How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 225,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2017?

1) Donate Financially - Our greatest need is cash for our mailing costs. With no paid staff, 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 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.

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10/12/2009

More messages from soldiers overseas


Hello Nancy,

The first wave of packages have arrived. Thank you so very much for sending them. I've already made arrangements for our unit to have a Halloween party later this month. I know that my soldiers are already planning on what to wear. I even have one creative soldier planning on building himself a robot costume in preparation for it.

All the items have arrived safe and sound. The only casualty was a container of foot powder that accidentally opened but was in a plastic bag so the mess was minimal. I will ensure that everyone has a chance to look through and take what they need. There are so many wonderful and needed items. As I expected, the coffee was a huge hit. We have a number of soldiers that especially like the dunkin donuts coffee. Thank you for sending that, you really made their day!

While my crew and I were opening the packages, our distant crew who is currently deployed to an outlying base arrived unexpectedly. They have been out "roughing it" for the past few days with little luxuries and were very excited to see the "cup o noodles" and other snacks we had set aside.

Needless to say that the items you sent will be well loved!

Thank you again for sending these things. I appreciate all that you do for us and keeping us in your thoughts.

God Bless and have a great day!
Princeton
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WE MISS YOU AND YOUR CANDY CORN, BABY WIPES, TOOTH PASTE (ULTRA BRIGHT..I KNOW IT'S CHEAP BUT IT WORKS), SHOWER GEL, DANDRUFF SHAMPOO (HEY, I HAVE AN AFRO NOW...LOL) MEDICATED POWDER (FOR FEET AND OR BODY, IT DOESN'T MATTER, I'LL PUT IT ON EVERYWHERE) AND WHAT EVER ELSE YOU WANT TO SEND (WE MISS YOU, REALLY..).

SSG Ricky B.
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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing from a small FOB in Iraq. I found out about your organization through a friend who just arrived here. Our supplies here aren't very good. We have a small PX, but they only supply the basics like toothpaste, deoderant, shaving cream, and the like. There are no movies, music, electronic devices, or even junk food items we can buy here.

Everything is on a strictly cash basis here, finance comes once a month so soldiers can draw cash, and they are usually broke from buying cigarettes and toiletries long before the next visit from finance. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to send some movies, or music, board games, hand held electronic games like poker, checkers, or battleship or any kind of non perishable junk food that we could distribute to the soldiers here.

Another good idea is any kind of posters or pictures they could hang in their rooms. The soldiers here live in old buildings that have many holes and stains on the walls so it would be great to cover them with something. I am a cook and I work in the mess hall so it would be the perfect place to set up a distribution point to hand out whatever you may be able to send. Thank you for any assistance you may be able to provide, and if you can't then I still appreciate all you've done for our deployed troops.

Sincerely,
SGT Jerry T