Helping Others

Hope for Heroes

Xi Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha’s Hope for Heroes Program is ramping up for the 2015 year by starting a collection drive for Super Bowl weekend, in addition to a sock collection for the troops.

How to help

The Super Bowl collection drive is asking for donations of summer sausage items, beef sticks, crackers and cheese/dip items, all which do not require refrigeration, which will help in troops in combat areas celebrate the Super Bowl. The organization also is kicking off the “sock-it-to-troops” drive, which will run through Feb. 28. Socks dropped off at designated sites will be shipped to deployed troops in Afghanistan, Africa and Iraq. As always snack items, hygiene items, DVDs are welcome.

Contact information

Drop off sites are: VFW Memorial Post 8677, Fairview Heights; Advantage Family Chiropractic, Belleville; Fairview Heights Public Library; Progressive Property Network Inc., O’Fallon; Lincoln Place Dental, 114 Lincoln Place Ct., Belleville; Gifts for Individuals, O’Fallon; Frieze Harley-Davidson, O’Fallon; City of O’Fallon City Hall; and AMW Clothing & Sports, O'Fallon. For more information call Chip Shaffer at 618-593-3488 or email