Here’s a nice idea.
The Paradies Shops, which operates the CNBC News Philadelphia shops at the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), has been participating in the the “Treats for Troops” program to support the local Liberty USO.
Here’s how it works: if a traveler shopping at participating Paradies locations in the airport chooses to, they can add a store item to their purchase and the staff will deliver the donated merchandise to the USO to be sent overseas.
Since its launch in June, the program has collected more than 6,000 units of merchandise totaling more than $13,500. Donated items include non-perishable food and beverages, magazines and reading materials, travel-sized sundries and just-for-fun souvenirs or gifts.
A similar program is operating at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston.