There are a few different programs we have to assist the troops.
Care Packages: Each care package is sent in a cloth bag with a draw string that was handmade with love by one of our volunteers. These packages all contain a hand written letter to our troops letting them know they are in our thoughts and prayers. In addition to the letter the care package contains snacks, hygiene and stationary packets. We try to include a beenie baby in each package when available so the troops can either keep them or hand them out to the children while out on their missions.
Wounded Warrior Program: This program was started in an effort to help the wounded warriors that were injured and brought into the Combat Support Hospitals. Most injured warriors don’t travel with their personal gear and at times their uniforms may need to be cut off to treat their injuries therefore, these book bags were made to assist them in their stay and if being transported to a larger facility. These bags are filled with a change of clothes, socks, hygiene bag, calling card, get well card and stationary items. It can be used to collect their other items as they are in transit.
Toys and Schools Supplies: This program was established to assist our troops in their humanitarian efforts with the children in the areas that they are deployed. When requested and available we will send out toys and school supplies to these troops in hopes that we create good will among the people of these countries. We are always in need of beanie babies and stuffed animals for these programs.
Adopt A Troop: Individuals and organizations in the USA are paired with individual service members deployed outside the USA, providing support through care packages and letters.
Troops for Teachers: This program pairs Teachers and their classrooms in the USA with volunteer troops deployed outside the USA. The children learn about the area the troop is serving as well as his/her experiences. It also teaches some geography of where the troops are located in the world and what its like for them to be deployed so far away from family and friends. This has been a very successful program for both the troops and the children.
Bulk Shipments: From time to time we receive large amounts of items that our troops can use, such as coffee, books and large bottles of shampoo and body wash. These items are shipped in bulk to units that are able to receive them.