Military Collecting Drive

March 2nd, 2018
Parade of men in army uniforms accompanied by civilians walking and biking on road with trolley tracks.

Company B of Geneva’s local militia marches before leaving for World War I, 1917.

This year the Geneva Historical Society will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a variety of programs, an exhibit, and a service project. The service project to support our current military service members and veterans kicks off this month. In collaboration with Canandaigua’s Blue Star Mothers,  the Historical Society is holding a collection drive for active members of the military and veterans. From March 12 to April 27, 2018 we will be collecting the following items:

  • Travel-size personal care products, shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, dental floss, toothbrushes, mouthwash, lip balm, cotton balls, razors, etc. for active member of the military
  • New or gently used clothing for veterans

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Newspaper front page with headline Austria Declares War! Belgrade will be occupied at once. Efforts for Peace were in Vain.

Geneva Daily Times newspaper on the day World War I began, July 1914.

We are also collecting spare change for soldiers. Funds collected will be donated to the Canandaigua Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers to support their work. Donations can be sent to or dropped off at the Geneva History Museum, 543 South Main Street.

For more information about this project, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151

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