Sponsor a Box for $16.75

Operation America Cares​​


What's In a Box?

items included in the care packages

(most of these can be purchased at a dollar store!!)



  • $$ for postage (currently $15.90 per care package)
  • Socks crew or athletic (no shorties please)
  • Eye drops (any brand) The wind, sun and desert sand hurt their eyes!
  • Triple anti-biotic ointment/Neosporin or other anti-biotic cream w/pain reliever
  • Advil/ibuprofen/generic pain relievers
  • Insect repellent - no aerosol spray cans
  • Sun screen - no aerosol spray cans
  • Full sized baby wipes/body wipes (80 count or larger)
  • Hand santizer - individual size
  • Chap sticks
  • Kleenex - travel size
  • Gold Body Powder (available at the Dollar Tree for $1.00 each)
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving gel - no aerosol cans
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes/dental floss
  • Toothpaste - regular size tubes
  • Toiletries from your hotel stays
  • Soap - any size
  • Gum - individual packs
  • Mints - individual packs
  • Single serve drink sleeves - for adding to bottles of water
  • Single serve coffee sleeves - such as Starbucks VIA
  • Top Ramen - no cup of soup (to big for care packages)
  • Canned soups, stews, fruit
  • Jerky - all flavors
  • Energy bars and snack bars
  • Nuts - individual bags or small cans
  • Sunflower seeds - individual packs
  • Dum dums, tootsie roll pops and hard candy.  Must be individually wrapped
  • M&M - individual bags ( they melt in your mouth, not in Afghanistan)
  • Cookies  - individual packs
  • Condiments - small giveaways from fast food restaurants and such - any kind!!!
  • Peanut butter/jam - individual servings
  • Crossword books/word game books/travel games
  • Magazines - no older than 3 months - please focus on men or social mags such as People
  • Paperback books - no romance novels please
  • DVDs - can be recycled
  • Blank paper, envelopes/pens - for them to write home
  • Thank you notes - written from us to them!  If you include your name and address, you may get a letter!
  • Pictures and notes from kids
  • Zip lock bags - gallon, quart or snack size

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