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 firstname.lastname@example.org before sending any goods.
We also received this email from a Marine in Afghanistan thanking our donors and volunteers:
I just wanted to let you know that I received all the wonderful hygiene products ... Before that I had Marines coming to me and asking if I had hygiene for them. Before The Airborne Angels Cadets came to the rescue I unfortunately had to turn them away. However, now I am glad to report that we have a small stock pile to sustain us. Please send my most heartfelt thanks to all that were involved. Extremely Grateful, 1stSgt
We thank those Marines for their service overseas, and we welcome product and financial donations for our care packages in 2014.
Thank you so much for all of your support during our deployment. You all have overwhelmed us with support and everyone is shocked to hear that one organization is sending so much. I can assure you that the snacks and toiletries are well received and We will definitely look forward to the Christmas packages. The closer we get to Christmas, the more I hear how bummed people are that we wont be able to spend that time with our families; so thank you for a little taste of home during such a sensitive time.
Fort Drum Army Chaplain at remote FOB in Afghanistan
Due to you I will be able to give each Marine stockings and individual gifts on and around Christmas! ... whatever you send I can assure you that it will get distributed. (Marine 1stSgt, 3/7)
|U.S. Marines in Afghanistan opening care packages|
... you two groups flooded me with enough Christmas stockings and gifts for our BDE HQ Christmas party ... Take care and be sure to thank your fine contributors. (Chaplain J)
|Chaplains, Chaplain Assistants and Soldiers in Afghanistan|
Shaving cream (non-aerosol gel), Razors, Razor Blade Refills
Mouthwash, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Dental Floss, Lip Balm
Q-tips, Baby Wipes, Foot Powder
Deodorant, Body Wash, Soap, Shampoo
Boot Socks (brown, black, green), Plain White Socks
Twin (not XL) sheets, darker colors, Pillow Cases
Dog Treats (small bags preferred)
Blankets, Hand Warmers
Microwavable popcorn (extra butter asked by one group)
Microwavable Meals (Hormel Compleats, Velveeta Skillets, etc.)
Chips - Lays Stax, Pringles, Vegetable (canisters are best), Dried Fruit
Nuts - peanuts, cashews, Sunflower Seeds
Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa / Chocolate
Sweet Snacks (Little Debbies, etc.)
Keurig machines, K-cups
Macaroni and Cheese (cups)
I am happy to report that the Marines received all the Christmas packages. A lot of the Marines were excited to see the Christmas decorations. You can see the stockings already hanging ... Thanks again for all you and your organization do to support the troops. It definitely helps the men cope through these tough times away from family. God Bless.
Nancy, Just wanted to let you know that we received some of your stockings for the Christmas holiday. Thank you very much, it truly means so much. Also, I have attached a couple of pictures for you.
|U.S. Marines in Afghanistan|
|U.S. Marines enjoying Christmas care packages|