PACKAGES


DONATE CARE PACKAGE ITEMS!  Purchase items on our care package suggestion list which can be downloaded below.  Items can be dropped off or mailed to our office in Millpond Shopping Center at 3650 Boston Rd., Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40515.

DONATION SUGGESTION LIST

CARE PACKAGE GUIDELINES


To learn more about creating a care package, read our suggestions below.  Learn more about the way we pack individual boxes, as well as Platoon Packages. Be sure to check out the short and informative video for helpful hints!

Find information on choosing sizes when purchasing items for packages, postage costs, customs forms, regulations (postal and military), shopping suggestions, the value of using ziploc bags, the importance of including personal cards and letters in every box, and much more!

We can not accept holiday candy after the holiday is over.  Example: No Halloween candy for Christmas packages.


50 thoughts on “PACKAGES

  1. Through our senior center in flower mound. Texas, for the last 3 years we received names from “any soldier.com”. We pack up first class boxes with toiletries snacks and socks. We take them to the post office fill out the customs form and pay the postage. Can we do this for your organization? We do this twice a year, in November and in the spring. We usually send 8-10. Boxes to men and women

    Pleas let me know if this will work for your organization

    Thank you

    R’Lene winters

    1. My school has put together 40 care packages but we don’t know where to send them. We do not have money to ship. Any suggestion?

      1. Hi Mackenzie,
        Thanks for contacting us! Do you think you could get a few businesses to donate some money for shipping? We cannot give out the names & addresses on our mailing list but if you can get the items to us, we would love to send them on to the troops. Good luck!

  2. My students have made several care packages they wished to send to servicemen and women–can we send these to you?

    1. Yes, you can! We will send them on to names on our list. In case you need our address, it is 3650 Boston Rd, suite 146, Lexington Ky 40514. Thank you!

  3. I am a youth group activities coordinator at East Hall Baptist Church. Our youth group has been sending packages to soldiers for the last 3 years. We received names from “Hugs For Soldiers.org”. At this time, they are not assigning addresses (we can only send our donations to them). We pack up first class boxes with toiletries snacks and socks. We take them to the post office fill out the customs form and pay the postage. We ship boxes monthly. We usually “adopt” 5-6 service men/women. Would your organization be able to help us with this very important service project?

    1. Hi Amanda,
      Sadly, due to evil in the world, many organizations like ours have changed their procedures and can no longer publicize or share the addresses of the men & women serving. Likewise, we have to request that the donations are sent through us.

    1. I’m not sure I completely understand what you are asking… are you deployed yourself and want to receive a care package? Or are you wanting to donate money to send a package? Feel free to email me at webmaster@military-missions.org if you have questions. Thanks, Karen

  4. I work for a public library and we have some great books, we would like to donate do you know where i can send them?

    1. We would LOVE to receive some donated books to send to the troops! However, they would need to be paperbacks and around 4″x 7″ in order to fit well into our care packages. Would you have any like that? If so, feel free to send them to us at 3650 Boston Rd, Suite 146, Lexington Ky 40514 and we will definitely appreciate receiving them! Thanks!

    1. Hi Linda,
      As I’m sure you are well aware, due to security risks, it is getting nearly impossible to find info on deployed personnel. Like other organizations, we do not give out the names & addresses on our list. However, each year we have a program called Adopt a Hero. If you aren’t familiar with this program, we post first names only from our list and give people a chance to adopt a name and shop for items to send them. The packages still have to pass through our office but just to make sure all the items are safe to send. If this is something you might be interested in, please visit our webpage http://www.military-missions.org/adopt-a-hero for more info. We will be updating the page and beginning the program next week. Please email me at webmaster@military-missions.org if you have any other questions. Thanks!

  5. I am a senior in high school, and I have raises almost 400 items for my senior project through donations of my NJROTC program. I am not sure how to send my packages without it costing me a ton of money. I am trying to find an organization to send them through, so if you could please send me information to my email account for further information. Thanks! Email: kristacampbell@anderson5.net

    1. Krista, I just wanted to follow up and make sure you received the email I sent a few weeks ago. I know sometimes it will end up in the junk file.

  6. hi, I’m interested in sending a care package for the holidays coming up just to wish the soldiers a merry Christmas, I was wondering if I could put a letter in the package for the soldier to read, would this be okay?

  7. My family and I want to send a box full of goodies and about 50 homemade cards your way. Can we just send all of it together through USPS and you guys would sort through it and separate them out for different platoons?

  8. our client at a home for disability made up care packages to send to our service men that are deployed. We do not know where to send the so that them. Can you help.

    1. Organizations such as ours cannot give out the names & addresses. However, if you would like to ship them to us, we will be glad to send to someone on our care package list. You can ship to:
      MIlitary Missions
      3650 Boston Rd SUite 146
      Lexington KY 40514
      Thank you!

    1. Absolutely! We would love to have your help supporting the troops! Our address is:
      Military Missions
      3650 Boston Rd, Suite 146
      Lexington KY 40514
      Thank you!

  9. Hello
    My student council would like to collect items to be included in your care packages. I see your local addre6is Lexington ky. We are in nyc do you have a local branch we could delivery our vollections to? Or do you know of a similar organization such as yours in nyc?

    Thanks for your reply and help

    1. We only have the one office located in Lexington Ky but we do receive donations from all over the US. I do not know of an organization in NY but you might google it? Sorry!

  10. Can I send Ready Made Care Packages to you? I would love to start making and sending care packages to troops. But Am not sure how to actually get them over there.

    1. Hi Brittany, Thanks for contacting us! We would love to have your help in supporting the troops. You can ship us ready made packages or items to be included in care packages. We send packages year round so any help and all help is appreciated!

  11. I’m a new member to NHS at my school and wanted to send care packages to veterans for a project. Could I send these packages to you, and if I did would you be able to confirm to the NHS leader that I did so.

  12. Hi. If I wanted a care package to get to the troops by Easter, is that feasible? When would you need the package by? .. Also can we donate girl scout cookies?

    1. We will be shipping out Easter packages in early-mid March. It takes a couple weeks for them to arrive at their destinations. We would love some girl scouts cookies. The troops really enjoy receiving them!

  13. I have a case of Autographed Books by new Author Dale Morrell the book is called Archers. He would like to donate them to troops in Afghanistan. Can I send the books to you and will you make sure that soldiers get them? I think its something they would enjoy.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Sandy, Are the books paper back by chance? Due to space limitations in the boxes, we can usually only fit in the small paper pack size books.

  14. Hi my name is Adam, my sister is sending care packages to troops as part of a school project. I realize there are many organizations that assist with the process, she has researched them and would like to use your help. I got your address from previous comments and we’ll be sending out the first two packages in the next two weeks.

    Thank you

    1. Hi Adam, We feel so honored that your sister chose our organization! Please tell her thank you and we look forward to receiving her support. We will email a thank you receipt to your email address once items are received, so you can forward it to her. Thank you!

  15. Good evening,

    Let me start of by introducing myself. My name is Abigail Cano, I am a sophomore at Felix Varela Senior High school in Miami, Fl. I am speaking on behave on the National English Honor Society club. Being an honor society, NEHS wants to show some appreciation to the soldiers/troops. We want to send care packages them, but in order to do this I would need more information. I have some questions such as, what do we put in the care packages? where would we send them to?

    Thank so much,
    Abigail Cano.

    1. Hi Abigail, Thanks so much for contacting us! If you visit our webpage http://www.military-missions.org/donate-items/ you will find a link to our suggested donation list. As for where to send the items… we cannot give out the names & addresses on our list but would love to have your support if you wanted to ship to us. We would include the items in our outgoing care packages. Let me know if you have any questions by emailing webmaster@military-missions.org
      Thanks!

  16. Hello, My husband is currently deployed and I was curious how I would go about getting his name added to your list for care packages, Thank you!

  17. I crochet hats. Do you accept these in care packages? The reason I ask is because I have donated a few to other organizations, but I see that these aren’t on the list. Previously, I remember that they had to be camoflauged.

    1. Hi Bobbi, Thanks for contacting us. I’m sorry but due to limited space in the boxes we are not able to include the hats.

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