Operation Turkey Drop 2016 – Mission Accomplished!

Nov 23, 16 Operation Turkey Drop 2016 – Mission Accomplished!

Operation turkey drop 2016 successfully completed!


Close to 500 turkeys are now sitting in the kitchens of Long Island Veterans because you all supported the mission here at Boots on the Ground NY. Thank you to all the schools, groups, scouts, companies, and people that got involved.

It was an outstanding and successful effort by the Long Island community and our supporters.

We are in awe of how much food was donated, over 500 turkeys and over 30,000 pounds of canned, frozen and boxed food. You have made a very Thankful Thanksgiving for many veterans and their families here on Long Island.

Thank You

& Have A Blessed Thanksgiving.



Tomorrow night at Midnight, the Christmas season officially begins. Please consider Boots on the Ground NY for your toy donations and toy collections this season. We may not have a fancy toy drive name, but we do keep all those toys here on Long Island, and make sure they are all given out to children of disadvantaged veterans and military members.


Boots on the Ground NY will be supplying Christmas Cheer to over 100 children again this year.

Through “Dear Santa” lists, by providing toys to families that have hospitalized veterans or veterans in programs, Veteran families in shelters and by also have an open shop one night for Veterans to come down and choose toys and gifts for their families.


Support your Veterans and Military members living right here among you in Our Long Island Community.


We will have collection drop of at the VAC (Veteran Activity Center) 2184 Pond Road, Ronkonkoma at the following dates and times:

Saturday November 26th, 11am – 2pm

Wednesday November 30th, 6pm – 9pm

Saturday December 3rd, 9am-Noon.

Tuesday December 6th, 6pm-8pm

Wednesday December 7th, 6pm till 9pm.

Saturday December 10th, 9am – 4pm

Saturday December 17th, 10am – 3pm


Please provide unwrapped toys for boys and girls between the ages of 1-16

We are also in need of new winter clothing. Gift cards (Target, Walmart, groceries stores) and gift wrap / tape.


Please also be on the lookout for our collection crates spread around the community at our partners in our Veteran support mission.

We will also be posting some of the Dear Santa lists on our Facebook page so you can get an idea of what the children are looking for.

Thank You and May you have a Blessed Christmas and Holiday Season.


Frank Bania

Boots on the Ground NY – Founder






Please donate to our Mission of Leaving No Veteran Behind


Boots on the Ground NY is a 501c19 tax exempt Veterans organization, your donations are tax deductible (FED#27-4279559)

We are completely 100% Volunteer, and there will never be salaries. In an independent audit of our 2015 finances is was found that over 95.5% of donations went to Veterans & programs

Thank you for your support

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