Easter Seals volunteers prepare care packages for troops

WAUKESHA -- Easter Seals volunteers packaged up goodies to send to troops overseas. They're the perfect ingredients to warm the hearts of those who serve our country. Volunteers like Colleen Fischer worked to package them up with care.

The "Project Care Package" effort was spearheaded by participants of Easter Seals -- an organization that provides services to people with disabilities.

"Many times people with disabilities are thought of only as people who take services or need help. This is their way to give back and also practice work skills," Easter Seals CEO Bob Glowacki said.

Easter Seals teamed up with Cooper Power Systems, which gathered care package donations at five of its work-sites.

"We have filled up 50 boxes already and we've got another 50 that we expect to fill up today," Tom Brockley with Cooper Power Systems said.

The boxes include a little bit of everything.

"We are putting in everything from macaroni and cheese, candy, personal hygiene products, books, games, cards," Tracy Badura with Easter Seals said.

With Veterans Day right around the corner, it's the perfect time to say thanks.

"Those folks have sacrificed a great deal for our country and we do need to give back," Glowacki said.

All of the packages will be shipped out this week, so the troops can have something special to open just in time for Christmas.