Serving our troops since 2003 - over 12,000 packages sent!
What Is Needed Over There? Here is a list of suggested items for the troops.
Black or white heavy socks (Note: they often cannot wash socks, so keep the socks coming!)
HARD CANDY - The conditions are so hot and dry over there in the desert that the men and women are wanting hard candy. Their bodies are not able to produce saliva very good, and their mouths are dry. The hard candy helps to relieve this problem.
Gold Bond Medicated Foot Powder
ZIP LOCK BAGS are used to hold bar soap in their Alice Packs and Ruk Sacks. They are also used to hold baby wipes, toothbrushes, gallon servings of Gatorade, beef jerky, and razors.
TAMPONS & MAXI-PADS are used not only as feminine hygiene products, but the guys carry around tampons to temporarily plug bullet holes until they can get men evacuated for medical treatment. Maxi pads are good for the temporary application of pressure/absorbency to wounds.
Shampoo Bar Soap
Magazines that bring memories of home back to them (for women and men - not of a negative nature please!)
*** No longer collecting ink cartridges. ***
Pringles in cans
Small cans of fruits and vegetables
Small cans of fruit
Canned chicken and tuna
Foil pkgs of tuna, chicken, turkey, ham
V8 Juice 5.5oz cans
Hormel pasta cups
World-wide phone cards
Letters of Encouragement
Instant Oatmeal (10 pouches per box)
Assorted music CD's
Instant Grits (12 pouches per box)
Dry soup mix
Beanee Weenee cans
Gatorade powder (Sam's - we separate into serving bags)
Campbell's Select soups (in plastic bowls)
Crossword puzzle books
Any vacuum-packed meats
Plastic fly swatters
Dinty Moore Microwave Bowls: Roast Beef & Gravy, or Turkey & Dressing
"On The Go" single serve pastas (one minute microwave)
And Phone Cards - the cards can be for US calls. They are patched to Jacksonville and then the call becomes long distance