E-B or packages of cookies, books or other items can be dropped into one of the bins.