An Albuquerque group is working to provide Christmas care packages to troops overseas.
The Blue Star Mothers said they send out care packages five times a year and the winter holiday shipment is their largest donation drive.
However, the group is in dire need of more gifts.
“November 19 is our biggest Christmas packing and we hope to send out 600 packages that day and our shelves are pretty bare,” Dot Bossard, Blue Star Mother spokesperson said.
The group said they have plenty of candy to ship, but want items such as individually wrapped protein snacks, beef jerky and foot or hand warmers.