How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 225,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2016?

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 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.

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8/21/2016

We're getting closer, but we still need $67,000 to reach our 2016 fundraising target!

Although the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas is an all-volunteer nonprofit (no paid staff) and we receive much in the way of product donations, we still have to pay postage for each box, plus our standard warehouse expenses.

As the summer heat drags on and the kids back home are going back to school, this is the time of year when a care package can boost a solider's morale. The postage cost for each packing session totals close to $3,750 and we usually have two sessions on a packing day, so that really adds up.

Some of our fantastic financial supporters for 2016 include Delta Air Lines, Rock & Brews / KISS, Citi, Levi Straus, Allstate, Pinnacle, Wells Fargo, Carrollton Women's Club, Texas Super Glow Hot Air Balloon event at the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Jones Day law firm, and many more.

So if you, your organization, or business are looking for a way to support our military members deployed in Iraq, Afghanistan and other remote areas, we would gladly welcome your financial donations.  In order to meet our target, we hope to receive another $67,000 in the last half of 2016.

Care Packages for National Guard troops deployed overseas

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are proud to send care packages to National Guard troops serving overseas, including members of the 36th Infantry Division of the Texas Army National Guard, who are currently deployed to Afghanistan.  Below is Kid Rock's powerful 'Warrior' tribute song.

8/17/2016

American Soldier in Iraq: "Wow, that is great news!"

U.S. Soldier in Iraq upon being notified that care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are on their way: "Wow, that is great news!  I am sure that all items will be loved by all the soldiers here ... This is some great news, and I am really excited. Thank you so much!"    
Video above is a wonderful U.S. Navy Band rendition of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song".

8/12/2016

August 2016 - Military Care Package Wish Lists & Activity Notes

As the hottest days of summer are upon the troops in the Mideast and Afghanistan, below is a fun 'Frozen' video clip, with an enthusiastic response from some young Marines. Even small gestures, like an item or two from a care package, can brighten the long days for troops deployed overseas.


Below are some notes on our summer/fall activities, wish lists, and some ideas on how you might be able to help us send care packages to U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas.  We have mailed about 2,250 care packages so far in 2016.

1) Financial donations - We are about $75,000 short of our fundraising target for 2016.  We are so thankful for our great supporters for donating about $65,000 through early August, but funding is always our greatest need.  We do have to pay the postage costs on every box we mail.

2) Windows 7 laptops - We could use two laptops for our online postage and admin needs.  We have four laptops, but two (one is an old Vista) are barely working.

3) Product donations - We welcome any company or group who can organize a collection drive for the troops. We seem to always be in need of toiletries, snacks, foods, and other care package items.

Companies and groups this year who have already donated goods via collection drives include Nosco, Bank of America - Plano, Allstate, ITT Tech Institute, Indian Creek Elementary School, Downing Middle School, Levi Strauss, Oxford Grand Community, International Facilities Mgt Association, Chicago Title, Colleyville Heritage High School Cheerleaders, Highland Park High School Girls Track Team, National Charity League, Northern Tool, etc.

4) Product Wish List - Some of our most needed items currently are:
* Coffee & Powdered Creamer

8/09/2016

Care Packages "Boost Morale" of U.S. Soldiers!

Here are three notes we received from two soldiers and a Chaplain - they show how important care packages are to their morale.

Soldier in Iraq (Fort Hood Ordnance Company):
"My time on (undisclosed) has come to a close, I can’t say that I will miss the ‘wonderful’ chow or the fact that I had to sleep on a cot!  I will also not miss the fact that the MCX (PX, store) was closed for several days in a row and now has reduced hours until they can get operations back on their feet.  The care packages have gone a long way in filling the gap with providing Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines here with comforts of home and needed hygiene items.  ... Everything has been appreciated to an extent that most people cannot imagine, Thank You, once again for all the support, time and efforts you have put forth!"

Soldier in Iraq (101st Airborne):
"You all are amazing.  Thanks for everything."

Chaplain in Romania:
"You guys are the best!  The next rotation of about 400 Troops has arrived in my area.  This will be a huge blessing and boost in morale!"

If you are looking for an opportunity to send some encouragement and support to American troops overseas, we would be very grateful for any financial support. Or, you can support our troops with items that are often hard for them to find (shampoo, microwavable meals, razors, foot powder, powdered drink mix, room air fresheners, body wash, baby wipes, socks, basic toiletries, snacks, etc.) You can send requested items to us to be included in the care packages, donate funds through the Click and Pledge link at the top of the page or send checks made payable to: Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011.

8/07/2016

Care Package Packing Party For the US Troops - August 6, 2016

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas along with some great volunteers from Authentix, Lowes, Pepsico - Frito Lay, Ridgemont Commercial Construction, Squadron, Kroger, Highland Park's HP4Troops club and Delta Air Lines packed over 450 care packages on Saturday, August 6.  In addition, we had some of our regular volunteers from Citibank, JCPenney, Wells Fargo Bank, Verizon as well as other hard working volunteers. The boxes, totaling $7500 in postage costs, are on their way to U.S. Military troops stationed overseas. The care packages were packed with toiletries, snacks, microwavable meals, notes from supporters, plus items received from Northern Tool, Texas Pete, Stanley Black & Decker (DeWalt) and Big Game Sports. Also, included were some Hawaiian shirts, grass-skirts and other items to go along with the Hawaiian luau theme. Stay tuned for pictures of the troops decked out in the shirts and skirts! 

Volunteers packing boxes during the morning packing party.

Volunteers busy working at afternoon care package package party.
(Additional photos can be seen on our 'archives' websiteWeebly)
We greatly appreciate the support of all the individuals, organizations and businesses who help us ship care packages to American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving overseas.

8/05/2016

Donate a Portion of your Kroger Purchases to help send Care Packages to Troops!

We would be most grateful if our military care package supporters would sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program, and designate us as your nonprofit.  It's free and won't add anything to your grocery total. When your Kroger Plus card is scanned by the cashier, Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchases to one nonprofit of your choosing.

For previous Community Rewards supporters, you have to renew your participation in the Kroger program once a year.

Registration for 2016 - 2017 opened on 8/1/2016 and covers purchases until August 2017.

Sign up online at Kroger Community Rewards. You can search alphabetically for the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, or use our Kroger charity number - 84250.

If you are a new online customer, click on CREATE AN ACCOUNT to register.

To sign up, you will need to enter your zip code, click on favorite store, enter your email address, and create a password.  Once you are done entering your information, you will get an email asking for your confirmation.

Already have an account?   Log in and update or confirm your information.
Once you are in the system, you designate us by name or by our organization number - 84250.
Thank you for your support of the troops!