The average box costs $60-$75 to ship including all of the contents and the $16.75 postage. That can be up to $11,250 dollars needed in postage and items for each shipment of 150 boxes!
Many of our volunteers have connections with local groups, schools and churches, and get their groups and classrooms involved supporting our deployed troops.
Operation America Cares is a 501(c)(3) non profit Organization that exists solely on donations of supplies to fill our boxes, money for postage and supplies, and the time supplied by our tireless volunteers. We would not be able to do what we do without their generous support. The entire Operation America Cares operation is run from home, with a small storage facility used locally for storing donated and purchased items waiting to be packed.
There are no overhead, salaries or compensation of any kind paid out of your donations; therefore,
EVERY dime you donate to Operation America Cares goes into the care packages sent to our deployed troops!
We use PayPal to process your donations on their secure encrypted site, no personal financial information is maintained or stored on our Operation America Cares website. Check out our Facebook page (link above) for details on the next packing date!
Thank you in advance for your generous support of our deployed troops!!
Our Facebook page has many posts from troops who have received our boxes. Check them out and be sure to hit the LIKE button!!
On packing day, the boxes are staged, and our volunteers will spend an average of an hour to an hour and a half packing and readying the boxes for the ride to the post office.