care packages for soldiers

Sending a Care Package to a Soldier

Imagine being half a world away for a year or more at a time and missing your child’s first steps or ballet recital or high school graduation. That’s what fathers (and mothers) in our military face every day. Their heart yearns for their family, but they know their first duty is to protect them and others.  Click on the link below and watch a heartwarming video of a father surprising his sons at school and remember how much military families do for us.

Then it’s our turn. Sending care packages for soldiers overseas is a lot simpler than you might think. And will mean the world to them. Put together a box with your kids and ship it. While you are assembling it, talk to your children about all our military does for us. But first, enjoy this touching video.

Now send a care package in 5 simple steps.

Sending care packages for soldiers overseas is a lot simpler than you might think. And will mean the world to them.

Go here.

You will find flat rate boxes for APO/FPO addresses. These are for troops overseas, and the USPS will mail you these boxes for free.

Send Travel Size Items

Make sure anything you are planning to send is in travel-size accessories. It will be a lot easier for soldiers to carry around with them. A list of great things to send includes toothpaste, sanitizer, $1 toothbrushes, sports magazines, books, travel games, AA Batteries, hand-written notes and, of course, home-baked cookies (non-chocolate and individually wrapped).

Put Everything in Ziploc Baggies.

This is to avoid sand and other debris getting into your items.

Find a Serviceperson’s Address

You’ll find them here. Make sure you write it correctly. They are not street addresses, but APOs (Army Post Office) and FPOs (Fleet Post Office).

Mail It

Take your package down to your local Post Office, send it off, and know you will make a soldier smile!

 


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