An organization of military parents dedicated to the support and encouragement of military personnel and their families.

CARE PACKAGE ITEMS For Our Troops

                                           Drop Off Locations Below

ITEMS FOR TROOPS (based on actual troop suggestions)

Food Items* (individual sizes are best):

  • BEEF JERKY- (the #1 requested item),  pepper jerky, slim jims
  • Tuna or Chicken Creations / Lunch Kits with condiments
  • Individual Microwavable foods- Easy Mac, canned soups, stews, etc  
  • Instant Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat packets

Drink Items (smaller containers please):

  • Tea- herbal/flavored (in individually wapped)
  • Good Ground Coffee
  • Creamer and sweetener and sugar packets
  • Pre-sweetened powdered drink mixes (Crystal Light, Gatorade, lemonade, etc.)
  • Hot Chocolate/Hot Cider Packets

Snack Items* (individual sizes are best):

  • Breakfast Bars, Granola Bars, Protein Bars
  • Microwavable Popcorn/Chex Mix
  • Chips- (in cardboard containers only)- Pringles, Fritos, Doritos
  • Nuts – pistachios, peanuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, corn nuts
  • Trail Mix
  • Salsa (no glass containers)

Candy/Sweet Items:

  • Candy- gummy bears, jelly beans, red vines, twizzlers
  • GUM, Breath Mints
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Cookies- chocolate chip, Oreos, oatmeal, Girl Scout Cookies

Hygiene/Clothing Items:

  • Good razors & shaving cream (non aerosol)
  • Body wash (smaller size) NO BARS OF SOAP PLEASE
  • Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion (smaller size)
  • Deodorant (no aerosol)
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Good quality boot socks for women and men – black, green
  • Boxer Type underwear - all sizes
  • Tee Shirts- all sizes
  • Sports bras/panties
  • Sunscreen

Recreation:

  • Puzzle & word game books
  • Hand held or board games (small size)
  • Disposable Cameras
  • Batteries all sizes in original packaging-including Lithium 123 size for flashlights
  • Squishy Balls, Velcro Darts, Nerf footballs, (Any small sport type)
  • Recent magazines- especially sports,  car, health, women’s  (not older than 3 months!)
  • DVDs (TV series, comedy movies, NO VHS tapes please)
  • CDs- Rock, Country, R&B, Rap, Alternative

Miscellaneous:

  • Small plastic bowls to heat microwavable items
  • Zip Lock Baggies (snack and sandwich sizes)

*No Home-Baked Goods              *No Perishable Foods                   *No Pork Products

                                CARDS AND LETTERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED!
 
If you donate in-kind gifts, please consider a donation for postage to ship these items. One package
costs $12 to ship. We are now using PayPal to accept your online donations.

Donation Drop Off Locations:

  • Postal Solutions  *  4733 Torrance Blvd * Torrance * (310) 371-7184