ESTERO, FL- Miromar Outlets is teaming with Operation Shoebox in a two-week collection drive leading up to Memorial Day to help support our troops overseas.  Miromar Outlets is encouraging the community to write letters of thanks as well as donate personal care package items.  Operation Shoebox will assemble and ship the packages to military men and women deployed outside of the United States.

Donations can be dropped off from May 14 through May 30 at Eddie Bauer Outlet, Neiman Marcus Last Call Store and Reebok Outlet Store, as well as the Miromar Outlets mall office.  Suggested items include hard candy, writing paper, envelopes, pens, instant coffee, books, toiletries including sunscreen and bug spray, music, pre-paid phone cards and more.  Visit for a complete list of items.  The collection drive kicks-off May 14 with a letter drive at Miromar Outlets.  Supplies will be available to shoppers to make greeting cards and write letters to send to our U.S. service men and women overseas.

Operation Shoebox was founded in 2003 to send support over to our men and women deployed outside of the USA to help raise their morale and let them know they are cared about. Each care package includes a hand-written letter.  Additionally, Operation Shoebox provides toys and supplies to our troops to help with community outreach and humanitarian efforts.

Miromar Outlets, voted Southwest Florida’s “Best Factory Outlet Shopping Center” for 12 years in a row, features over 140 great designer and brand name manufacturers’ outlet stores including  Ann Taylor Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach Factory, Cole Haan Outlet, Columbia Sportswear Company, DKNY, Esprit, GUESS Factory, J.Crew Factory, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole Company Store, Lacoste, Levi’s Outlet Store, Michael Kors, Movado Company Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call Store, Nike Factory Store, OshKosh B’Gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, White House ׀ Black Market, and many more.

Miromar Outlets is a project of Margaret Antonier, President and CEO of Miromar Development Corporation, a multi-faceted real estate development company with a portfolio of residential and commercial properties including the nearby Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, voted #1 Community in the United States and Miromar Design Center.

Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75, on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers, across from Miromar Design Center.  Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.