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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12/01/2009

Christmas care packages arriving in Afghanistan and Iraq

Below are some photos and comments from our 2009 Christmas care packages arriving in Afghanistan.

1) From Stephen (Afghanistan) ... "The number of boxes that came in over a two day period overloaded our little container office ... I have an entire wall between my desks and the other desks now. I didn't want to start handing out stockings until after Thanksgiving, so I will start walking around tomorrow to hand them out."



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2) From Princeton (Afghanistan) ... "I spent the entire day flying. I managed to drop off a bunch of boxes to a fairly large, but remote base in south Afghanistan. I can't tell you much more than that but please be assured that the boxes will be well received and make lots of people very happy.

I still have more to give out. The next day that I'm not on the flight schedule, I'll try to give out some of the phone cards to the soldiers.

I've also set aside some of the blankets and gloves to give out to the women's and children's hospital at a nearby base."




Boxes at point of arrival in Afghanistan:




"Attached (below) is a picture of a couple of Marines that we dropped off about 100 stockings to. Their small patrol base is located somewhere in the very south eastern portion of Afghanistan. They are very remote and I'm sure they don't get many luxuries. I would guess that they were very happy to get the stockings."



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3) From Jerry (Iraq) ...

We received the remainder of the boxes you shipped today! They really got here fast! We're waiting on giving the stockings and phone cards until Christmas but we've already started handing out the candy, magazines, books, toys, Christmas cards, snacks, and all of the other goodies!

The soldiers here are very appreciative of all you have done! I'm sure you will be receiving more emails of thanks from them! A lot of them were really excited about the toys because now they can send some to their children for Christmas as we really don't have any toys we could get here to send them.

I think some of them might stay with the soldiers and the rest in the hands of Iraqi children when we go out on missions. We are all amazed by your generosity and thoughtfullness. It's starting to get a little chilly here so the hand and foot warmers will definitely come in handy!

Most of the candy, snacks, and microwaveable food you sent is also not available here so people were very excited to receive these. I cannot thank you enough for all you have done. We are very grateful and we wish you the happiest and most blessed holidays!

Sincerely,
Jerry