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.

9/01/2014

Summer 2014 soldiers care package responses from Afghanistan

Below are some responses from Soldiers and Marines in Afghanistan who have received care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas in 2014.

You guys have been a huge blessing!
Battalion Chaplain

First off, I have received all of the packages you have sent. We have distributed all of the hygiene and snack cases at this time. The Luau items are going to be passed off to the local USO for an upcoming party. Unfortunately I will probably be gone by the time they have the party, but guess what, there will be more soldiers replacing us to enjoy the party!

I also wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support your organization has shown for my fellow soldiers. You have impacted us greatly with the many generous gifts and snacks your organization has provided.

Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to send us care packages during our deployment to Afghanistan.  I know that all of my Soldiers enjoyed and used all the goodies that you sent us.  Your actions remind Soldiers that the people haven't forgotten that we are still here fighting for the nation.  Please know that we appreciate it and are wishing you and your family the very best.
1LT, Combat Sustainment Support Battalion

8/24/2014

Soldiers opening care packages in Afghanistan - Aug 2014

Photos below are of American Soldiers in Afghanistan opening care packages sent by the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas in early August, 2014.  These care packages were packed by our Dallas area volunteers during our August packing party.  The care packages were filled with toiletries, snacks, food products, drink mixes, wipes, socks, clothing and other donated goods for our U.S. troops overseas. We thank our volunteers, everyone who provided donations, and the great troops who are serving in our military overseas!
U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan inspecting our care packages
American Soldiers opening care packages in Afghanistan

8/23/2014

Mosic volunteers donate amazing boxes for our care packages!

Many beautifully hand-decorated shipping boxes were donated to the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas by some talented people from Mosaic in Dallas, Texas. The personalized boxes will be stuffed with care package goods and shipped to U.S. Soldiers serving overseas.

The Mosaic volunteers will also be helping us sort some product donations for the troops overseas. We thank the great volunteers at Mosaic for their hard work and support. The troops will love these colorful, personalized boxes.

Mosaic is a faith-based organization providing a life of possibilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Mosaic in Dallas offers both vocational and residential services in a variety of settings.
Care package shipping boxes decorated by Mosaic volunteers in Dallas
Colorful and personalized care package box courtesy of Mosaic

8/18/2014

Fort Hood Soldiers enjoying care packages in Afghanistan

Photos and notes below are from Soldiers in Afghanistan (from Fort Hood) who have received some summer care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas.  Some of the product donations for these August care packages came from  Zipfizz, Kroger, Walmart, Kimberly Clark and State Farm. These U.S. troops have just begun their deployment. We thank them for their service!

"The guys were so excited and overwhelmed with how much love you guys sent out to them!"
Soldiers in Afghanistan opening care packages
Army troops in Afghanistan opening care packages
U.S. military troops enjoying the care package donations

8/14/2014

Care package thanks from Army Chaplain in Afghanistan

One of our Army Chaplain contacts in Afghanistan just sent the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas the below message after he and his Soldiers received some of our August care packages.

"We received all of the white boxes you sent us but the brown ones have not reach us yet; I am sure they will arrive soon. The troops are having fun with the snacks and all of the personal care items. We are extremely appreciative of your hard work in proving care packages for us over here in Afghanistan."

"My Battalion Commander ... would love to show the Battalion’s appreciation to your organization for all you have done and continue to do for us, by sending a 'Certificate of Appreciation.' ... Thanks again for everything you all continue to do for us and may the Lord God bless the work of your hands."

Again, we thank the volunteers from Wells Fargo, Citi, J.C. Penney, Dawson Logistics and everyone else who worked hard at our August packing party.  Much more than helping us, you helped some American military men and women, far from home, receive some unexpected kindness and enjoyment from some good folks back home.

It's not about us.  It's about the troops that serve!