We started out sending care packages to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in January of 2005. Our small group of ladies in the Dallas area has grown to about 100 active men and women (all unpaid volunteers), and we continue to get requests from our soldiers in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa, Eastern Europe, Mideast and Southwest Asia.
We receive donated goods and financial donations from our supporters all across the USA. Every gift is greatly appreciated by us and by the American Soldiers, Airmen, Marines and Sailors overseas. Even basic toiletries, food producs, socks and other daily living items are hard for the troops to find at many military outposts.
Our care packages are sent year round to troops from all 50 states in all branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) of the U.S. military. We try to concentrate our efforts on troops on the front lines and in remote areas.
We always have more requests than we can supply.
The simplest items (lip balm, suntan lotion, batteries, coffee, deodorant, air fresheners, snacks, candy, baby wipes, razors, etc.) really brighten the lives of the soldiers, and give them a little reminder of love and support from home.
But just as remarkable is to find so many American soldiers requesting items they can give to the local kids and families and community organizations (schools, etc.).
We shipped about 2,700 care packages of donated goods in 2015 and will continue to ship care packages in 2016. We spent about $55,000 in USPS postage costs for 2015. Shipments were slowed down a bit in 2015 due to some down time in relocating to a new warehouse. Funding for postage has always been our greatest need, and any tax deductible financial donations would be greatly appreciated.
Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, welcomes any inquiries of support for the troops.
Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas
P.O. Box 116691
Carrollton, TX 75011-6691
|Packing Party (click on image to enlarge)|
|Assorted care package goods in our donated office space.|