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VFW Post 2913 and American Legion Post 269 is teaming up with the Congregational Church of Patchogue for Operation TP Pyramid. We will attempt to build the World’s Largest Pyramid of Toilet Paper during the July 19th, Alive After Five at the Capital One Plaza. We will attempt to gain official entry into Guinness World Records. We also believe Patchogue and AA5 will garner press coverage of the event. But while a lot of fun and attention will be had; this is far more than a gimmick.
Toilet paper is a much needed item amongst homeless persons and those in transition shelters and houses on Long Island. Yet Shelters and Transition Homes are not allowed to request these items through grants, since toilet paper is considered a "luxury" item. These persons (and others at food pantries) have to depend on the generosity of others, for what should be considered a basic need items. Operation TP Pyramid is a project to bring awareness to this issue, while trying to build the WORLDS LARGEST PYRAMID OF TP using 25,000 rolls of Scotts Toilet Paper. We request Scotts TP because it is septic-safe and the pyramid requires the TP rolls having uniformity of diameter, height and weight.
We are looking for sponsors for the event. HOW MANY ROLLS WOULD YOU LIKE TO DONATE TO THE CAUSE? Money to purchase toilet paper would be much appreciated. But we are predominantly looking for businesses and other members of the chamber to donate cases of Scott’s Toilet Paper to the project to help us reach our goal of 25,000 rolls.
Donated rolls of Scott Toilet paper can be purchased at Walmart, Target, Sam’s Club, COSTCO, King Kullen and perhaps through vendors you use at chamber member businesses. Once again, all donated toilet paper must be Scott’s! Some rolls will be for sale that day to place on the pyramid. All rolls of toilet paper and any proceeds from the project go to support the LI Against Domestic Violence shelter for women and children, Veteran Shelters, and food banks across Long Island. We are also open to suggestions as to other possible beneficiaries.
Follow the event and updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/247204585850268/
For those looking to donate to the Operation Drop offs can be made at the Congregational Church of Patchogue, 95 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772, during the following times:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 1:30pm
Wed 4pm - 9pm
Thur 7pm - 9pm
Sunday 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Or by Appointment.
Checks can be made out to VFW Post 2913, 32 Edwards St. Patchogue, NY 11772, Note: Operation TP
Dave Rogers, MBA, MFA
Commander VFW Post 2913