How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 250,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2014?

1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff and donated warehouse space, we strive to maximize the use of donations. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, so your gifts are tax deductible. We accept checks to Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011. You can donate via our mobile website - m.airborneangelcadets.com, or via credit card through our Click and Pledge account.

2) Donate Goods - Our all-volunteer charity is based in the Dallas area, but receives product donations from across the USA for care packages for our Soldiers and Troops overseas. We kindly request that you contact us at support@airborneangelcadets.com before sending any care package goods.

10/20/2014

Thanks JCPenney employees for your care package donations!

The patriotic supporters of JCPenney's HQ in Plano held a fun collection event at their local Plano Kroger store and donated a portion of their collections for care packages to U.S. military personnel serving overseas.  The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are proud to have received the donations and will ship these toiletries, foods, snacks and other items to American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Afghanistan, Mideast and other overseas bases.

We thank JCPenney employees for repeatedly helping us at volunteer events and with financial and product donations!  We recently received some great Christmas care package donations from JCPenney in New York.  And thank you Kroger for your continued support of the military!
Smiling JCPenney volunteers at Kroger collection event in Plano, TX
Katie (Kroger) and Nancy (Airborne Angel Cadets) with some of the care package donations from JCPenney volunteers.

10/19/2014

One of the best care packages he has EVER received

Our October care packages are still arriving in Afghanistan, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Below are some great replies from U.S. Soldiers who have received care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. As we prepare to ship our Christmas care packages, we welcome financial and product donations from across the USA, and continued support from our Dallas - Fort Worth area volunteers.

I can’t tell you how many compliments I have received on those care packages you sent us. Thankfully, they just arrived and got here in one piece. One of our NCOs said it is one of the best care packages he has EVER received, and this is not his first deployment!

Thank you again for your continued support, it means the world.  All the guys are smiling when we give them one of your packages. We got the Halloween decorations today too! That was really exciting. We hung up the lights and other decorations.

Afghanistan
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YES - our Soldiers were excited to get the items.  You have a wonderful organization and I really appreciate all that you do for our Soldiers.

Africa
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... when we opened YOUR box, it was decorated with colored paper inside with hearts, candy and personal drawings......... it hit our hearts. THAT BOX is the epitome of what a care package is, simple, basic but stuffed with more "Care" than goody's. Nothing better describes how we felt when we received your care package.
 

I know it is more than just boxing up things to ship. You all took time away from your own Families and other daily tasks to give to us. Again. It gives us more drive to see that we have that support from other people just like us, at home.
Again, one more Deeply Sincere, Thank You!
From the entire Medical Section (Afghanistan)

10/17/2014

U.S. Soldiers in Africa receive October 2014 care packages.

We just received some great photos from U.S. troops in Africa who have received some of our soldiers care packages.  To all the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas financial - product donors and Dallas area volunteers who have made these shipments possible, you can see the smiles of the men and women in our military overseas who appreciate these care packages.

The care packages included snacks, foods, toiletries, hygiene items, clothing, fun stuff, and assorted other items. We also included personal messages of support and appreciation for their hard work and sacrifices!

"WOW!  Thank you so much for the items that you have sent to my Soldiers! ... (you) have been a blessing to us and we appreciate all that you do for us."
Happy Army Soldier in Africa holding up blanket and toiletries.
Soldier sorting through care package donations.
Big smile on American Soldier with care package items.

10/15/2014

October 2014 Soldiers Care Packages arriving in Afghanistan

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas received the response below from Soldiers in Afghanistan who are enjoying care packages from our October, 2014 packing party.  These Soldiers are based out of Georgia, where we have many supporters of our nonprofit from Delta Air Lines.  Our Dallas - Fort Worth area volunteers were able to pack these care packages with snacks, foods, toiletries, blankets, wipes, clothing, and many personal messages from home.

We are thankful for the service of these Soldiers in Afghanistan. And we are glad the care packages were well received. 

... You and your people were more than generous.  It took my staff and I a while to separate and distribute all of the items that you sent.  All of my soldiers asked me to express their gratitude to you and your people.  I wish that I could personally thank them all.  There were so many items that we were able to share with other units that are assigned to our Battalion.  

Due to our mission requirements, I was not able to assemble the entire unit for a picture, but I am attaching some pictures of my staff and I with some of the packages.  I don't know how to express how greatful my soldiers and I are for your generosity.  Thank you seems to be so inadequate.  It is people like all of you who never let us forget why we serve.  Thank you so very much for your kindness to my soldiers and I.  God bless you and your people and God bless the United States of America.
Respectfully,  First Sergeant
Soldiers in Afghanistan smiling with our care packages.

10/13/2014

Big thanks for 2014 Hunt Cares donation!

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas would like to thank the four Hunt Consolidated employees who made wonderful financial donations via their 2014 Hunt Cares Campaign!  Their individual gifts were generously matched 100% by Hunt Consolidated.  The funds were processed via the Communities Foundation of Texas, which also sponsors the North Texas Giving Day.

We are proud to have received the support from Hunt Consolidated and it's employees in the Dallas area. Our all-volunteer nonprofit will use the funds to ship care packages to U.S. military troops serving overseas in Afghanistan, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Mideast.  We send care packages to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines from all 50 States.

Financial donations for postage costs (we pay the USPS to ship our care packages) are always our biggest need, so we greatly appreciate the generous donations from the Hunt Cares Campaign. Thanks!