1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff, 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.
The largest expense of our all-volunteer nonprofit is our USPS postage costs. We do not have free military transport for our care packages. In January alone this year, our postage costs were over $7,000. If you are looking for an opportunity to support our U.S. military troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and other remote areas overseas with care packages, we would greatly appreciate your financial support. Thanks.
|These bags of candy will bring a "taste" of home to the U.S. Troops deployed overseas.|
From the Wall Street Journal, May 3, 2016:
"It is a combat death, of course,” (U.S. Sec'y of Defense Ash Carter) said. “And a very sad loss.”
In testimony to the U.S. Senate last week, the defense secretary affirmed that American troops were in combat, despite the White House’s emphasis on their advise-and-assist capacity. “I think we need to say that clearly,” he said.
A U.S. service member helping Kurdish fighters near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul was killed during an attack by Islamic State forces on Tuesday, underscoring the risks U.S. forces face even as they seek to limit their military involvement in the country.
(The Obama Administration) describes the deployment in Iraq as an 'advise-and-assist' mission. But Tuesday’s incident highlighted how even that strategy entails a significant level of danger for American troops.
In March of this year, a U.S. Marine was killed, and 8 others wounded, by a rocket attack in Iraq.
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue to ship care packages to our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving in remote areas overseas.
Our all-volunteer nonprofit, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, sends care packages year round to American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving in our Armed Forces overseas. If you are able to organize such a charitable race or walk, and are looking for a worthy beneficiary, we would be grateful for your support of our U.S. military troops overseas.
Imagine being out in the middle of nowhere and needing toothpaste or new socks. That happens every day to American men and women serving abroad in harm’s way. Joycelyn S., an ABO Operations Support team member at the Irving campus volunteers with Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, a nonprofit that ships care packages to troops in remote areas overseas.
Donated goods and financial support enable Joycelyn and her fellow volunteers to hold packing parties every six to eight weeks. “We ship about 2,700 care packages to 12,000 troops every year,” she said. Items regularly shipped include body wash, lip balm, twin sheets, phone cards, batteries, nuts, peanut butter, coffee and beef jerky. “We’ve also sent power drills and microwaves,” said Joycelyn.
Joycelyn prepares the shipping labels and makes sure information is correct for Customs. She has been involved with Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas for eight years and volunteers 10 hours a month. The organization, which has no paid staff, was founded in 2005 when a flight attendant met a young soldier on his way to Iraq. Hearing the soldier’s family did not have the resources to send him care packages made a strong impact on the flight attendant.