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Care Package Wish List for Our Troops

Updated on June 22, 2014


Below is a growing list of items our troops are requesting to make where they are more like home. Help support our troops while they are away. The Riverside County American Red Cross handed out this list at one of their meetings. I have decided to share it.

If there is an Item I have not listed here, it was probably not on the list I have been given. Suggest an item for this lens with the catagory as the subject line and I will add it.

Do Not Send

- Chocolate (does not survive 120 F)

- Pornograpghy

- Alcohol

Drinks/Drink Mixes

- Apple Cider Mix

- Breakfast Drink Mixes

- Capri Sun

- Powdered Coffee Creamer

- Coffee Packs

- Powdered Drink Mix Singles

- Propel/Gatorade Fitness Powder

- Protein Powder

- Tea Bags

- Hot Chocolate Packets

Games & Entertainment

- Board Games (small, travel size)

- Dice & Dice Games

- DVDs (original only)

- Hackey Sacks

- Handheld Games

- PSP Games

- Jigsaw Puzzles

- Magazines

- Comic Books

- Music CDs

- Nerf footballs/basketballs

- Paddle Balls

- Soccer Balls

- Kick Balls

- Playing Cards

- Puzzles & Word Games

- Squirt Guns

- Squishy Balls

- Velcro Darts

- Yo-Yos

- Devil Sticks

Holiday Items

- Candy Canes

- Cinnamon Sticks

- Small holiday sented candles

- Confetti

- Holiday Cards

- New Year's Hats

- Small Christmas Tree Ornaments

- Small (2ft) Artificial Christmas Trees

- Holiday Lights

Miscellaneous Items

- Air Freshener

- Batteries (AA/C/D)

- Boot Insoles

- Flip Flops

- Green Boot Socks

- Handheld Fans, neck coolers

- Tablets of Paper

- Envelopes

- Pens, Pencils

- Pencil Sharpeners

- Socks

- Sports Posters

- T-Shirts

- Bandannas

- Tylenol PM

- Ziploc Bags


- Breath Mints

- Gum

- Candy

- Cereal/Breakfast Bars

- Chips

- Spaghetti O's

- Cookies

- Cup O Noodles

- Flavor Ice or Otter Pops

- Oatmeal/Cream of Wheat

- Little Debbie Snacks

- Pop Tarts

- Microwave Popcorn

- Pringles

- Ramen Soup

- Sugar Packets

- Tuna or Chicken Salad Lunch Kits

- Red Vine Licorice

- Sunflower Seeds


- Axe Liquid Soap

- Dove Body Wash

- Irish Spring Body Wash

- Baby wipes

- Deoderant

- Eye Drops

- Tooth Brushes

- Dental Floss

- Foot Powder

- Wash Cloths

- Hand Towels

- Women's Items

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      Thank you for your like on my Ancient Moons. It was so appreciated.

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      Thank you for building this lens! We had lists like these where I worked and put together boxes to send over. I still get to be active in making these boxes as my daughter does this at her job where she is sergeant in the police force.


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