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5/12/2009

Detailed wish list from soldier in Afghanistan

LT Steven in Afghanistan has sent a nice list of suggested donation items. If anyone can help with any of these items, we certainly would welcome your support. Thanks.
Nancy, Airborne Angel Cadets
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I asked around the office today and here are some of the items requested:

- Mattress Pads (Foam pads over an old, crappy mattress keeps the springs out of our backs)
- Cheese Wiz
- Ritz Crackers
- Swiss Cake Rolls
- Skittles
- Hand Wipes
- Mike and Ikes
- Gobstoppers
- Mixed Hard Candies
- DVDs (old comedies fare well since we need a laugh every once and a while) ("Dirty Dozen" and "Total Recall" are on the request list)
- Cookies and Chips work well too (Pringles)
- 8 x 10 photo frames (for creating friendship gifts for the Afghani people we deal with)
- Sun tan lotion (I have a feeling the summer here is going to be hot)

Every Thursday is our "movie night" here at the office, so it you wanted to put together a 'movie watching kit', I think everyone here would love it.

One of the other things we have BIG problems getting here is cleaning supplies. We work in secure spaces here, so we have to do all of our own cleaning - we can't let local nationals in and finding a cleaner with security clearance is pretty much near impossible (even in the States).

I was looking at the cabinet here (as I was pulling out our last trash bag) and noticed we could use a few things. Here is a list of what you might be able to send without getting in trouble with the postmaster:

- Mop Buckets with Strainers
- Mops
- Sponge Mops
- Toilet Scrub Brush
- Hand Brushes (getting the dirt out of the corners is a major pain)
- Rubber Gloves
- Rags/Cloths
- Windex/Fantastic/Cleaner
- Floor Cleaner
- Floor Wax
- Toilet Cleaner
- 55 Gallon Drum Liners

I don't know what you can and can't send in the mail along the lines of cleaners (I know you can't send caustic materials).

LT Steven (Afghanistan)
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