First, choose a name from our Hero list below. These names were handpicked from our full Hero list, especially for our website adoptions. The list will be updated as names are adopted and others need to be added. PLEASE NOTE: We only post actual names during Oct. and Nov. for the Christmas packages. However, you can still choose to adopt a male or female by submitting the form below.  

Next, decide if you want to shop for your Hero’s care package OR donate $30 and have us do the work for you.


OPTION #1 – If you decide to SHOP for the items yourself… use our suggested items list to purchase items for your Hero. Bring or ship those items to our office BEFORE December 10th. Remember to bring or send $10 to cover the shipping charge on your package.

OPTION #2 – If you decide to let us do the shopping for you… donate a minimum of $30. This will cover the cost of the items for the care package as well as the cost of shipping.


Before we ship the care package, a card will be placed in the box stating “This care package was made especially for you by: ____” with your name or your family’s name filling in the blank. 

You will be sending a touch of home to your chosen Hero who is serving in harm’s way on our behalf. What better way to let them know they are not forgotten!!

Click for Adopt A Hero donation list

Email questions to 


You can still adopt a hero but you will only know if it’s going to a male or female… no specific name. Please fill in the form below and put “Male” or “Female” in the name/number field. We will issue you a number.

After submitting the information, you will be contacted by email within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder or junk mail.  If still not found or if you have any questions, please contact us at  


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21 thoughts on “ADOPT A HERO

  1. I have a story about a match maker who introduced me to my then u.s. army soldier stationed in Germany 1965. we married in 1967. The name of the story is IN THE BLINK OF OUR EYES, THE ATLANTIC OCEAN DISAPPEARED.

    We like to share it.

  2. Sending my boyfriend a care package so I thought I might as well send another at the same time! Love this idea to adopt a hero :)

  3. I have family serving and that have served in different branches and I think this is a wonderful thing for them. I am glad they are people that still take time to care. Thank you! !!!

  4. I love this- I teach third grade and our school theme this year is super heroes. I changed it a little- my students see superman, Spider-Man, batman and all the others around school, but in my room the see firemen, policemen and of course graphics of the brave men and women who defend our country each day. We have adopted two heroes due to the number of items donated by my students. I want them to know what a real hero is. Thank you for helping us recognize those who sacrifice so much!

    1. Ms. Camp (Tara)…I’m not sure who submitted my name to, but I was quite surprised and grateful to receive a package from you and your students. The kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity you and your students have shown, fills me with hope and pride that (despite the overpublicized negativity) we remain a great nation. Teachers perform the “Lord’s Work” on a daily basis and do not receive the recognition (or compensation) they so well deserve…thank you for “your service”, thank you for helping to shape the minds of our future generation, and thank you for planting the seeds of charity…for in giving, we all receive. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”.[2 Cor. 9:7] Hopefully you will see this reply and will share my sentiments with your class. Thanks once again…the personalized cards, gifts and snacks have made this Holiday very special! Merry Christmas! ~ MAJ Greg Shepard, U.S. Army, Kuwait

      1. Thank you for leaving a comment! I have forwarded this message on to Ms. Camp to assure she got it. Merry Christmas and God bless!

      2. Thank you so much for the response! My students have asked about you often since we made the care package! They will be excited to know you have received it and I will share your response with them and their families. Merry Christmas and God Bless you this holiday season!

  5. This was my first time adopting a hero, I started out adopting one then asked for 4 additional heroes. I had fun shopping and packing up the boxes. My husband thought I would never get everything in the requied size postal boxes.

    1. Thank you for adopting!! While shopping and packing for your Hero, I don’t think the feelings you have can be described. It’s almost like a force takes over your mind & body, especially when placing the items in the box. It almost becomes a jenga or tetris game! Thank you again for helping support the troops!

  6. I just adopted a soldier. But I haven’t got his information and don’t know how to get a email sent to him. I know how to send a email, I just don’t have his email address to get my email sent to him. Hope I get to email and correspond with my new adopted soldier!!

    1. Hi Kyndal,
      Your email will have to filter through our organization. You were sent an email explaining the “Donate & Done” option. It can be resent if necessary. Thank you.

  7. Hello,
    I am an officer in my local union and we were thinking of doing a care packages project through our shops. It would be a larger scale project; a possibility of more than one local union, between four and ten shops, possibly as large as thirty to one hundred names. Would you be able to give me information on how to as many names as we need? our project, we would like to time for around memorial day, as we have just finished another large project and will need time to regenerate from the holidays; so we have plenty of time to explore options if you can direct us?
    I appreciate any time you would take in helping us get the information we need!

    1. We sent care packages year round to the deployed troops, but there is not enough interest to keep the adopt a hero program running all year. However, if you would like to donate some items they will definitely be included in the care packages going out. Please join us again in October to adopt a hero.

  8. I was deployed to Afghanistan and was adopted by multiple people. For some reason I took to one of the people more than anyone else. I talked to her more than I talked to my family or my girlfriend at times because I felt I could unload without hearing of problems at home. She was what I needed. We lost touch while I was deployed. I left my girlfriend after returning home. 5 months after coming home we reconnected and have since worked through issues and been dating nearly 2 years and are expecting a child in 6 months. I want to thank you. I would never have found the love of my life without you or the Marines! I pray there are more service members that get to experience this.

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