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Care Package Contents

What We Send

Here are some of the specific items that our soldiers and marines ask for:
  • International phone calling cards (The #1 item requested. We enclose a card of 300 minutes and ask them to share with their unit.)
  • Jerky of all sorts; the 2nd most-requested item. Good to put in their packs while on patrol.
  • Snacks of all sorts, including these favorites: Chewing Gum, Hard Candy, Cookies, Trail Mix Bars, Protein Bars.
  • Wet Ones/handy wipes (individually and in packages)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toothbrushes/Floss/Toothpaste
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, C or D)
  • Q-tips
  • Flip-flops
  • Slippers
  • Knives
  • Flashlights
  • Soap/body wash deodorant
  • Instant warmer (hand and foot warmer) in the winter
  • Small red, green or blue lens LED lights (the tiny ones the size of a quarter)
  • Small compasses
  • DVD Movies/board games/books, and magazines
  • T-Shirts
  • Moisturizer/Sun Block
  • Feminine hygiene (not much reaches the Forward Operating Bases)
  • Socks
  • Toys and school supplies for the children
  • [Anything else individually requested.]
  • Letters of encouragement and thanks.
The contents of each care package, including shipping, cost approximately $95.00. Each care package is custom-prepared at the request of the soldier/marine in the field.

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