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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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8/29/2015

Thank you from Kabul to B3 Meat Slingers for the beef jerky!

Here are two notes we received from Doreen in Kabul regarding the care packages they received. The theme for the packages was Hawaiian Luau - I hope they send pictures of the guys in the grass skirts!! . The beef jerky from B3 Meat Slingers was a huge hit.

Dear Nancy,

I am FINALLY back in Kabul.  


Anyway, returning to the office and the Hawaiian decorations brought a smile to my tired face.  Although my colleagues distributed the majority of the boxes and contents, they issued a no-touch order on the boxes of decorations (even though a few were eager to try on a Hawaiian shirt).  They thoughtfully held off on the "luau" until my return.  We will probably have our luau in 2 weeks.  The great things is that we can pass along the decorations and the shirts (cleaned) when we're done and let another group have some fun.  I'll be sure to send photos.

Because the handmade pillows were nestled inside these boxes, I was able to take them to the USO.  They disappeared within a day!  They are perfect for traveling.

Two pictures attached -- the first is a typical shot of the packages and second is a shot of the folks with the jerky bags.  Please extend our thanks to the guys who made and donated the jerky.  Jerky is one of the most popular items and "homemade" is the best!
Just for fun I added two more pix that I took on the military flight from Ali Al Salem in Kuwait to Bagram in Afghanistan.  I think these soldiers could have used one of those fluffy pillows!
Take care,
Doreen 
A fluffy pillow would be nice right about now!
A long flight!
Nancy,

 My apologies for my belated email. A week ago the first of the many boxes arrived ... after I left for R&R. And they kept coming!

Once again, we are overwhelmed and humbled by the generosity of everyone back home. My colleagues shared the boxes of snacks, protein bars, candy and toiletries with other offices and the USO.

 I can personally attest to the handiness of microwaveable meals and ramen noodles. They're a lifesaver when the weather is too hot, too cold or too rainy to walk to the dining facility. Or if you've missed a meal due to a mission or a meeting.

 The B3 jerky arrived as well --- I have requested and am waiting for the photo (which I've been assured was taken in my absence).

 I will write again soon.

 Thanks so much for all you do!
Doreen

Care packages have arrived!
A BIG thanks to B3 Meat Slingers for the Beef Jerky!!