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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3/20/2010

Small glimpse of life from one of our soldier contacts

Below are some notes that just came in from one of our care package recipients serving overseas:

The people here are taking everything with a grain of salt, but it's hard to go from hot showers and port a potties to cold showers if they have water, (baby wipes if they don't), and toilets that you are not allowed to flush any paper or wipes in.  Their MWR here consists solely of internet and phones, but I have a feeling it won't be long before they have books, games, and other things to do for free time as they are bringing in more people from another FOB.  It is improving though, they are working on these things and more ...

I just want to say thank you again for all of your support, it really makes a huge difference over here.  Especially when soldiers are at locations like this one, mail call is a huge morale booster!

... they could really use whatever you can send here.  They mostly have 220 power here, but a lot of people have transformers with them so they can plug in their 110 items.  They do also have coffee pots, some have minifridges, and a few have microwaves.  I can't say for 100% if I'm right on this, but I believe COP stands for Command Outpost.  That usually means it's not as nice as a FOB (Forward operating base).

But they really could use anything, games, dvds, baby wipes, laundry soap (right now we do our own laundry, but we are supposed to get a service here I just don't know when), books, magazines, I'm sure anything would be well appreciated including the golf clubs and balls if you still have them.

Oh yeah, there are roughly 800 personnel here of which there are about 25 females.  Everybody has a bed as far as I know and there is not a PX here, although they do have a couple of stores run by local nationals that sell most of the necessities for personal hygiene.  Thank you again for your continued support, it is very much appreciated!

Sincerely,
Jerry