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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3/25/2017

Fantastic Packing Party Today for our Military Troops Overseas

About 660 care package boxes were packed today for our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines deployed overseas.  Most of the care packages are going to American Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas had a large group of our own hard working volunteers preparing for weeks in advance for the packing party.  So we were glad to have the help of some amazing guest volunteers from Highland Park High School's HP4Troops Club, the National Charity League - Preston Bluebonnet Chapter, and The Hockaday School.

And a special thanks to Matt, a recent recipient of our care packages while stationed in Afghanistan, who has now returned to Fort Hood and helped us enormously today.

We would like to thank all the individuals, businesses and organizations who have donated funds and products to help all-volunteer nonprofit mail out these care packages.  A special thanks to the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plain for the thousands of cookies, and to PepsiCo for a big donation of snacks and Gatorade powder.  And as always, we thank the troops who serve and protect us overseas!

Below is a video of our packing party, plus some photos.  The donations on the tables are constantly being restocked, and we had both a morning and afternoon session. so no single photo can convey the amount of goods packed.  But the goods should be shared by a few thousand troops.

Additional packing party photos can be seen on our Weebly Archives website.


Hard working volunteers packing Girl Scout cookies.
Smiling Highland Park HS student adding her personal touch to a care package.
The great volunteers in the taping & loading section had the toughest job today.
Additional packing party photos can be seen on our Weebly Archives website.

$100,000 Needed to Reach Our 2017 Fundraising Target!!

We are extremely thankful for our many generous donors who have raised over $47,000 in the first three months. We are on a good fundraising pace, but still need to raise about $100,000 in additional financial donations to reach our fundraising goal of $150,000 for 2017.

Some of our fantastic financial supporters for 2017 include Delta Air Lines, Citi, Wells Fargo, Carrollton Women's Club, VFW Post 5074 and many more.

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 for postage on each box, and for standard warehouse expenses. This weekend, we'll spend over $10,000 in postage for our Girl Scout Cookie packing party alone!

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. You can 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.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are proud to serve our troops overseas.

3/23/2017

"You did things you didn't have to do to grant us access to things we didn't have"

Many American troops in Eastern Europe (Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, etc.) spend weeks and months at a time away from the comforts and amenities of established U.S. bases in Germany, Romania, Italy, etc. These U.S. Troops constantly rotate in and out of the area along the Russian border, often cooperating with NATO allies on various field training exercises to build a stronger multi-national military force.

These U.S. Soldiers don't always have access to lots of our care package items, or USO's or traditional American base amenities, so we are glad to be able to include them among our care package recipients.

Below are portions of an email just received by the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas from one of our great Army Chaplain contacts in Eastern Europe:

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

There is so much that comes to mind when I think of all the support we have received and all of the love we've been shown.  We have been absolutely blown away by the countless words of encouragement and numerous items sent our way.

Our battalion's morale has been increased because of your selflessness, your heart for Soldiers, and your heart for our country. You did things you didn't have to do to grant us access to things we didn't have.  For all you have done I offer our sincerest thank you and my personal commitment to complete the task that lies ahead.

You are a most needed blessing and an answered prayer for us and I pray God's continued Grace, Mercy, Favor, Peace, Protection, Love, and Success to you.

3/19/2017

Market Street Collection Drive for the Troops!

The National Charity League (NCL) and the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas held a collection drive on Saturday, October 18, 2017 at Market Street (Plano, TX) to support our military troops. A special thanks goes to Market Street Plano and all the other volunteers who helped out; we are very thankful for your support. Plus, we can't forget get to thank the wonderful patrons of Market Street that were so generous with their donations ... over 40 large boxes, and many generous financial donations, were collected.

The donations of toiletries, snacks and food items will be included in our care packages for U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed overseas.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT goes to Rita, Olivia, Jama, Rachel, Jennifer, Lizzie, Melissa, Natalie, Katherine, Kendall, and the guy helpers, Spencer and Christian, who came out for the afternoon shift!  Angels, Peggy and Lydia, helped with the logistics for the day.

Below are some photos of our great volunteers!  Additional photos are on our Weebly website.
Some of the NCL Volunteers.
We asked the Market Street customers to help fill the basket with
 items for the troops - and they did, many times over!
NCL Volunteers with the boxes of items collected at the Market Street collections drive.
The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are happy to support our troops overseas. There are many ways you can help; 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.

3/18/2017

Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen - Care package comments

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas continue to send care packages to our U.S. military troops deployed in remote areas overseas in 2017.  Below are some recent comments expressing gratitude for the care packages recently received.

We thank all our volunteers and supporters for enabling us to send these care packages.  And we thank all our hard working troops for their service overseas!

Mideast:
We appreciated all the support you guys gave us, it made life here much easier!


Iraq:
I would like to start out by saying thank you to you and your team of extraordinary individuals. Everything that you do is not unforeseen or forgotten. Never forget that! Sincerely from me and the Marines and Sailors forward deployed Thank You!


Mideast:
First off, thank you.  ... showed me all the packages and I was blown away. This is deployment 3 for me and I have never seen that level of kindness before.


Afghanistan:
Thanks for all your support!  We are still handing out the remaining boxes from last time and we have absolutely enjoyed them.  Thanks for all the great hygiene products!!   All the boxes are handpacked too and that goes a long way in lifting Soldier's morale.  We have appreciated these boxes from TX!

Thank you Girl Scouts of TX Oklahoma Plains for the big cookie donation!

Thank you!  The Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains generously donated about 4,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. The cookies were picked up in Fort Worth, TX this week.

Most of the cookies will be shipped out in care packages during the last week of March.  A large portion of these March care packages will be mailed to American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines deployed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Eastern Europe and other areas of the Mideast.  The cookies will be packed together with Gatorade, various Frito Lay snacks, WinStar Casino playing cards, and other assorted items.

We are very thankful for the many years of support from the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, and from the Girl Scouts across the Dallas - Fort Worth area.

If any organization or business has surplus, closeout items, or other items suitable for care packages for our military troops overseas, we would welcome the chance to discuss product (or financial) donations.

3/16/2017

VFW Post 5074 in Roanoke, TX Donates Funds to the Troops!

VFW Post 5074 in Roanoke, TX donated $500 to help us continue to send care packages to military members deployed overseas. Individual members of the post also donated funds on their own. The funding for postage costs is our greatest need, so we greatly appreciate the financial donations from VFW Post 5074 .  And, we welcome donations from others who are looking for an opportunity to help us support our U.S. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines serving overseas. 

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. You can send 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.

Thank you VFW Post 5074 in Roanoke, TX  for your donations!