We offer two ways for you to help our deployed Soldiers.
1. Of course the easiest way to facilitate a Care Package shipment is to make your secure, online donation here through PayPal.
If you choose this option, your contribution will either furnish postage for the packages or buy supplies that have been chosen and customized for each deployed unit. We would purchase goods for you, package them, and ship them.
This is the simplest option for you.
2. However if you want hands-on for your Care Package, there is a list below of suggested items. You can use this list to buy products that (1) you can mail to us for processing, or that (2) you can mail directly to a Soldier who you may already know, or (3) (the most popular) bring your donations to our office at the First Baptist Church of Hingham if you are near or in Hingham, MA, and deposit 24/7/365 inside our brown Donation Trunk in the parking lot to the right side of the church.
Suggested Care Package Items:
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NOTE: Please remember that items must fit inside Priority Mail APO/FPO boxes (12"x12"x6")
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)
Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt)
Books (used is OK) (paperback or hardback)
Chapsticks or lip balms
CD’s & DVD's (used is OK)
Feminine hygiene items (no aerosols)
Fly strips, DEET, Skin-So-Soft
Hand/body lotion (unscented)
Hand sanitizer (travel size)
Icy Hot patches, Bengay
Lens cleaner for glasses
Magazines (current and used)
Men’s cotton boxers (solid colors, size M, L, XL)
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)
Pain relievers (Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, Aspirin)
Peanut butter (small jars)
Pencils and pens (black ink only)
Personal cards, notes, children’s drawings
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
Recreational items: Cards, dominoes, poker chips, dice, board games, baseballs, horseshoes (remember they must fit into a flat rate 12”x12”x6” shipping box)
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
Important: What not to send:
Aerosols and other pressurized products
Liquids in glass containers
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")**
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