Let's Show Our Troops We Care

My cousin is currently serving in Afghanistan and we have heard so many of his platoon soldiers don't receive any mail, EVER. Let's fix that by getting together to put together care packages for his platoon. I am still waiting on shipping information from my Aunt but we can pack them up and get them ready when it is ready.

  So here's the deal, I will bring the packing supplies (we will be using large flat rate boxes), the Jaycees are donating the cost of shipping and you, as the volunteer, donates the "fillers". Our goal is to make 20 boxes (or more!). Below is a list of suggested items to bring with you. Last time I sent a box I included Sports Illustrated, pens, pads of paper for diaries and of course baby wipes.   We will also have construction paper and note pads if any of you would like to include a note with the package.

Please note that we need to be finished putting together the packages and out of there by 8:30.  

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Magazines

 

Nothing that is religious in nature or include profanity is allowed.

 

Food 

 NO PORK PRODUCTS ALLOWED due to the religion of the region

 

salty snacks like chips, prinkles, cheeseits, peanuts,

no chocolate for a while due to heat

small jars of peanut butter

crackers

large bags of hard candy

Tasters Choice coffee packets. Single serving where they can just pour into some water.

 ( found in grocery store isle)

Other drink mixes, lemonade, HI-C

 

HYGIENE ( fluids need to be in plastic bag)
Large containers of baby wipes ( showers are not always available) - A MUST! They use these to clean their guns and their skin!

creme for athletes foot

eye drops

Blistex

toothpaste

toothbrushes

Tylenol

 
 

Fun Stuff

 

My cousin has  asked me to send over some children books. Many little kids hang out at their base and they enjoy giving the kids books and candy.

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