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 2017?

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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6/28/2017

Texas Pete comes through again with Hot Sauce for the Troops!

Hot sauce is a big hit with our U.S. Military Troops overseas. And the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas have been fortunate to have received some fantastic donations of hot sauces from Texas Pete over the years.

In June, we not only received some great donations of the original Texas Pete Hot Sauce, but also some CHA! by Texas Pete, with an intense sriracha flavor.  Thank you Texas Pete!
Texas Pete CHA! (sriracha) and Original Hot Sauce packets.
We will gladly include these Texas Pete hot sauces in our care packages going to Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines in Iraq, Afghanistan and other remote posts. These hot sauces do wonders for 'enhancing' the flavors of MRE's and many other foods at remote bases.
So thankful to include Texas Pete Hot Sauce in our care packages!

6/27/2017

Thank You JCPenney Finance Dept. for Your Donation.

The JCPenney Finance Dept. held a collection drive at their June Quarterly meeting to collect items for the troops deployed overseas. The items donated included deodorant, baby wipes, shampoo, body wash, pop-tarts, granola bars, peanut butter and jelly. We'll add these items to the care packages that will be shipped in August. The troops will be excited to receive the boxes with these items from home. And, it's sure to bring a smile to their faces to know the people back home haven't forgotten them. 
Items collected by the JCPenney Finance Dept.
If you, or your company, would like to support our American military troops overseas, 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.

6/26/2017

Big Thanks to Squadron for supporting our Military Troops!

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas would like to thank Squadron for the many ways it has supported our efforts to send care packages to American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas.

At Squadron's June EagleQuest XXVI modeling event in Grapevine, TX, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas were honored to receive the funds from a special raffle.  Peggy and Holly, from our nonprofit, attended and had fun meeting many wonderful guests and Squadron employees.  Thank you Gwynne, Tom, Tiffinie and everyone involved!

In addition to the raffle proceeds, several modeling enthusiasts generously donated funds for our care package mission.  We greatly appreciate the support.

Squadron also donated a big load of used toner cartridges in June, which we will recycle for additional funds.

With Squadron donating model kits/modeling books for our care packages, and Squadron volunteers helping out with our other events, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are very appreciative of all the support from Squadron.  Thanks!

Check out Squadron's website for a great selection of car, airplane, ship, military and sci-fi model kits.

6/25/2017

Wine Tasting Fundraiser to Support the Troops!

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas give a big thanks to the 36 supporters who attended the Wine Tasting Fundraiser on June 24, 2017.  The event was a huge success and fun was had by all. Tom Rowe, owner of “Wine With (an) Appeal”, which is located in Lewisville, was the presenter of the educational evening. 

Tom was so entertaining and knowledgeable about wines and happily answered everyone's questions.  In addition to the wine tasting, door prizes and food, there were Raflle and Silent Auction items the supporters were able to bid on.

We collected $1,850, which will go towards mailing our care packages to deployed military troops overseas.  Additional photos can be seen in a photo gallery on our Weebly 'archives' website.
Cindy, one of our Angels, gave a brief talk about the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas.

Tom explaining what to look for in a wine.

The guests were very interested in what Tom had to say about the wines.


















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.

6/23/2017

Great first half - $90,000 more needed in 2017 for our care package efforts!

As we approach the halfway point of 2017, we are so very thankful for the $60,000 that has been generously donated YTD!  Looking ahead, we are seeking an additional $90,000 for the second half of the year.  We have no guaranteed financial commitments for that period, so we definitely could use your support.

Our yearly fundraising goal is $150,000.  If you, your business, foundation or organization can help with a mid-year donation for our military care package cause, we would be most grateful.
Every care package box we send to U.S. Troops deployed overseas incurs USPS postage costs. Postage costs amount to about 50% of our $150,000 annual budget.  Purchases of care package goods, supplies, rent and utilities account for almost all the remainder of the budget.

We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, have no paid staff, and have over 100 volunteers in the Dallas - Fort Worth, TX metroplex.

We are non-political, and send care packages annually to an estimated 12,000 to 15,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen deployed at remote locations ... with an emphasis on Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa, Mideast and Eastern Europe.

With the help of our great supporters, we anticipate shipping 3,500+ care packages in 2017.

If you are looking for a way to assist our American Troops overseas, we would greatly appreciate your financial donation.  Checks can be sent to Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, P.O. Box 116691, Carrollton, TX 75011.  Online donations (with online receipt) can be made via our Click and Pledge account.  Thanks!

6/22/2017

Short glimpse of military life in a remote area of Afghanistan

This recent U.S. Central Command video is a reminder of the tough living conditions many U.S. Troops face while deployed at remote locations overseas.  This video shows the austere environment of our American military members in Helmand province, Afghanistan.  The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas do send care packages to Helmand province.

6/19/2017

Big thanks to Will O'Brien and his fellow Scouts for a fantastic new floor!

Thank you Will O'Brien and the Scouts!  The Airborne Angel Cadets now have a brand new floor in the heavy-lifting side of our facility.  Our volunteers have struggled enormously to push heavy USPS postal carts (loaded with care packages) and our pallet jack over a carpeted floor.  But thanks to some hard working Scouts, that problem is now solved!  With a great amount of effort, the old flooring, nails and glue were removed, and replaced with a new hard-surface flooring for easier movement of our care package goods.

Will O'Brien completed his Eagle Project for earning his Eagle Scout Award.  He was assisted by fellow Scouts from Troop 285 in Plano and family members.  He was inspired to serve the military through his Eagle project, by his Grandfather who had served in the United States Naval Reserves for 27 years as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

"I wanted my Eagle Project to have meaning.  I wanted it to be something I could be proud of".  Will plans to study Aeronautical Engineering in college.
Beautiful brand new flooring will be a huge help in moving goods around.