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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6/10/2015

Summer Care Package for Troops Wish List items for Iraq - Mideast

The Airborne Angel Cadets recently mailed several hundred boxes of soldiers care packages to U.S. troops in Iraq.  News reports indicate there are currently about 3,100 American troops in Iraq and several hundred more will likely arrive shortly.  For most of these men and women, care packages will be greatly welcome.

One recent email from one of our great Chaplain contacts in Iraq will give our supporters some ideas on possible product donations for soldiers care packages.  And of course, we welcome financial donations for our care package mailing costs.

Concerning any care package items you might be sending us, we would definitely be grateful for anything with which you would bless us.  All the regular items are always desirable (snacks, hygiene, etc.), but as our temperature is now sitting at 118 degrees today (from 100+ the last couple of weeks), a lot of our hot weather hygiene items are in demand.  Here is an impromptu list of ideas I made from the trends in our needs/demands:

-athletes foot spray / powder
-sunscreen
-chap stick
-baby wipes
-hand sanitizer (pocket-sized is great)
-plastic soap containers
-medium-sized bottles of shampoo (large ones mean only a few come and quickly are taken, and few take the hotel-sized ones since they'll be coming 2 days for more)
-Pocket-size mouthwashes
-Q-tips
-small packs of Beef-jerky, Slim-Jim sticks, etc.
-canned soups and meals (they like also real food now and then)
-Chocolate, especially M&Ms
-Protein bars (these are always a hot commodity!)
-Chewing gum (also always a hot item)

-Kool-aid and other drink mixes you pour in your water bottles (also always a hot item)
-Movies (DVD/Blu-ray)
-Video games (we have several X-Box's on Post w/one here at the Chapel

Hopefully, this helps. But like I said, thank you very much for anything you send; it's all appreciated and enjoyed -- a taste of home ... thanks again for adding us on your list to be blessed by your organization/ministry! I hope you have an outstanding week in the Lord,

(Army Chaplain in Iraq)