Show how much you care! Drop off letters, cards and personal care items for our military men & women through April 30.
Letters are consistently the most requested item by soldiers. Letters mean a lot to them, and a meaningful letter can have a huge impact on a soldier’s day. We can never have enough letters available to send. One of the best things you can do is write some letters yourself, and collect letters from others. If you send us 5 letters, that makes a big difference to 5 soldiers. You can send us via email or mail.
How do I write a letter?
The first step is addressing the letter. Please address the letter to a generic soldier. This can be “Any Soldier”, “Any Hero”, “United States Soldier”, “Hero”, “Any Troop” or any similar term you would like to use. Your letter can be any length but we ask you make it at least 2 paragraphs. You can talk about anything, as long as it is positive. Troops like to hear about you and what you are interested in. Talk to them about sports, music, or whatever you like to talk about. Give them a sense of home and familiarity for a few minutes. Tell them that you are hoping for a safe return home, and anything similar you would like to say. If you would like to potentially receive a response, then be sure to include your contact information, preferably an email address. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please see the sample letter below if you are not sure what to say.
Current Goods List
Hygiene Products: Soap, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Shower Caps, Razors, Etc. Soldiers always request Hygiene Products. We send packages to male and female soldiers so female goods help too!
Entertainment items: CD’s, DVD’s, Books, Magazines, Video games, etc.
Clothing: Socks and T-Shirts are requested all the time. Socks and T-Shirts must be new. Green and Tan Socks and Shirts are the most requested.
Cleaning Products: Baby Wipes, Cleaning Wipes, Laundry Items
Miscellaneous: Sunscreen, lip balm, tape, eye drops, mild pain reliever, vitamins, lotion, air freshener (no candles), Q-tips, shampoo, face wash, hand sanitizer, mouthwash, cough drops, Cold/Flu medicine (Dayquil, Nyquil) and deodorant (mens and womens).
The MOST requested items are: Socks, T-Shirts, Baby Wipes, Hygiene Products.
We are hoping to send things that boost morale and brighten their days. Imagine being overseas for months in terrible conditions, stressed and tired -and a box comes with some beef jerky, a Sports Illustrated magazine, a new toothbrushes and toothpaste. This would surely brighten your day! That’s our goal.