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Military Care Package - What You Can Do To Support The Troups

Updated on April 3, 2015

Military Care Package To Support The Troops

Did you know that there are many things that you can do in support of the military? On this page I share some of the small things that I have done and explain how to get involved if you would like to help.

With the Holiday Season coming up, it is time to start getting in gear so that if you are sending packages, they will arrive on time.

Proceeds from this page are donated to Soldiers Angels so that they may continue to help as well.

Ready to get started.

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Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families (Tax ID# 20-058-3415).

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How I Started Sending Care Packages

Care packages are such a welcome sight to those fighting overseas. I have been sending care packages as often as I can. When I first decided that's what I would do, I didn't personally know anyone in the active military. I looked online to find out how to help and found a web site, ANY SOLDIER.COM

You don't get every individual name, but the name and APO Address for a group coordinator who will see to it that everything gets distributed within their group. It is on a more personal level that way so the leader can make sure that men and women who receive little or nothing from home will be included. At the ANY SOLDIER.COM website, you will have to register so they can avoid spam mail, but then you will be able to read the wish list.

Packages are addressed like this

ATTN: Any Soldier (Marine, Airman,Sailor) There is a list for each service branch.

c/o Pvt 1st Class Bob Smith (for example)

with the military address

Sending a care package became an easy thing to do after I read their wish list. They really don't ask for anything, but list what they miss from home or have a hard time getting access to where they are. I never imagined that dark colored hair ponytail holders would be on that list. Turns out that they are not supposed to wear bright colors or ones that contrast with their hair color, camo of sorts.

How To Make Your Own Care Packages

If you have an individual in mind, it is pretty easy to tailor a custom care care package. I have been sending packages to people I don't know, but since they are fighting for my freedom, that's good enough reason for me.

I read letters from group leaders who serve anywhere from 2 to 200 troops. They provide wish and need list for those in their group and make sure that no one is forgotten.

A very simple thing to do is just sit down and write a few letters, put them in a large mailing envelope or box and send them. Throw in any paper, pens or envelopes you have left over so they might use them to write letters to their loved ones. I do the same thing with greeting cards. I'm not sure where they would get a birthday card for their child while they are on the battlefield.

Shipping Materials For Making Your Own Boxes

25 #6 12.5x19 KRAFT BUBBLE MAILERS PADDED ENVELOPES #6
25 #6 12.5x19 KRAFT BUBBLE MAILERS PADDED ENVELOPES #6

Use padded envelopes if possible. The packages have a long way to ride and will be handled many times.

 

Get Free Boxes And Labels From The USPS

The Unites States Postal Service provides boxes to be used with their Flat Rate Service. Boxes can be picked up at your local Post Office or they can be ordered online and delivered to your home. Yes, Free Boxes And Labels.

The boxes ordered online come in bulk packs starting with 10 boxes. Just set up a Free account on the USPS web site and select what you need.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE OF BOXES TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE ORDER PAGE.

Items To Put In Care Packages

One of the most request items is wet wipes, especially the small size pack that is easy to carry in a pocket.

They also love hand warmers and something to keep their head warm.

The women appreciate these hair bands and please remember that they can not wear anything bright or flashy.

Little Hotties Hand Warmers 40 Pairs
Little Hotties Hand Warmers 40 Pairs

Split up this pack to help several different people.

 
Assorted All Occasion Greeting Cards 30 Pack
Assorted All Occasion Greeting Cards 30 Pack

Send some cards that they can use to send back home.

 

Hard candies are prefered. Soft candy sometimes melts in transit.

More Ideas For Making Your Own Care Package - Personal Care Products

Items I see often on wish list are: Razors for men and women * Lotion * Shampoo and Conditioner * Hair brushes and Combs * Flip Flops or Shower Shoes

( rubber Flip Flops from the dollar store work fine for the shower )

Goody Easy Styling Brush & Comb Set Model #12688
Goody Easy Styling Brush & Comb Set Model #12688

Brush and comb together or individually add to a nice shower set.

 

Separate bath items from food items so they don't absorb odors.

One Thing Leads To Another

You won't believe how the little things that we disregard and throw away can add up to a wonderful care package or gift box.

A few years ago I helped on a project in my community called Share Your Christmas. The main objective was to host dinner for anyone who needed it and provide gifts for children. I was on the gift wrap committee. While I was working on that, I saw many more opportunities to help. I had so many clothes left over from a huge garage sale, so I made arrangements for a classroom at the church for the day of the dinner. I brought in clothes racks and used their tables to set up what looked like a little store. I gave away all the clothes.

One thing that kept bothering me was, what about the adults, the people in my community who were recommended to attend the dinner by social services. Would they get anything for Christmas? The answer was Yes, if I had anything to do with it. At that point I was on a mission.

I started in my closet looking through my suitcases for all the pretty little soaps and shampoo bottles I had saved from my trips. They would have been souvenirs or handy if I ran out at home, but I started with those as the basis for gift baskets for the ladies. Then I went door to door to all the businesses in town, explained what I was trying to do and asked for things. The things they give out to their customers anyway. I got caps, key chains, t-shirts, pens, note pads, calendars, movie rentals, coupons for ice cream cones and lots more goodies. The grocery store gave me the wrapping paper also.

I gathered and sorted till I could make a little gift baskets for about 125 men and women. With help from my granddaughter and niece and many hours in what I think is the world greatest craft room in (my) world we made packages. Pretty packages.

On Share Your Christmas day, the children and adults all had a gift. This lead me to sending packages to soldiers.

I guess the moral of the story here is,

You don't have to spend a lot of money to put together a box.

You don't have to do it by yourself.

You can do it.

Gathering Gatherers

It's better than gossip. I shared what I had been doing with my family. They are great support , always chipping in anything they can. My project for sending boxes to the military was no different. My mom and step dad were already sending phone cards and boxes to children of people they know.

They are grand parents and great grand parents of my grand kids and nieces I write about in many of my articles. From time to time, my mom will go through the play room and box up things that they had handy for the kids to play with, but never used. I get coloring books, crayons, markers, tablets, word games, puzzles and craft items. Well, that's the short list. Those things are also among some of the things that are on wish list I have read, so I send them.

It never crossed my mind before I read a letter, that sauce from Taco Bell would be missed. Simple things that we take for granted and throw in the trash with our empty hamburger sack would be great for a soldier to stick in his or her pocket to spice up a meal in the field. So here I go again, I put out the word to save those packets for me. When I had a box full, I sent them. Ketchup, mustard, tarter sauce, taco sauce, soy sauce, you name it, any thing that came with take out meals.

I love to fix up small individual packages with the things I save from hotels. For the women I add a few things like hair bands and and tie it all up in a little bag with a bow. For men, I add things like razors and hair combs. They also like the hotel shoe shine cloths to wipe their guns down. I use zip lock bags or cellophane treat bags. When I have extra time, I sew up drawstring bags from fabric. Then all of the small packages go into a box with a letter of thanks to whomever receives it.

Get the picture? You can do that.

Items To Make Pretty Packages

Assorted Colored Cellophane Bags (6 dz)
Assorted Colored Cellophane Bags (6 dz)

Could you put together 72 bags of goodies to say thank you.

 
The Gift Wrap Company 7-Color High Gloss Ribbon Set
The Gift Wrap Company 7-Color High Gloss Ribbon Set

This ribbon is easy to tie off the bags since it will hold a hard knot.

 

Other Things I Have Sent

Christmas Lights and Decorations for different occasions. They would like to have things to fix up there area a little to enjoy on their down time.

I had a whole new reason for untangling a bunch of lights that I probably would have never used again.

The checkered flag banners that we had acquired at sometime went to help spruce up an area where they can watch sports on tv.

Christmas Stockings For Military

This is an example of a stocking that can be personalized if you want to send one to a relative. They are available for all branches of the service.

Send a stocking alone that can be used to decorate with during the holidays or fill it full of goodies.

What I have done is not the story here. I hope to inspire others and provide information and ideas on ways to help.

Vintage Photo From My Family Albums

Vintage Photo From My Family Albums
Vintage Photo From My Family Albums

Military Greeting Cards

If you don't want to do the mailing, check locally for a collection center that is preparing boxes to send. Drop your cards by to add to what they are sending.

Tribute To Roy J. Houston ~ My Step Dad - Thank You For Your Military Service And For Contributing Your Story To My Article

I joined the Texas National Guard in November 1953 and when discharged in 1956 I was a corporal and a radio operator. I was in the 49th armored Division. I joined the Air Force in January of 1957 went to basic training at San Antonio and from there to Biloxi Mississippi for basic electronics and Radar Equipment training.

When I completed training I had 30 days leave and was assigned to West Mesa Air Force Station New Mexico west of Albuquerque New Mexico in the Air Defense Command. I stayed there for 2 Years and then was sent to a radar site at Ajo Arizona. After 6 months I was sent to Puntzie Mountain Air Force Station West of Williams Lake British Columbia in the Pine tree defense command where I stayed for a Year. During that time I was promoted to airman first class. I then transferred to Manassas Air Force Station Virginia in the Air defense Command where I stayed until April of 1964.

I received orders to go to the Philippines and after moving my family back to Texas I went to California and flew out to the Philippines on June 6 1964 I was assigned to 5th tactical Air Force. I was on temporary duty assignments which covered Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan in southeast Asia I was assigned to.

My wife got sick in February of 1965 and I came home on leave. I tried for a reassignment in the states but was turned down. I then asked for a discharge and it was approved on March 11 1965. That is the story of my life in the Guard and in the Air Force.

Send Pre-Made Care Packages Or Gift Baskets Online

There are several care packages online that are called Military Care Packages. Those are great to send.

Other gift boxes and gift baskets not labeled for Military are in reality, just more of the same with a different name.

Health & Personal Care Military Package Deal!
Health & Personal Care Military Package Deal!

A nice pack of personal items would be appreciated.

 

Sgt. Jason Gaskin Talks About The Importance Of Letters - Click the arrow to play video

Soldiers Angles Logo
Soldiers Angles Logo

Have Time To E-Mail A Letter?

The You Tube video is targeted at a local audience, but you can e-mail a letter instead of dropping it off at a dealership.

Go to the Soldiers Angles Facebook page where you can send a letter online.

It will only cost a few minutes of your time.

Click this logo or the link below.

Pearl Harbor And Memorials

When my oldest niece graduated from High School, I was asked to accompany her on a trip to Hawaii.

We visited many sights and I would like to share some of those pictures with you.

An American Hero

Just one of the many heroes, but J.R. Martinez came to my attention on Dancing With The Stars. He was severely wounded in Iraq and has turned his story into a beautiful dance in honor of all the fallen heroes.

I cried through the whole thing when I watched it on t.v. so I was glad to see that the video is on You Tube. I watched it, cried a little more, then posted it to share with you.

As a competitive dancer, I know that behind the scenes, dancers are made up a lot, some you may not recognize in their "good morning" face. I have the highest regard for J.R., with what he has gone through and his attitude for making the best of things.

Watch J.R. Dance

This will make you cry.

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    Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

    This is a wonderful and inspiring article! Thank you.

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    Dusty2 LM 4 years ago

    Very nice lens. Appreciate you writing this lens about sending Care packages to those serving in the Armed Forces who are far from home. You don't know how good it makes the recipient of your Care package feel when they receive it. It is well appreciated. Believe me! Thank You for stopping by my Peach Salsa Recipe lens and giving it a "thumbs up" as I really appreciate it. Peach season will soon be here so hope you will try this recipe. Bon Appetit!

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    geosum 4 years ago

    Great lens. Now if we could only just get our government to support the troops.

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    Camp April 4 years ago

    Sending thanks from a Proud Army Wife for supporting our troops and a great lens

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    PoeticChristian 5 years ago

    Great lens and great information. yes, it is extremely important to let all the soldiers know that they are supported and that people care. Keep up the great work.

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    Debbie 5 years ago from England

    !! Please don't publish this comment!! I'd like to nominate this for a purple star and for LOTD. However, there are some spelling mistakes in the section written by Roy J Houston that need some attention otherwise HQ will just ignore this super lens. Good Luck!

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    Debbie 5 years ago from England

    What a super lens with a fantastic message. ~~Blessed~~

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    E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

    My hat is off to you for supporting our troops! My son is in the number as as a Sailor. Great job!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Excellent lens and it's always nice to see support for our people in uniform.

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    GetSillyProduct 5 years ago

    great lens. All year round it's important to remember our troops, but especially around the holidays. Great personal story on the lens too, love it.

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    PearlHowie 5 years ago

    Fantastic lens - I've had my share of putting care packages together. I try to also add in reading material (we have a lot of free papers about sport in London) and hard toffees with chocolate in the centre because they miss their chocolate. I also send salami - apparently it seems to get there still edible!

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    Srena44 5 years ago

    great lens

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    wcjohnston 5 years ago

    Great Lens, good work

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    lovely lens.

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    DebMartin 5 years ago

    What a lovely lens. So thoughtful.

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    moonlitta 5 years ago

    Generosity is such a wonderful thing!

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    moonlitta 5 years ago

    Generosity is such a wonderful thing!

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    fugeecat lm 5 years ago

    This is a really great lens. I don't send to veterans, but I send things through a program called chemoangels. It's a great program and if you enoy giving to others you should check it out.

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    laurenjane13 5 years ago

    Great lens! Just in time for the Remembrance day or Poppy Day.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    What a great lens, I am surprised that it hasn't been given a purple star

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    Vicki Green 5 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

    A great reminder and resource for those who want to give some support to our service members away from home. Congratulations on LOTD!

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    sousababy 5 years ago

    Congrats on a very well-deserved LotD. You are an excellent writer, by-the-way.

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    bonusprint lm 5 years ago

    Great lens

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    whodiesinthenew 5 years ago

    Great lens! Thank you!

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    miaponzo 5 years ago

    Thank you for making this very very sweet lens!!! Blessed!!! And congrats on the LOTD!!!

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    Odille Rault 5 years ago from Gloucester

    What a great lens! I don't know anyone in the forces, but I didn't know there was a way to send a care package anyway. AnySoldier.com is a wonderful thing, and the fact that there are wish lists - as you say - makes it so easy. Thanks so much for sharing this info, and Congratulations on LOTD - well deserved! :)

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    KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Congratulations on LOTD.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Congrats for the LOTD ! Thanks for sharing your valueable info!

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    Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

    You don't have to be proficient in writing to tell a heartfelt story. This is one of those, and is beautiful all the way through, because it talks of helping those who are fighting for us. Thank you for sharing this, it meant a lot to me. I have a daughter and grandson in Afghanistan right now.

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    sushilkin lm 5 years ago

    Great Lens !! Congrats for the LOTD !!

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    Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

    Thanks for showcasing those who keep us free in America.

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    modernchakra 5 years ago

    I love your honest and giving introduction. Great lens, thank you for taking the time to put together this information. A really simple and wonderful way to support those overseas and at home.

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    Jules Corriere 5 years ago from Jonesborough TN

    AWESOME!! What an OUTSTANDING article with lots of fantastic ideas. My brother served in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Serbia. I sent him several care packages over the years, as did my family. And when we were little, we sent care packages to my dad when he was at war. I wish one day it could be a tradition we could retire. But for now, we continue to send packages.

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    Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

    Thank you for creating a lens about a topic near and dear to my heart. My Dad was a lifer in the Army and I know how much getting mail meant to him. Getting a goody box or care package he was especially thankful for. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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    FreelancinFran 5 years ago

    Fantastic lens. Absolutely fantastic.

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    Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

    What a wonderful lens! Thank you for supporting our troops and for helping to make it easy for others to do the same, and congratulations on your Lens of the Day!

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    NC Shepherd 5 years ago

    I have a daughter in the military, and a son who recently got out. I've sent quite a few care packages over the years. Thanks for sharing the info on this so many more people know how they can sends thanks and appreciation to those overseas.

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    jimcripps 5 years ago

    Great job putting this together, and thanks for sharing!

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    juvinurse 5 years ago

    Gotta love the troops!!! My husband is a Viet Nam Vet.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    This truly is inspiring! I haven't done one of these since high school, but really am inspired to do one soon especially since Christmas is coming very soon!!

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    Delia 5 years ago

    Congratulations on LOTD! What a wonderful lens and great tribute to the military...tomorrow is a day filled with activities for my husband and me, all Veterans projects here in town.

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    patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

    Congratulations for LOTD and thank you for a wonderful lens with important information.

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    mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

    Congratulations on Lens Of The Day. Your making many a service man/woman happy and needed. I'm a Viet-nam vet and very seldom got letters from home. It was just almost impossible to get the mail to the service man/woman as we were never in one place for long. Thanks for your love and care for our Military active duty personnel. It is appreciated.

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    Howpertise 5 years ago

    What a fantastic lens and a fantastic idea! Congrats on LOTD, well deserved if you ask me. Especially this week, as we are celebrating Poppy Day (Remembrance Day) tomorrow in the UK :)

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    AlleyCatLane 5 years ago

    This is such a wonderful lens with so many good suggestions and sources. Congratulations on your LOTD. You also have a blessing from me. God Bless You for the wonderful service you are doing for our troops.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Nicely done and heart felt. Congratulations on LOTD and for bringing to light such a worthwhile cause.

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    Vicki 5 years ago from USA

    Congratulations on LOTD on an awesome lens! Sending care packages to US soldiers is a wonderful way to let them know they aren't being taken for granted and that we appreciate their hard work and their dedication to our country. Your lens has opened my eyes today, and I think I will make some small care packages and include all the hotel toiletries and coffee that I've accumulated for some time that are cluttering my house! Thanks for supporting our troops, and thanks for all the great ideas you have here for creating care packages for our military men and women. God bless you and our troops!! ~Vicki~

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    Pete Schultz 5 years ago

    Congrats on LOTD, quite appropriate coming up on Veteran's Day.

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    JennySui 5 years ago

    A lens on a very good topic! Congrats on LOTD:)

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    badmsm 5 years ago

    Congrats on LOTD for a very worthy topic! We need to always remind our military how much we appreciate their service, especially during the Holidays. Thanks for all the resources to make it easy. Liked & Blessed by a Squid Angel. :)

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    BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

    Congratulations on LOTD! Our church puts together care packages for soldiers, and their list of good stuff to include in the packages is very similar to theirs. I keep forgetting about stuff like ketchup packets to save for those, so thank you for the reminder!!

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    LDWorld 5 years ago

    Great job!! Congrats on LOTD!!

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    kjbranch77 5 years ago

    Great topic. Very important! Congrats on LOTD

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    Dianne Loomos 5 years ago

    The thing we learned when sending care packages to our son in the navy was to send enough to share. They love getting packages! Shop the dollar stores and the outlet stores for unique and fun things. He will be deploying again in 2012 so the care package machine will be gearing up here!

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    Glenn McCarthy 5 years ago

    I have been involved in a similar UK project sending boxes to UK personal and I would like to offer some of my own observations. Many of the things sent were appreciated and some of the things sent were quite simply useless, but the one thing constantly appreciated were âwords of thanks.â

    Itâs not necessary to support the politics which results in troop deployments, but it is very necessary and vitally important that our troop KNOW that we are thinking of them and that we appreciate the sacrifices they make in our name. A short thank you note costs nothing, but means everything.

    Good luck and well done!

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    reflectionhaiku 5 years ago

    We've done this in the past but this year the package will improve tremendously because of the ideas you share with your lens! Thanks and congrats

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    Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Interesting topic and information on helping support the troops. Congrats on LOTD!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    nice one

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    nice one

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    JoshK47 5 years ago

    Just wanted to pop in and say congratulations on your LotD! :)

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    BuddyBink 5 years ago

    A most excellent lens. As a vet I thank you for all your work caring for those who serve.

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    sidther lm 5 years ago

    Congrats on the well deserved LOTD and Thank you so much for writing this!

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    Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

    Congratulations on a great lens, and for highlighting the need to remember our troops who put themselves in harm's way so that we can enjoy freedom and security. May your wonderful lens inspire us all to show our gratitude by sending care packages.

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    agoofyidea 5 years ago

    Congratulations on LOTD! Such an important program. When I worked at Borders customers could buy bags of Seattle's Best coffee and we sent their donation to Soldier's Angels. Perhaps other companies do something similar. Great lens.

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    yano jl 5 years ago

    You're a saint. Not just for what you personally do, but for motivating lazy slugs like me to help! Thank you!

    1 more SquidLike for you!

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    Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

    A great lens for getting others motivated. Nicely done

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    staymor 5 years ago

    Great cause and great lens.

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    chrismarklee 5 years ago

    Congratulations. I second that

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    Barbara 5 years ago from USA

    Great lens! Beautiful sentiment and truly giving. Will pass this on to as many people I can get to read it. Good luck with the lens, the gift boxes and our military forces.

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    hamshi5433 5 years ago

    Clap Clap Clap Congratulation! :)

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    emmaklarkins 5 years ago

    Woo! I already liked this! I'm ahead of the crowd :)

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    MyFairLadyah2 5 years ago

    Great Lens - Just in time for Veteran's Day too! Congrats on LOTD.

    I'm sure this lens will inspire others to send military care packages with lots of special goodies.

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    Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

    Totally amazing! Congrats on LOTD!

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    Gayle 5 years ago from McLaughlin

    You have created an awesome, inspiring article on ways to acknowledge, bless, thank and help our military heroes. Congrats on LOTD!

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    Congratulations on LotD. Its awesome to see this lens get recognition. If I could bless it again I would, because its so important to support our troops. Thanks once a gain for creating this!

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    lilymom24 5 years ago

    Congratulations on LOTD~it is very well deserved and a great cause to bring attention to.

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    pawpaw911 5 years ago

    Congratulations on LOTD. Very well done. Much deserved. And such a great cause.

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    MyDestination 5 years ago

    Really nice lens! Thanks for supporting the troops

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    JoshK47 5 years ago

    Wonderful lens! Blessed!

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    Sandy Mertens 5 years ago from Frozen Tundra

    Blessed! Please add this to the non-Zazzle plexo on my Zazzle and Blessings for November 2011 lens.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    very nice lens, keep looking for ways to make it better and I'm sure before long, you'll have a purple star award. Really glad I read this tonight, earned a 'thumbs up' from this reader.

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    emmaklarkins 5 years ago

    This is so touching! You have such a big heart :)

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    KidsOverKancer 5 years ago

    Thanks for supporting the Troops! I've adopted 4 soldiers in the past year through an adopt a soldier program. It's amazing how basic all the things they want are. We speak everyday through IM and webcam and we both eat honey nut cheerios together. (The boxes that I send them.) They take pictures of them using/eating everything I give them. Makes me feel awesome.

    Check out my lens! It's creating childhood cancer awareness. You'd be surprised about all the facts and statistics! :)

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    pawpaw911 5 years ago

    Thanks for including a couple of my lenses. I will get this linked to mine in the morning. We could use more like this one. Veterans day is just days away. Thanks for taking the time to do this lens. Well done.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I've been enjoying watching J.R., nice to see that video here. - You have put heart and soul into this. I added a couple of military lenses to your list. I will be adding this a featured lens on both of them. Thank you so much for supporting our troops. ~ Blessed!

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    Tagsforkids 5 years ago

    Thanks for supporting the troops!