Established in 2005

Suggested items for Care Packages:

Ace bandages
Air fresheners (no aerosols, no plug-in’s; stick-ups and car types are good)
Aloe Vera (for burns)
Antibiotic cream (ex. Neosporin)
Athlete’s foot cream (no aerosols)
Baby wipes (unscented, refill packs)
Bandaids (travel packs)
Body powder
Books (used is OK) (paperback or hardback)
Boot laces
Breath fresheners
Chapsticks or lip balms
Coffee (ground)
Dental floss
Duct tape
DVD's (used is OK)

Eye drops
Feminine hygiene items (no aerosols)
Fly strips, DEET, Skin-So-Soft
Foot powder
Hand/body lotion (unscented)
Icy Hot patches, Bengay
Lens cleaner for glasses
Magazines (current and used)
Mosquito repellant (no aerosol)
Munchies: (Little Debbie snacks, jelly beans, Pringles, hard candy (individually  wrapped),  mints, trail mix, Jerky, Slim Jims, Cracker Jacks, sunflower or pumpkin seeds, snacks that are nonperishable and non-crushable, Tootsie Rolls, Gummy Bears, raisins, licorice twists, Fig Newtons, Oreos, Skittles, Peanut Butter Granola Bars, M&M’s, but no meltable chocolate that is not individually wrapped!)
Nail clippers, emery boards
Nasal spray (saline is good too for dusty and sandy environments)
Oatmeal (instant)
Pain relievers (Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, Aspirin)
Peanut butter (small jars)
Pencils and pens (black ink only)
Personal cards, notes, children’s drawings
Playing cards
Popcorn packets  (microwavable)
Pop-top cans of fruit, ravioli, etc.
Powdered, presweetened, & in packets (tea, Kool-aid, Gatorade, lemonade, hot chocolate)
Prepaid telephone calling cards (AT&T)
Protein bars, granola bars, power bars
Razors (disposable)
Recreational items: Cards, dominoes, poker chips, dice, board games, baseballs,  horse-shoes (remember they must fit into a flat rate 12”x12”x6” shipping box)
Rolaids, Tums
Seasonings: Spices, seasoning salt, BBQ sauce, hot sauce, bacon bits, Dash
Sewing kits (small)
Shampoo and conditioner 
Shaving cream  (no aerosols)
Soap, body wash
Socks (wool/cotton blend or 100% wool; black; size 10-13)
Soup (packets of instant soup, Ramen noodles)
Sunscreen with high SPF (no aerosol)
Throat lozenges or cough drops
Tissues (travel size)
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Tuna or chicken salad in foil packets
Word puzzle magazines
Writing pads & envelopes
YooHoo chocolate drink boxes
Ziplock baggies

Important:  What not to send:
Aerosols and other pressurized products
Liquids in glass containers
Expired food
Items that may leak

Items in worn condition
Any contraband items such as live plants, tobacco, alcohol, nudity, etc.
Anything that will melt in 110 degree heat.  
**Oversized items that will not fit in Priority Mail APO/FPO boxes (12"x12"x6")**