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Care Package Contents
Here are some of the specific items that our soldiers and marines ask for:
The contents of each care package, including shipping, cost approximately $95.00.
Each care package is custom-prepared at the request of the soldier/marine in the field.
International phone calling cards (The #1 item requested. We enclose a card of 300 minutes and ask them to share with their unit.)
- Jerky of all sorts; the 2nd most-requested item. Good to put in their packs while on patrol.
- Snacks of all sorts, including these favorites: Chewing Gum, Hard Candy, Cookies, Trail Mix Bars, Protein Bars.
- Wet Ones/handy wipes (individually and in packages)
- Hand Sanitizer
- Batteries (AA, AAA, C or D)
- Soap/body wash deodorant
- Instant warmer (hand and foot warmer) in the winter
- Small red, green or blue lens LED lights (the tiny ones the size of a quarter)
- Small compasses
- DVD Movies/board games/books, and magazines
- Moisturizer/Sun Block
- Feminine hygiene (not much reaches the Forward Operating Bases)
- Toys and school supplies for the children
- [Anything else individually requested.]
- Letters of encouragement and thanks.
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