The nine Old Navy clothing stores on Long Island are collecting soap, sunscreen, flip-flops, T-shirts, underwear (and other basic items) for U.S. troops and their families, and for hospitalized veterans.
The stores are part of an Old Navy program nationwide, including about 1,000 stores, in support of Operation Troop Donation.
It starts Friday and extends through Independence Day on Monday.
The Old Navy stores on Long Island are in Huntington Village, Commack, Deer Park, Levittown, Bay Shore, Westbury, Riverhead, Bohemia and Selden.
Armed service volunteers will pick up the collected items, which will be sorted, packed and shipped. Last year, the company said, it shipped 240,000 pairs of shower shoes to Iraq, Afghanistan and large military bases in the U.S., and nearly a million Old Navy trademarked Flag T-shirts to large military bases in the U.S.
Old Navy customers who participate by making a donation, in products or cash, will get a 10 percent discount off their entire in-store purchase that day.