Care Package Items Needed

We are continiously collecting the following items to send to our deployed troops.  Watch our Facebook page for where we are collecting or contact us for more information.  Thank you for helping to support our brave men and women  Please keep in mind that we do our main packing in May and November.

Care Package Items needed for Troops



  • COFFEE (Ground or whole; instant or drip. Ground is preferred)
  • POWDER DRINK MIX (Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light)
  • TUNA & CHICKEN SALAD (in foil pouches, or ready-to-eat kits (no cans)
  • Hot Chocolate packets, Herbal teas
  • Hard Pretzels / Cheetos / Fritos / Chex Mix / Wheat Thins / Ritz
  • Hard Candy (must be individually wrapped in large bags)
  • Granola Bars / Power Bars / Cereal Bars / Cliff Bars
  • Fig Newtons, Oreos, Nutter Butters, Cheese & Crackers - Small Packs
  • Trail Mix, Dried Fruit, Granola, Fruit Roll-Ups / Fruit By The Foot / Fruit Gummies
  • DRY SOUP: (Ramen Noodles / Cup-O-Soup: just add water)
  • NUTS: Peanuts, Mixed Nuts (salted preferred)
  • MICROWAVE FOOD (Popcorn, Chef-Boy-R-Dee, Mac'n'Cheese...)
  • COOKIES / Girl Scout Cookies (with chocolate: Oct. - Feb. only!)
  • Rice Krispie Treats (Store-bought only)
  • Little Debbies® & Hostess® cake products
  • Oatmeal Packs (Instant: just add water)
  • Cereal (Small, individual boxes)
  • Condiments, Spices; Sugar; Salad Dressing (no glass jars)
  • Caffeinated gum or candy (to stay alert)
  • CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS accepted from OCTOBER through MARCH (it will melt in high temperatures!)
  • Hot Sauce – small sizes (Ed’s Red or Tobassco) wrap glass bottle w/duct tape & double zip lock bag, bubble wrap


  • BATTERIES: (AA, AAA, C & 9 Volt are the most requested)
  • DVD Movies (new or used - recent releases only, please!)
  • Xbox Games, PSP, PS2 & PS3 Games (new or used)
  • iTunes® Gift Cards
  • Computer Flash Drives & Thumb Drives
  • Portable CD players
  • Head phones / Ear Buds
  • Electronic handheld games
  • Pens but ONLY Stic Pens, do NOT send with clickers or movable parts)
  • small note pads or small notebooks
  • Stationery & Envelopes; blank cards to send home
  • Double-sided tape,
  • Small, Pocket Calendars
  • Game Books: (Crossword Puzzles / Word Search Books / Math Puzzle books / MAD LIBS / Logic Problems / Sudoku)
  • Yo-Yo's, Dominoes, Playing Cards (new), Poker Chips & Mats, Dice
  • Board games (UNO, Othello, Checkers - travel size is great, too!)
  • Frisbees / Hackey sacks
  • Music CDs, or Sports DVD of basketball games, football or baseball games
  • Sports, Hunting, Fishing Magazines & Books



  • HAND SANITIZER Wipes (liquid tends to make mud on dirty hands)
  • Body Wash, Liquid Soap, Facial Cleanser
  • Shampoo /Conditioner (travel size)
  • Hair Gel (for female troops to pull hair back)
  • Combs / Brushes / Bobby Pins (in original packaging, please)
  • Deodorant (travel size)
  • Razors (disposable or "Intuition" or "Mach 3" types)
  • Shaving Cream in Tubes / Shaving Soap (No CANS of Shaving Cream, please!)
  • Lip balm / Chap Stick / Carmex / Blistex
  • Foot Powder (medicated Gold Bond is one often used)
  • Tissues (individual packs; travel size only)
  • Hand & Body Lotion / Moisturizer (travel size)
  • Bug Spray / DEET / Skin-So-Soft
  • Mouthwash (travel size)
  • Toothpaste & Toothbrushes & Dental Floss
  • Breath Mints / Breath Strips
  • Lozenges / Cough Drops
  • Loufa Sponges / Buff Puffs / Washcloths
  • Nail files / Emery Boards / Nail Clippers
  • Feminine Hygiene Products (Panty Liners & Tampons)
  • Q-tips - also used to clean guns!
  • Cotton Balls
  • Band-aids, Gauze Pads, First Aid Kits / Ace bandages, Icy Hot or Bengay cream
  • Moleskin
  • Shoe Insole Cushions (gel kind is best)
  • Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or Aspirin Packets (individual unopened packages only)
  • Eye Drops (i.e. Visine)
  • Nasal Spray
  • Vitamins (multi-vitamins are always needed! Original containers UNOPENED


  • T-SHIRTS: Cotton green & tan under shirts - new (Sizes: M, L & XL)
    Long Sleeve T-shirts also
  • Disposable Hand warmers and Foot warmers (in the wintertime)
  • Laundry Detergent, Trial Paks or Individual Paks
  • Bounce Dryer Sheets (used to put in boots, between clothes & sometimes to deter bugs)
  • Air Fresheners (standalone-not plug-in. Car types are also good)
  • SOCKS: Black, Olive Green & White (cotton or wool)
  • Small toys (Beanie babies) & school supplies for Iraqi & Afghan children
  • Patriotic knick-knacks, USA flags, flags from your state, bandanas, baseball hats, football jerseys, banners to tack on their walls or tents.
  • Black or Green duct tape, small tool kits, dust masks, carpentry tools, Fly swatters, fly paper, mosquito netting, bug repellent in plastic pump bottles only (NO AEROSOL CANS, PLEASE!)
  • Gun cleaning supplies (lube) such as Militec-1 & CLP
  • Fleece Blankets (Yes, it gets very cold in the winter over there!!)
  • Winter Hats (Yes, it snows in the winter over there! Hand knitted hats in black, tan or green are always welcome!)
  • Small survival Mirrors


Ship in:  Priority Mail APO/FP Flat Rate Box (from United States Postal Service), $12.95 (must fill out a custom declarations and dispatch note for each box)

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