About OWC

Operation Winchendon Cares collects donations and mails packages to any military personnel with ties to Winchendon regardless of where he or she is stationed. We want to show our support for our men and women serving and how much we appreciate their bravery and the sacrifices that they make to ensure our safety and freedom.

Anyone is welcome to help by writing cards or letters, drawing pictures, or dropping off donations to be sent or stop in and see the pictures and read the letters that we have received from some very grateful men and women! Volunteers are welcome to help package donations.


Too late!
Published On: December 6, 2016
We have a few late additions and names that did not get signed in the book that need to be thanked. Thank you to Betty Brehio; Darlene Prouliot; Memorial School - all four 2nd Grade classes, All Program Kids, Ann Marie Slomcheck's Special Education group, Mrs. Lyon's 1st Grade, Speech and OT groups!
Thank you!
Published On: November 14, 2016
  What an amazing turnout we had for our holiday drive! Thank you to the American Legion Post 193 for the use of their hall and the donation towards the postage. Thank you to Will Brown for our website www.winchendoncares.com. Thank you to Sweet Treat Bakery for the discount and for shrink wrapping the cookies so that they stay fresh. Continue Reading
Requests for November 5th Holiday Mailing!
Published On: October 8, 2016
Some of our service members have requested the following items for their packages... candy; cleaning supplies - like wipes; dark chocolate; sunflower seeds; reminders of Winchendon and/or Massachusetts; Winchendon Couriers. In case you are looking for different things to send. REMINDER: NO GLASS JARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sending Holiday Wishes!
Published On: August 12, 2016
Mark your calendars and then come join us. Drop off your donation item or money to help defray the cost of postage. Stay and help sort donations and get them packaged up. If you know of any service member who is not on our list, please let us know. Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M. at the Continue Reading
Published On: August 12, 2016
A special thank you for some more donations: Betty Brehio, Coral Grout and Yvonne & Doreen Page. Also, thanks to Mathew Plamondon and April Goodwin who always show up at our events!