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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5/21/2013

Three May 2013 messages from troops overseas

Some recent messages from troops overseas who have received care packages from the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas. As mentioned below, we are hearing from many troops in Afghanistan that the PX's and dining halls are being phased out, and care packages are increasingly being relied on to take up the slack for the 60,000+ troops still in Afghanistan. Click on images to enlarge.
Mentions enjoying the Girl Scout Cookies, Texas Fiery Snacks Poppers, Bio Freeze wipes, Sheets Energy Strips, canned chili, Campbell's soups, and Gillette Fusion razors.
Thank you very much for the overwhelming support and care you put into your packages.  The Marines of VMA-311- the “Tomcats” - have been speechless as the packages keep arriving.  At last count we had received over 50 boxes!  Everything has come in handy so far and I’m sure not a single one of us will run out of any toiletry items for the duration of the deployment. 

We’ve gotten enough soap, body wash, toothbrushes, and baby wipes to last us for a long time, and probably the unit after we leave!  It is nice to have baby wipes in every bathroom.  The shower shoes, hand towels, razors, shaving gel, deodorant, neck coolers and sunscreen will also come in handy. 

Thank you for the tons of food too!  We’ve gotten dozens of boxes of girl scout cookies, ramen noodles, snacks, energy drinks, candy, soup, and drink mixes.  We also appreciate the salsa, bags of chips, beef jerky, protein bars, cereal, coffee, and tea.  We already put to good use the fans, fly swatters, and foot bath! 

Our female Marines and Navy Corpsmen and flight surgeon absolutely love some of the “less masculine” type products, including the expensive lotion.  A lot of the Marines were so shocked and excited to receive DVDs and XBOX games too.  Thank you for sending stationary and thank you cards as well.
And a personal thank you from myself and the other Texas Marines for the Texas themed stuff!  We’ve made Rangers fans out of a lot of people and everyone is definitely feeling the hospitality and generosity of the Dallas area.  The hand written notes are very sweet too and we thank the many people and high school students who took time to volunteer to help pack and ship everything. 

It took us a long time to unpack and organize everything, so I can’t imagine how long it took to pack it all!  For anything leftover we are going to work to somehow get it to one of the smaller FOBs.  But for now we have a huge area with all the food and hygiene items you could ever want!   JB
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