Sending Packages to Soldiers!
I team up with the workers of Wells Fargo every year to send out Christmas packages to soldiers deployed in the Middle East. We send neccessities like baby wipes and sanitizer, as well as just simple comforts of home to make their stay a little easier. I'm trying to gather as much as I can before we ship them out in a little over a week. Below is a list of items the soldiers have requested. If you would be willing to donate anything at all for this, please shoot me an email and let me know! Thank you! :) FOOD AND SNACKS: Beef Jerky / Slim Jims COFFEE (Ground or whole; instant or drip), Hot Chocolate packets, Herbal teas Instant Drink Mixes (Gatorade, KoolâAid, Crystal Light) Pumpkin Seeds / Sunflower Seeds (salted) Tuna in foil pouches (no cans) Protein Powders / Protein Bars / Cliff Bars *NO CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS accepted from MARCH to OCTOBER (it will melt in high temperatures!) -- Since we're sending for Christmas, we can include chocolate! Hard Pretzels / Cheetos / Fritos / Chex Mix / Wheat Thins Gum and Hard Candy (must be individually wrapped) Granola Bars / Power Bars / Cereal Bars Small Packs of Fig Newtons, Oreos, CheeseâIts Trail Mix, Dried Fruit, Granola, Fruit RollâUps / Fruit By The Foot / Fruit Gummies DRY SOUP: (Ramen Noodles / CupâOâSoup: just add water) NUTS: Peanuts, Mixed Nuts (salted) MICROWAVE FOOD (Popcorn, ChefâBoyâRâDee, Mac'n'Cheese...) COOKIES / Girl Scout Cookies Cheese & Cracker packs Condiments, Spices; Sugar; Salad Dressing (no glass jars) Oatmeal Packs (Instant: just add water) Cereal (Small, individual boxes) Rice Krispie Treats (Storeâbought only) Caffeinated gum or candy (to stay alert) TOILETRIES (NO HOTEL SAMPLES!: Baby wipes (travel size) Liquid Hand Sanitizer (travel size) Body Wash, Liquid Soap, Facial Cleanser Shampoo /Conditioner (travel size) Hair Gel (for female troops to pull hair back) Combs / Brushes, Bobby Pins Eye Drops (i.e. Visine) Nasal Spray Deodorant (travel size) Razors (disposable: "Intuition" or "Mach 3" type) Shaving Cream / Shaving Soap (in boxes or tubes; NO CANS of Shaving Cream, please!) Cotton Swabs (i.e. Qâtips) Bandâaids, Gauze Pads, First Aid Kits Lip balm / Chap Stick Baby Powder & Foot Powder (travel size) Loufa Sponges / Buff Puffs / Washcloths Tissues (individual packs; travel size only) Sunblock, SPF 45, Zinc, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Gel Bug Spray / DEET / SkinâSoâSoft Hand & Body Lotion / Moisturizer (travel size) Mouthwash (travel size) Toothpaste & Toothbrushes & Dental Floss VITAMINS (multiâvitamins are always needed!) Breath Mints / Breath Strips Lozenges / Cough Drops Nail files / Emery Boards / Nail Clippers Feminine Hygiene Products Cotton Balls Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or Aspirin Packets Moleskin Shoe Insole Cushions (gel kind is best) ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS: Batteries: "AA" "AAA" and "C" are the most requested DVD Movies (new or used â recent releases) Xbox Games (new or used) PS2 Games (new or used) Portable CD players / head phones Small homemade gifts â little comforts of "home" Pens & mechanical pencils Stationery & Envelopes; blank cards to send home Doubleâsided tape Day planners / Small, Pocket Calendars Crossword Puzzles / Word Search Books / Math Puzzle books / MAD LIBS / Logic Problems / Sudoku YoâYo's, Dominoes, playing cards, poker chips, dice Board games (UNO, Othello, checkers â travel size is great, too!) Nerf footballs / Whiffle balls / Mitts / Sports equipment Frisbees / Hackey sacks Electronic handheld games 35 mm disposable cameras Flash Drives, Thumb Drives for laptop computers Linens: Pillow cases, twin sheets, towels (green & tan) TâShirts: Cotton green & tan under shirts (Sizes: M, L & XL) Laundry Detergent Small Flashlights (battery operated) Air Fresheners Socks: Black, Olive Green & White (cotton and/or wool) Patriotic ...
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