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.
"Thank you so much for sending the (Dr. Scholl's) insoles! ... Had fun with the water balloons and the (squirt) guns"
"Just out of curiosity, do you have access to any Dallas Cowboy items? Half of my office is lifelong fans, and the other half are haters! ... With Football season right around the corner it would be great to start picking on people and letting them know who "America's Team" is! "
Our American men and women serving in the military overseas truly appreciate care packages from home. Planned care package shipments in August will be going to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and Soldiers in various locations in the Mideast and Africa. We welcome your support with collection drives, corporate product donations, and financial donations to assist with postage costs. A large group of Dallas - Fort Worth area Wells Fargo volunteers will be helping us at our August 2 packing party.
"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)
Ice Pops liquids
"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."
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.