RNC Transforms HQ into ‘Santa’s Workshop’ to Build Care Packages for Military

By Brent Scher

The Republican National Committee transformed its Washington, D.C., headquarters into “Santa’s Workshop” on Tuesday afternoon, creating an assembly line where hundreds of Christmas care packages were put together for troops deployed overseas.

Staffers packed into the lobby to put together over 300 care packages stuffed with items ranging from essentials such as socks, razors, and shampoo to snacks such as chips, protein bars, and candy. At the end of the assembly line was a large table of hand-drawn Christmas cards where staffers could write their own personal messages to the troops on the receiving end.

Gifts gathered for troop care packages

One box, packed up by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, was topped off with what was deemed the “golden ticket”: a Make America Great Again hat signed by President Donald Trump.

Gifts also included playing cards, books, a football, and a collection of hot sauce packets including Cholula and Sriracha.

The specific goods packed in the boxes were selected with the advice of Chad Longell, a veteran who serves as the RNC’s director of military and veteran engagement, who shared with staff how much receiving a care package meant to him when he was deployed.

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Source:: Washington Free Beacon