How can you help us send military care packages to American troops in the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard?

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 - Many individuals, companies and organizations donate goods to our nonprofit for our U.S. Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors. We kindly request that you contact us at support@airborneangelcadets.com before sending any goods.

7/18/2014

More product donation ideas for care packages

We have received some new responses from Soldiers that provide additional product donation ideas for our care packages for American troops serving in Afghanistan and other overseas posts. We will be shipping some of these items in the next few weeks, but always appreciate those supporters who can donate additional products for our care packages.

"We all sleep on beds, but some of the mattresses are so bad the coils are showing or sticking out (like mine) in the corners and edges. So, some sort of egg crate pillow top thing for the mattress would be really awesome."

"We do have PX access, but it runs out of stuff way too often ... There is no peanut butter here to buy at all"

"Thank you so much for your support. It means so much to have people back home who care about all of us and are willing to take time out of their busy lives to let us know someone back home is thinking about us."

"I appreciate your support to those who serve."

Some additional product donation ideas from one of our Chaplain contacts:
Keurig Coffee Cups
Shaving Cream (non-aerosol)
Body Wash (for men and women)
Nail clippers
Ice Pops liquids
Powdered drinks

7/10/2014

Old Spice Deodorant and Dr. Scholl's Foot Inserts

For those looking for donation ideas for our care packages, we recently received responses from Soldiers and Marines mentioning Old Spice deodorant and Dr. Scholl's inserts.  We regularly include deodorant in our care packages, but can always use more. We include foot powder (Gold Bond, etc.) as we have available, but have not mailed many shoe inserts.  If you, or your company, can donate a few, we would welcome them. Thanks.

"It's funny you should mention that. I received a few boxes yesterday. I had made comments to some of my young Marines about how not so fresh they smell. They all snatched up the old spice and now they don't smell so bad. Thank you very much".

"I do have a question about an item I have been trying to acquire for the guys in my platoon. They are Dr. Scholls Active Series inserts for tennis shoes and boots. The terrain is real rough here and the heat makes it even more uncomfortable with the standard insoles with army boots. I tried a pair of these in my boots and it is like night and day. As I said, I have been trying to get in touch with Dr. Scholls myself, but can't find a direct e-mail to them, only phone numbers."

7/09/2014

Charles Jones Matching Fund Campaign a big success!

Many thanks to Charles Jones for coming through on his generous pledge to match $5,000 of our donations in June. We collected $20,820 from our patriotic supporters, which was then matched with an additional $5,000 from Charles Jones, a Financial Advisor for Jones, Cannon and Associates, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services.

Considering our June mailing costs alone were over $8,000, the fund donations are greatly appreciated. And the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in Afghanistan received our June care packages in time for their 4th of July activities. The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas thank Charles Jones and all those who donated towards our military care package mission.

7/08/2014

Texas Flag flown in Afghanistan

We are excited that one of our U.S. Marine Corps Chaplains is mailing us a Texas Flag that was flown on a mission in Afghanistan.  This Chaplain has been most helpful in getting our care packages distributed out to the Marines and Sailors in Afghanistan.  We look forward to getting the Flag and Certificate

Nancy,
HAPPY 4th OF JULY!   I mailed off a small package to you yesterday that included a Texas State flag and a nice certificate we had done to show when and where it was flown (I flew it a few weeks ago on a mission in one of our Osprey aircraft).  Sorry it took so long for me to get this project done, we've been extremely busy out here ... Thanks again for all your support, care and love.

Texas Flag flying in Osprey with Chaplain in Afghanistan

7/04/2014

4th of July messages and photo from Afghanistan

On this 4th of July, we received a copy of a wonderful message from a USMC Chaplain (one of our care package recipients) who is currently serving in Afghanistan.  A portion of the eloquent message is posted below.

Warriors,
For 238 years America has stood for freedom and the world has never been the same.  We celebrate more than a birthday today, we celebrate all those who made manifest their love of liberty and founded a nation based on freedom...and we honor those who have fought and died over the centuries to keep our country free.

Today, YOU are the brave and dedicated patriots whose selfless courage, unending honor, true valor, and dedicated sacrifice continues to keep our Republic strengthened and free. THANK-YOU!


Love From Your Chaplain,
Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

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We also received this great photo from Soldiers at a remote base in Afghanistan who have been receiving care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas.  We sent them some summer care packages which will be part of their 4th of July celebration.
Soldiers in Afghanistan wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July