SPECIAL REQUESTS - UPDATED FEBRUARY 2019
Many of the individuals and units we support do not have special requests as they are very humble and are very appreciative of anything that comes in. However, we do get special requests from time to time and here is a current list.
JACOB - ARMY
Microwavable Macaroni & Cheese and Oreos
QUEENA - ARMY
Skittles, Pretzels, Hot Cheetos, Coloring books (Disney), Word search book, Madlibs book, Nicholas sparks books, Razors and shower stuff
STERLING - ARMY
Protein bars, regular Cheetos, Shower items, shampoo, body wash, loofah, razors, deodorant and Qtips
VALENTINE - ARMY
Sour Gummy Worms, Oreos, Cheez Its, Graham Crackers ,Marshmallows, Hersheys Chocolate Bars, skewers, boxes of candy, popcorn, DVDS
BRANDON - NAVY
Enjoys snickers, Reese peanut butter cups, sour worms, peach rings, popcorn. He needs bug spray, lotion, body wash, hygiene items.
NOE - NAVY
Likes: hard candy (like jolly ranchers), nuts, popcorn, and beef jerky.
UNIT IN KUWAIT - ARMY
Wet wipes/baby wipes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, socks (plain white or black with no markings), beef jerky, chewing gum, foot powder, body powder, single-serve drink flavor mix, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, flip-flops (for showering), toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, combs, soap, shampoo, body wash, k-cups for Keurig, disposable coffee cups (10-12 oz.), candy and snacks that won't melt, sunflower seeds, instant noodles that come in a foam cup.
UNIT IN AFGHANISTAN -
coffee K-cups, coffee cups, cheap disposable dollar store plastic spoons, women's Tshirts, black or white cotton socks,
regular size (not mini) shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bar soap, body wash and toothpaste ...
Also: makeup, hair clips, scrunchies, cigars (these weekly gatherings are very popular!), licorice & gum, chips, pretzels
QTips, female razors, female skin care items, creams, trail mix, granola bars, sanitizer
UNIT #1 IN IRAQ
”Thank you SO much for your care packages, it's so very comforting to know you are all thinking of us so far from home. Ever since the American Revolution, our military has remained strong and resilient thanks to our faith communities and support organizations - we can't thank you enough for all you do. We are located in northern Iraq. It's very Spartan here - the base was captured by ISIS and almost completely destroyed before they were driven out. So we have no flush toilets here or hard-stand buildings - just tents and a whole lot of rocks! We have a small PX tent with a few necessities, but not much. So needless to say, your care packages really are a big hit here! "
WANTED: Flip flop sandals, licorice, gum, Lays, pretzels, Pringles, Tostitos Scoops, Paul Newman salsa
QTips, female razors, cashews, almonds, trail mix , peanut M&Ms, sanitizer, big toothpaste (not mini), bar soap shampoo / body wash, tape, packing tape, scotch tape, duct tape, etc.
UNIT #2 IN IRAQ
You mentioned that if we had any specific requests to let you know. Here's a list of items that I hear Soldiers say they miss/wish they had more of:
Beef Jerky / Slim Jims, etc.
Other caffeine related products - 5 hour energy drinks or caffeine gum.
Gatorade mix packets.
Fun, random letters about what people are doing back home.
Body wash / Deodorant.
That being said - folks here are simply grateful for whatever they get! You can be assured that everything you sent was gone within minutes of opening your gifts.