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.

9/19/2014

Care Package news - Sept, 2014

Many thanks to all who generously donated $6,100  to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas on North Texas Giving Day!  The financial donations will help greatly in paying for our postage costs to ship care packages to military troops overseas.  An additional 'enhancement' amount, yet to be determined, from the Communities Foundation of Texas will be added to the donations from our supporters.

Woman's World Magazine will publish a feature on the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas in their Oct. 20 issue.  This edition will be on sale 10/9 - 10/15 and will encourage readers to send foiled tuna fish packets for our care packages.

We are most grateful to Kimberly Clark for a great donation of multiple pallets of wipes. We know some Soldiers who will greatly appreciate these wipes.

Some wonderful JC Penney employees in New York will be sending us some great care package items for the troops.

Care package items requested by U.S. troops in Afghanistan in the past few weeks include:

9/16/2014

Donate on North TX Giving Day - Sept. 18, 2014

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/airborne-angel-cadets-of-texas
We encourage our supporters to donate to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas via Donor Bridge's North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, Sept 18, 2014.  The one-day online only event, sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas, will raise an estimated $25-million for about 1,600 nonprofits. Please click on the link below to donate (be sure to donate from the web page designated for the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas).

*Donations as of midnight 9/18: $6,100
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Our donation page on the North TX Giving Day website:
https://northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/airborne-angel-cadets-of-texas

Actual donations cannot be made until 6:00 AM on September 18, 2014

Your donations of $25 or more will be enhanced by a pool of $2,000,000. The specific percentage of 'enhancement' for 2014 depends on the amount of total donations received during the campaign.

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, with about 100 volunteers in the DFW area, that ships care packages to U.S. military troops serving overseas.

September 2014 Soldiers care package responses

Below are three recent messages from Soldiers in northern Afghanistan who have received some of our 2014 care packages. Our volunteers and donors are proud to support these military troops serving overseas, and we welcome your support in helping us continue to mail out care packages to some of the 250,000 U.S. troops serving overseas.

Dear Airborne Angel Cadets,

As a Dallas native it makes my heart proud to know that there are so many people in my hometown that are willing to give so much to make such a huge difference in the lives of Soldiers.  The care packages that we have received from your organization over the past couple of weeks have been simply amazing! 

It is obvious that you all have been doing this for a number of years as every package that we have received seems to be exactly what our Soldiers have needed and is packed with all the love, care, and precision that I would expect from residents of the Lone Star State!  After all, everything is bigger and better in Texas :o). 

Your consummate dedication and commitment to the welfare of, not only our unit, but every unit that you contribute to here in Afghanistan and other Soldiers around the globe, is a true difference maker and morale booster, the likes of which you may never fully know.  Thank you so much for taking the time to bless our lives and make things just a little bit easier as we finish out our time down range.  I hope and pray that this finds you well and that the work of your hands would continue to be established as you impact units for months and years to come.  

Chaplain, Camp Marmal, Afghanistan
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I would like to thank you for investing the time and money to send us a great set of care packages.  I have been deploying on and off over the past 10 years and these are by far the best I have seen in all those years.
You have made our stay in northern Afghanistan a little more enjoyable with your thoughtful packages.  Know that they have all gone to good use and you have mastered the art of care package building.
DH, Afghanistan

9/14/2014

Volunteers and Kroger hold successful collection drive for military troops!

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas and 5 Kroger stores in the Dallas - Fort Worth area completed a very successful collection drive to supply care packages to American troops (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines) serving in the U.S. military overseas. The generous Kroger customers donated over 150 large boxes of snacks, toiletries, and assorted other care package items during our September 13, 2014 collection drive. We also collected some much needed financial donations, which will be applied to our care package mailing costs.

We thank the Kroger staff at each store for working together with us.  The five participating Kroger stores were in Denton, Little Elm, Frisco, Plano and Carrollton.

In addition to our own dedicated volunteers, we owe a big thanks to the volunteers of the Denton Guyer High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC), the Young Men's Service League from Plano and Frisco, and the Expendable Motorcycle Club.  Click on images below to see enlarged versions of the photos.  Additional photos can be seen on our Featured Pages website.
Denton Guyer AFJROTC volunteers helping with care package collections.
Beautiful smiles of YMSL and Airborne Angel Cadets volunteers passing out flyers.
Hard working Plano YMSL Moms with super Airborne volunteer, Lydia.

9/10/2014

Fort Bliss Soldiers send Certificate for Care Packages

Below is a great Certificate of Appreciation from American troops who received care packages in northern Afghanistan from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. The Certificate, dated August 31, 2014, comes from the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Bulldog Brigade", 1st Armored Division from Fort Bliss, Texas. Our volunteers, donors and supporters thank these Soldiers for all their hard work and sacrifices in defending our country!  Click on image to enlarge.
Army Certificate of Appreciation to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas