Community Involvement in Greater New Bedford MA, Cape Cod, & Islands

Teamsters Local 59 is proud to support the following community organizations throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket.

Support Our Troops - Care Packages for the Holidays

Local 59 is participating in the Teamsters JCIO Women's Committee Mission which is to send Care Packages to the US Military during the Holiday Season.

List of Items for Collection


  • Peanut Butter
  • Gum, Candy, Chocolate, Twizzlers, Licorice Red / Black
  • Canned Fruit, Nuts, Apple Sauce
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Jello / Pudding Snack Packs
  • Soup, Beef Stew, Chili
  • Beans
  • Canned Lasagna / Spaghetti / Ravioli
  • Corn Beef Hash, Spam, Deviled Ham
  • Tuna, Sardines, Oysters
  • Chicken Salad Snack Packs
  • Tuna Salad Snack Packs
  • Pringles, Potato Sticks, Pretzels
  • Beef Jerky, Slim Jims
  • Canned Milk
  • Cough Drops
  • Cookies, Crackers
  • Juice Boxes
  • Drink Mixes to Flavor Water
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate Packets
  • Coffee Creamer, Sugar
  • Peanut Butter Bites
  • Peanut Butter Individual Packaged Snacks

All the above items must be individual size. They can be packaged in cartons, however, when opened must be able to be individually distributed. Canned goods must have a flip top opening. Cookies are more preserved in tins, preventing crushing. Crackers are better shipped when in bulk like Costco or BJ's. Drink mixes are small individual plastic containers.

Toiletries / First Aid

  • Wet Ones
  • Q-Tips
  • Deodorant
  • Disposal Razors, Shaving Cream
  • Tooth Paste, Tooth Brushes
  • Foot Powder
  • Disposable Nail Files
  • Mouth Wash
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Dental Floss
  • Systane/Visine Eye Drops
  • Lip Balm, Chap Stick
  • Corn Cushions, Cushion Insoles
  • Band-Aids
  • Antibiotic Ointment
  • Turns / Rolaids
  • Hand Cream, Foot Cream
  • Off Spray

All the above items must be individual size. They can be packaged in cartons, however, when opened must be able to be individually distributed.


  • Books
  • Journals
  • Writing Paper / Tablets
  • Pens / Pencils
  • Envelopes
  • Playing Cards
  • Crossword Puzzles, Word Search Puzzles

The Union Office has a box set up at our location where you can deposit these items. We are also encouraging our Stewards to collect items at each location. The Union will make arrangements to pick up any items collected by the Stewards. In addition, if anyone is aware of any member who was deployed, please contact our office with their name.

Anyone who would like to send along a "thank you for your service" note to our military, please feel free to enclose it/them with your collection. If you have children / grandchildren, ask them, all are welcomed.

Please support the men and women who put their lives on the line for our freedom everyday!

Teamsters Local 59 is proud to continue its support of the Magical Moon Foundation and their efforts in nurturing and empowering children with cancer. Recently at the Teamsters JC 10 Delegates Conference, the members of the Local 59 Executive Board were treated to a presentation by several of the "knights" of Magical Moon. We would encourage everyone to take the time to stop by the Magical Moon Foundation at and show support for this extremely worthy cause.

Magical Moon Foundation
  • SEYAA Local 59 Baseball Team
  • A Wish Come True
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Child and Family Services
  • Easter Seals
  • Magical Moon Foundation
  • Feast of Blessed Sacrament
  • Jobs With Justice
  • Teamsters Ride Against Cancer
  • UMass Dartmouth Labor Education Center
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