Care Packages

Each month we prepare care packages to send to our troops overseas. The packages contain items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, shoe strings, various snacks and more. We can always use extra help in packing the boxes, preparing them for shipping and taking them to the post office or UPS. Please email Charon Rivers at charonrivers@aol.com to volunteer to help in this way.

We can always use help from people who want to collect items for our care packages.  Asking your fellow church members, business associates, your child’s school, your neighbors or friends to collect or donate items is very helpful. The more items we receive, the more items we can send our soldiers. We will package and mail them.

Items to donate for the Care Packages:

Food/Snacks/Drinks

  • Protein/Energy Bars
  • Tuna/Salmon and Chicken (preferably in pouches or Pop top cans)
  • Beef Jerky
  • Chips/pretzels/chex mix/granola or breakfasts bars dried fruit/raisins
  • Cookies of all kinds (small packages)
  • Trail mix /fruit gummies
  • Nuts
  • Gum/mints
  • Little Debby snacks
  • Chef Boy R Dee (pop tops cans only)
  • Pop Tarts
  • Powdered drink mixes (single serving size)

Toiletries

  • Shower Gel/Loufa Sponges
  • Hand sanitizer (Small Sizes)
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Cream rinse
  • Shaving Cream
  • Chap Stick
  • Bug spray (no aerosol)
  • Toothpaste
  • Nail files/nail clippers
  • baby wipes
  • Q-tips
  • Tissue, small packages

Entertainment

  • Game Books/word search/crossword puzzles/etc
  • Yo Yo’s/small board games
  • Nerf games
  • Base balls/footballs/soccer balls
  • pumps for balls
  • Harmonicas
  • Play Do/puddy
  • Coloring books/crayons 

Other

  • Pillow cases
  • Travel Pillows
  • Fabric Softener sheets
  • Air fresheners (the kind you put in cars)
  • Hand warmers
  • Small fleece blankets

Personal Cards

Enclose personal notes of encouragement and support. 
Have your children’s classes make thank you notes to the soldiers and we will send them.