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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12/12/2015

Christmas Arrived Early in Kabul - Troops Received Care Packages

The Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas received a thank you note and pictures from the troops in Kabul (Afghanistan) for the care packages they received.

Dear Nancy,
I hope you and your crew are doing well.  My apologies again for the belated note and pictures.
Please pass along our sincere thanks to all of your volunteers.  As usual, we were overwhelmed by the generosity and well wishes.  It’s nice to know that folks at home are thinking of us.  Many of the service members are on their second, if not third, deployment, so it’s nice to have the comforts of home.  My office has the honor of receiving and distributing the boxes that come our way.  The bounty was shared across the camp and many boxes of toiletries and snacks were deposited at the USO.  The blankets, hats and gloves were very welcome and quickly appropriated, especially as winter is fast approaching.
I personally had a great time passing out the numerous Christmas stockings and thanking the US military for their service.  It’s fun to watch these men and women transform from tough military professionals to kids with the biggest smiles when they see a box of cookies or a Christmas stocking.  You have made our holiday season so much brighter and your thoughtfulness is inspiring to all of us.
I am attaching two pictures of some of the happy faces from when the first wave of boxes hit including “The Fonz” pose, inspired by Matt Damon in the film The Martian.  As you can see from the other photo, one of the Christmas trees was quickly adopted and decorated.  I wish I had a picture to share of my office with the holiday cards strung from wall to wall.  Just for fun, I included a photo of “stockings hung by the wire with care.”
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of what you do and what you share with the US military.
As I mentioned previously, I will be re-deploying in mid-Jan and I’d like to hand off the torch to my roommate, Lt Col Julie .
Wishing you a happy holiday season!
Doreen
“The Fonz” pose, inspired by Matt Damon in the film The Martian
The “stockings hung by the wire with care.”
The Christmas trees was quickly adopted and decorated!