Suggested Care Package Items

LIST OF SUGGESTED CARE PACKAGE ITEMS, updated 2015

HYGIENE:

Baby wipes / Camping “Bath” Wipes / Hand wipes.
Foot Powder
Tinactin / Lotrimin or any Antifungal items
Small packets or pellets of Tide laundry detergent.
Soap
Shampoo
Body Wash
Deodorant
Q-tips
Shaving Razors
Shaving Gel
Dental Floss
Tooth Brushes
Tooth Paste
Feminine Hygiene Items
Alcohol pads
Band Aids

SNACKS:
Vitamin C
Multivitamins
Echinacea
Elderberry
Glucosomine
Sunflower Seeds
Summer Sausages
Boxed Cereal
Crackers
Canned Cheese (Mild, Jalepeno)
Chips
Slim Jims
Beef Jerky
Peanut Butter
Instant Oatmeal / Grits
Jelly
Power Bars (No Hemp Seed ingredients)
Tuna / Chicken pouches preferred
Ramen
K-cup coffee cups
Any coffee, (Ground – Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or any other brand)
If Whole Bean (Please send a portable grinder)
Powdered Creamer and Sugar
Flavored Drink (MIos, Gatorade, Lemonade, Fruit Punch, etc)
Lipton cup of chicken noodle soup
Candy (non-melting)

ENTERTAINMENT:
Pre-workout
Muscle Shakes
Workout Protein
New Release DVD Movies
Educational DVDs
1/8″ Stereo Ear Buds / Ear Phones / Head Phones
Travel Guitar – Yamaha, Taylor, or Martin 3/4 or 1/2 size, extra strings, and a tuner
Boxing wrist wraps
Punching mitts
Punching gloves
Portable sport / fitness accessories (jump ropes, elastic resistance bands, push up bars, etc.)

ACCESSORIES:
Boot socks
Plan white athletic socks (No ankle socks)
Under Armor underwear
Any underwear
Under Armor tan t-shirts
Any military tan t-shirts
Croc / Flip Flop Shower shoes

OTHER:

* Air Fresheners (Febreze)
Alarm Clocks (Small in size; wind up or battery‐operated)
Black or Green duct tape
* Exacto knives
** KNIFE SHARPENERS-no one has stones, everyone has knives
Laundry Detergent: (put in plastic bag in case of leakage)
* Linens: Pillow cases, twin sheets, towels (green & tan)

** Small desk lamp for bunk beds to read w/o having the lights on
* Small tool kits carpentry tools, whittling or making small things for room
* Good Socks: olive green or tan (cotton and/or wool)
* Winter Blankets (Yes, it snows in the winter over there.)

K9 Items

Brush
Kong Toys

CARDS & LETTERS

Kids letters and drawings are great.

Note: Troops do not need stamps; free postage available in war zones & may send mail home to their loved ones at no charge.