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.
--- WE ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW WAREHOUSE SPACE ---
We can no longer accept goods at our Irving warehouse after November 20, 2014.
We can receive mail at P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011-6691.

We have moved our goods to temporary storage while we look for a new home. If you have ideas on a possible donated warehouse space for us, we would be grateful for your assistance.
We are very flexible, but our general wish list would be:
Space: About 2,500+ sft. Location: North Dallas and nearby suburbs. A/C-Heating in a portion of the space is very helpful.
Our email: support@airborneangelcadets.com

11/20/2014

2014 Christmas Packing Party for Troops Recap

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas held our Christmas care package packing party on November 19, 2014.  Our Dallas - Fort Worth area volunteers packed about 600 cartons (postage costs over $10,000) for American military troops in Afghanistan, Africa, Iraq and the Middle East. We had some wonderful new volunteers from the Henry Holmes Breakfast Club in Irving, The Marketing Arm, Capital One and other hard working first timers.  In all we had about 50 dedicated volunteers work well into the night to get these Christmas care packages mailed out to thousands of U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas.  Many thanks to all who assisted with volunteer effort, product donations and financial donations.

As the new warehouse management needs to utilize our space, we will vacate our space immediately after the packing party on November 19.  We have put our inventory in storage, and are actively seeking a new home.  We would be grateful for anyone who has information on possible new donated warehouse space for our all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

11/17/2014

Help us find new donated office-warehouse space

We have just been notified that we will have to move out of our donated warehouse space in Irving, TX in the coming weeks.  The warehouse owner is restructuring their operations and our space will no longer be available. (Our Christmas goods packing party on November 19 will go on as scheduled.)

Do you know of any free office / warehouse space that can be donated to our military mission of shipping care packages to American troops?

We have been fortunate to have had some generous companies donate office / warehouse space over the years. Together with our all-volunteer manpower, the donated space has enabled us to keep financial donations focused on our care package shipments.

Some considerations of our situation (all of which are flexible):

MOVE DATE:  ASAP
SPACE : We currently have about 2,000-sft, plus about 25 pallets stored on industrial shelving in another area. We use a commons area for our occasional packing parties.

LOCATION: Addison, Carrollton, Irving, Plano, Farmers Branch, Coppell, Lewisville, far north Dallas, Grapevine would be ideal areas.

CLIMATE CONTROL: 24/7 A/C-Heating would be great (frozen capability is not needed), but will consider any options.

If you have any ideas on a possible new home for our nonprofit, please contact us at support@airborneangelcadets.com.  Thanks.
Partial view of our current space in Irving, Texas

11/16/2014

Plano, Texas Church Donates Stockings for Troops!

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas wish to thank the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Plano, TX) and Haute Decor (Allen, TX) who donated over a 100 great stockings for us to include in our Christmas care packages.  The stockings were packed with many great products for our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas during the Christmas holiday season.  Our own Dallas - Fort Worth area volunteers will be mailing out most of our Christmas packages prior to Thanksgiving Day.

We also greatly appreciate the personal notes to our military service members from the church. We thank Haute Decor and all the church members who volunteered on this project. 
Church volunteers pack stockings for military troops

11/13/2014

Soldiers receiving our care packages in Afghanistan - Nov 2014

Below are some photos and a note from some Soldiers from Fort Hood who have recently received care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas.  They have been stationed in remote areas of Afghanistan and were happy to receive some toiletries, food, and other care package donations.

"Thank you very much the guys here were happy to receive it and some haven't got any mail for weeks.  So they were thankful.  Again thank you for really being angels for us during our tour here in Afghan.  We do appreciate the hard work and dedication you put in making and collecting the gift you give us."
Photos of U.S. military troops with care packages
U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan displaying our care packages
American troops opening care packages.
Fort Hood Soldiers opening care packages in Afghanistan

11/11/2014

Thanks to all U.S. Military Service Members Past and Present

On Veterans Day, we especially express our thanks and gratitude to all who have served to protect the U.S.A.!   The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas will continue to support our military service members in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines who serve our great country.

We continue to send care packages to our troops in Afghanistan, who will remain in country until the end of 2016, and possibly longer.  We have recently communicated with several large units that are just now arriving in Afghanistan for deployment well into 2015.

We have also contacted some of the newly arriving military troops in west Africa (Ebola mission) and Iraq, and we plan to start sending them care packages in the coming weeks.  It's been reported that several thousand American troops will be deployed to both west Africa and Iraq in the coming months.

Army contact in Iraq:
"we have quite a few who are living a harder life.  We also have some troopers who don't have access to 'good' homecooked food.  ... I can say this, we have no PX facilities in Iraq, yet."

Army contact going to west Africa (Ebola):
"We are looking forward to any type of care packages, as where we will be living there is currently nothing!"

Army contact going to west Africa (Ebola):
"Care packages would be greatly appreciated as there is no AAFES and Soldiers are not able to shop on the local economy."