How can you help our nonprofit send care packages to some of the most remote of the roughly 150,000 U.S. military troops serving overseas in 2024?

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. Or you can Venmo us at NancyCarter@AirborneAngels.

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 before sending any care package goods.

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Requested care package items for U.S. troops overseas

Wondering what care package items are still being requested by our American troops overseas? As the troop drawdown continues in Afghanistan, the Airborne Angel Cadets of Texas are still supporting over 12,000 troops overseas annually. Some of the items we could use are listed below. If you or your company can help with donations, we would be most appreciative. The list is not meant to be comprehensive. And store brand items (Walgreens, Target, Walmart, CVS, Kroger, Safeway, Dollar General, etc.) are welcome as well.

* Coffee - Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Community Coffee, Nescafe, Folgers, Green Mountain
* Ziplock baggies - Quart size is our most needed.
* Foiled tuna packs - Starkist, BumbleBee
* Sunflower seeds - David, Planters
* Microwavable popcorn - Orville Redenbacher, Pop Secret, Pop Weaver, ACT
* Chips - Frito Lay Stax, Pringles, Pik-Nik shoestring potatoes
* Energy Bars - Clif Bar, Power Bar, BSN Syntha-6, Snickers Marathon
* Drink Mixes - Gatorade, Country Time, Powerade, Zipfizz, Snapple, Tang, Crystal Light
* Bean Dip - Frito Lay
* Beef Jerky - Jack Links, Pemmican, Slim Jim, Pecos Bill, Oberto
* Microwavable mac'n'cheese - Kraft, Chef Boyardee
* Ramen noodles
* Shelf-stable microwaveable meals
* Canned goods, preferably with pop-top or pull-top lids

* Non-aerosol shave cream - Jack Black, Gillette, Edge, Nivea, Remington

* Razors - Gillette, Bic, Schick
* Foot Powder, Baby Powder - Gold Bond, Dr. Scholl's
* Q-tips
* Lip balm - Chapstick, Blistex, Carmex, Burt's Bees
* Body wash, shampoo, conditioner
* Lotions - skin, foot, suntan
* Single use laundry detergent - Tide Pods, Dynamo, Ajax, Arm & Hammer, Purex
* Batteries - mainly AA, AAA
* White socks - plain
* Deodorant
* Twin sheets, pillow cases
* Flip flops or sandals for walking to shower facilities

A more comprehensive listing can be seen on our What is Requested web page.