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LiveAgain
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Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Since reading maybebaby's post it made me think of all the other solders who are deployed that aren't getting care packages. I have quite a few friends in the Marines who have been deployed and I enjoyed sending care packages to them.

Does anyone know of any websites that might have info. about sending care packages to our soldiers? I would love to do this for our men and women who are deployed especially since the holidays are coming up.

Posted 9/19/08 10:04 AM
 
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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

If you google there are lots, but these are the 2 my dad recommended to me.

Any Soldier

Operation USO Care Package

Posted 9/19/08 10:10 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

AnySoldier.com

they tell you how to send care packages and what they need.

i send my BIL stuff and its amazing the things we take for granted that he wants--he gets excited over toilet paper, razors, and magazines!

Posted 9/19/08 10:11 AM
 

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I'm making care packages to 2 soldiers from AnySoldier.com my project for the weekend. I'm reading the searches and Chat Icon

Posted 9/19/08 10:14 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

soldiersangel.com

Message edited 9/19/2008 10:16:28 AM.

Posted 9/19/08 10:16 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

also, if you are currently sending to someone, ask who in their unit isn't getting much.

I did that with my brother and my girlfriend..found out who in their unit wasn't getting, and we sent to them too.

it was nice b/c they were already a "family" with my brother, so it felt more personal.

the two links posted are also great.

It kills me how some of our armed forces dont' have anyone at home sending to them. Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 9/19/08 10:17 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

I was just in a taxi and saw a program about a group who does this. They have tons of packages ready to go BUT NO $$$ TO SHIP THEM!! Can you donate to them? I'll try to find the information.

ETA: This is the charity:
http://www.supportarms.org/

Here is an article about their situation.
Source

Message edited 9/19/2008 10:26:32 AM.

Posted 9/19/08 10:20 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

I love this idea. I am going to adopt a soldier this weekend. I am going to have my 6 yr old niece and 9 yr old nephew do it with me.

Posted 9/19/08 10:26 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

There are some places who will ship yoru packages for you.

Posted 9/19/08 10:27 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

I got my first address. The soldier was requesting things for her entire unit. I'm going to start shopping tonight.

Posted 9/19/08 10:29 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Posted by Kara

I'm making care packages to 2 soldiers from AnySoldier.com my project for the weekend. I'm reading the searches and Chat Icon

Seriously. I had no idea. Toothpaste and tampons? I think I can manage AT LEAST that.

Posted 9/19/08 10:30 AM
 

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I'm making care packages to 2 soldiers from AnySoldier.com my project for the weekend. I'm reading the searches and Chat Icon

Seriously. I had no idea. Toothpaste and tampons? I think I can manage AT LEAST that.



I know.

I had such a sh!tty week. I complained through the whole thing. But I had a better week than most. I'm going to get everything on this soldier's list and then some.

She was requesting things for her entire unit. Everything from tampons to cookies. I can manage that.

Posted 9/19/08 10:39 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Posted by Kara

Posted by bird382

Posted by Kara

I'm making care packages to 2 soldiers from AnySoldier.com my project for the weekend. I'm reading the searches and Chat Icon

Seriously. I had no idea. Toothpaste and tampons? I think I can manage AT LEAST that.



I know.

I had such a sh!tty week. I complained through the whole thing. But I had a better week than most. I'm going to get everything on this soldier's list and then some.

She was requesting things for her entire unit. Everything from tampons to cookies. I can manage that.



When my best friend was deployed in Iraq I would freak out when I got to talk to him on the computer and I was pretty much in tears when I got to talk to him on the phone. It was such a good feeling to know he was still alive.

I remember him telling me about how pretty much everyone in his unit had been killed Chat Icon Chat Icon there were times where I would have to hold back my tears because I didn't want to upset him. But being able to call and talk to him online really put things into perspective for me and made me realize how much we take for granted on a daily basis.

Posted 9/19/08 11:01 AM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Does anyone know the best method for shipping?

US Mail?

Posted 9/19/08 1:28 PM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Posted by Kara

Does anyone know the best method for shipping?

US Mail?



I always go back to refer to this page before I send a package: Anysoldier.com How to Send

Please note that they request food items sent separately from non-food items. It totally made sense once I read that the boxes are in 100+ degree heat for up to a month and the food all smells like the baby powder or whatever is in the box.

ETA: I always do USPS.

Message edited 9/19/2008 1:53:29 PM.

Posted 9/19/08 1:52 PM
 

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Posted by CathyB

Please note that they request food items sent separately from non-food items. It totally made sense once I read that the boxes are in 100+ degree heat for up to a month and the food all smells like the baby powder or whatever is in the box.



This is good to know! THANKS!

Posted 9/19/08 2:10 PM
 

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wow! thanks for all this info guys! i'm going to do this, this weekend!!

Posted 9/19/08 2:27 PM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

This is such a good idea. DH is always getting OK magazine, US weekly, stuff like that and after we read them we jst throw them away, maybe I should pass them on. Would it get to them too late or would they still enjoy it?

Posted 9/19/08 2:49 PM
 

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Posted by Melbernai

This is such a good idea. DH is always getting OK magazine, US weekly, stuff like that and after we read them we jst throw them away, maybe I should pass them on. Would it get to them too late or would they still enjoy it?



I think they would be happy that they are getting something and being thought about.

Posted 9/19/08 3:12 PM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Thank you guys for posting this!

Posted 9/19/08 4:09 PM
 

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Posted by Ophelia

also, if you are currently sending to someone, ask who in their unit isn't getting much.

I did that with my brother and my girlfriend..found out who in their unit wasn't getting, and we sent to them too.

it was nice b/c they were already a "family" with my brother, so it felt more personal.

the two links posted are also great.

It kills me how some of our armed forces dont' have anyone at home sending to them. Chat Icon Chat Icon



that's a great idea and very thoughtful of you!

Posted 9/19/08 4:14 PM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for this thread again! I'm so glad I read it!

I already got my address and tonight I went to BJs and got almost everything my soldier was asking for. She was posting on behalf of her entire unit, so I am hoping that this stuff will benefit everyone in her squad.

I also spread the word to my family -- My parents are doing a care package also and each of my brothers' families are as well. Chat Icon

Posted 9/19/08 8:17 PM
 

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we donate for care packages through the USO

Posted 9/19/08 8:20 PM
 

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I once sent my cousin a package directly through walmart.com. You may need the serviceperson's name to do this.

Posted 9/19/08 8:47 PM
 

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Re: Spin Off to Care Package for brother-

Awesome idea- I'm going to look into this and hopefully get a package out this week Chat Icon

Posted 9/20/08 8:38 AM
 
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