The Hickory Hills Kruse’s Krew

The Hickory Hills Kruse’s Krew

The Hickory Hills Kruse’s Krew mission is to support American fighting men and women in harm’s way. It is our honor and privilege to supply food, treats, toiletries and other means of support to our troops.

We do this by sending boxes letters and cards every month. We have several collection points for donations in the Hickory, Palos Area. These care packages and items have a positive impact on the men and women who we support. Our support helps them to understand they are not alone.

The Hickory Hills Kruse’s Krew also works with the city to increase the awareness of veterans. We help with functions such Veterans Day celebrations and Christmas/ Holiday card signings. We, along with the city, honor our returning vets with parades and acknowledgements at City Hall meetings.

We also work with local merchants and religious groups to help our cause. Volunteers pack the boxes every third Tuesday each month at the Hickory Hills Community Center located at 7800 West 89th Place starting at 6:30 PM. Below is a list of items needed along with donation center locations. Thank you to those who keep us safe and free, our Military.


Canned Fruit Summer Sausage
Sardines Doritos
Coffee creamer Zip lock bags
Mac/Cheese** Toenail/Fingernail clippers
Brownie mix** Cigars chewing tobacco
Instant soups** pens/ pencils
Kool-Aid sports bra’s/ Panties
Cheese spreads Small flashlights
Cookies Dental Floss
Dried Fruit Imodium
Fruit Pies Nasal Spray
Little Debbie’s Q tips
Advil/Tylenol Tuna /Pouches are best
Antibacterial wipes Popcorn**
Body wash/ soap Instant Oatmeal**
Clothes pins/line Beef Jerky/Beef Sticks
Deodorant Crackers for snacking
Eye Drops Energy Bars
Insect repellent/deet Granola bars
Fabric Softener sheets Disposal hand and feet warmers
Packaged Wet Ones Eyeglasses kits
Pepto Bismal Sunglasses/ sun screen
Mirrors Razors
Vitamins Socks(white or black)
Panty Liners Canned chicken
brush/Comb hair clips/ bands Ground coffee
Bandanas Micro wave
T shirts brown or green Microwave dinners(no pork)**
Batteries AA AAA 9v Instant Noodles**
Board games Chex Mix
DVD’s movies Nuts
Mag Flashlights Sinus meds
Packaged poker sets Chapstick
Yo-Y0’s contact Lens cleaner
Travel size(Mouthwash, Pocket size first aid kits
Pudding Cups Feminine Hygiene Products
Foot Powder CD player/ CD’s blank and musical
Chips Stationary
hand and foot warmers Baby Oil/Baby Powder
Gum, Hard Candy( no choc in Summer) Flea collars
Antibiotic cream Air Fresheners
Bath/Hand/wash Towels dark colors Baby Wipes
Foot Inserts for Boots underwear
Peanut butter/ jelly Beanie babies stuffed animals Dog toys
Salsa/Chips nerf balls
Instant Coffee Sewing kits
Crystal Light Dog Food
Conditioner, Shampoo, Lotion for body/Hand)

No pork items or pornographic materials, alcohol or VHS tapes
** indicates Microwavable

Collection Points
Hickory Hills City Hall
8652 w 95th st

Hickory Hills Community Ctr
7800 W 89th pl

Palos Hills Community Ctr
8455 w 103rd St

Great American Bagel
Palos Heights
12744 S Harlem

St. Patricia’s church
9050 s 86th ave
Hickory Hills