Tarleton State's athletics department will be collecting donations for Operation Purple Care during the men's and women's basketball games this week at Wisdom Gym.

Operation Purple Care is an effort to send care packages to members of the United States Military who are deployed abroad.

The Tarleton women are home against Arlington Baptist College at 6 p.m. today, and the men host Oklahoma Panhandle State at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Fans donating toiletries such as body wash, shampoo, lotion, deodorant, foot powder and more, food tiems such as candy, chips, protein bars, snacks and more and various other items such as batteries, socks, vitamins and drink packets will be admitted free of charge.