NOTE: POSTAL REGULATIONS DO NOT PERMIT US TO MAIL AEROSOL PRODUCTS OR ALCOHOL BASED ITEMS.
These items are for men and women. Some areas have access to microwaves so we do send items that they can prepare.
Individual powdered drink mixes (Crystal Lite, Gatorade, etc), hot chocolate mix,coffee, creamer, sugar, tea, healthy snack bars,Oreos, Wheat Thins, crackers, sunﬂower seeds,fruit cups, pudding cups, instant oatmeal, tuna and chicken snack packs (nothing with pork),hard candy, chocolate candy in winter, Beef Jerky, Slim Jims, micro wave popcorn – mac & cheese – Ramen Noodles – Cup of Noodles,peanuts, pretzels, M&M’s, Little Debbie Snacks,Granola bars, gum, Skittles, Starburst candy,trail mix… Anything that is manufacturer packaged, nothing homemade.
Tooth brushes, paste and dental ﬂoss; stick deodorant, bath wash, bar soap, shampoo, chapstick, q-tips, non-alcoholbaby wipes and lotions, foot powder, baby powder, band aids, hand and foot warmers, white athletic socks, black boot socks, zip lock bags,boot insoles, pens, markers, tablets, envelopes,Christmas cards and all occasion cards that they can send home, (stamps not needed), cold tablets, aspirin, cough drops, tampons, panty- liners, playing cards, black thin knit caps for under helmets, games, puzzles, books, sport and car magazines, non-lithium batteries – AA,AAA, C & D, beanie babies, match box cars,and crayons to give kids, nail ﬁles, combs, black & brown hair pins, small Kleenex packs, A&D ointment, razors, and anything you would like to receive if you were a long way from home.
The temperature in Iraq and Afghanistan reaches 120 degrees plus in the summer
and occasionally they have snow in the winter.Many live in tents. It is now getting colder,similar to our weather.We get our addresses from the web site
If you go to that site, you will learn how it began… A soldier asking his parents to continue sending packages to him so he could share them with the soldiers who never get any mail. That is what we do… We send to the volunteer soldier address with
“Attn: Any Soldier”
on the box. That volunteer soldier watches to see who didn’t get mail and then our Care Package goes to that lonely soldier.If you know of anyone who is serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, please send us the address and we will be sure to send them a Care Package as well.
As of now, we have sent 670 Care Packages since October 2007.
We recently received a US Flag that had been ﬂown over a Marine Corps base in Afghanistan on July 4, 2010, along with a certiﬁcate of appreciation for supporting the troops serving there.Flat Rate mail is $12.50 per box. Those wishing to contribute funds for postage or contents of the boxes may send checks to: Bear Lake Promoters, c/o Gloria Edwards, P.O. Box 224,Bear Lake, MI 49614. Or drop off at Manistee News Advocate.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
The 2 Dumb Dames:Gloria Edwards & Pauline Jaquish email@example.com
To: Any Soldier
Items Needed For Troop Care Packages
Drop Off Location
75 Maple St. Manistee
Open: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm