Things to Donate

PACKAGES FROM HOME ITEMS TO DONATE

***For the health and safety of our military, please check expiration dates prior to donating. Items donated should not expire within the 3-month period following donation.

TOP ITEMS FOR THE TROOPS

 

HYGIENE

  • Foot or body powder - @ Dollar Store
  • Toilet paper
  • Eye drops - @ dollar store
  • Tee shirts
  • Boxer shorts - med , large, X L

FOOD

  • Single drink mix ( crystal lite, Wylers)
  • Pop tarts
  • Canned soup (10.5 oz)
  • Microwave Pop Corn
  • Jelly plastic jar (14 to 16 oz)*(goose neck works best, but the jars at the Dollar Store work well, too.) No glass please!

ITEMS TO DONATE LIST 2013

FOOD

  • Drink mix singles (Crystal Lite, Gatorade…) (Dollar Store)

  • Coffee (one-pot packs)

  • Slim Jims ( short 0.28 oz per stick)

  • Canned Chili, Ravioli, Spaghetti-O’s, Soup, Stew…(15 oz to 20 oz)

  • Top Ramen soup/noodle mix ( 3 oz ) Square packs

  • Canned fruit (5 oz to 16 oz)

  • Canned tuna, chicken, or turkey (6 oz to 8 oz)

  • Granola bars, Power bars or Energy bars

  • Rice Krispie Treats, Snack Crackers – individual size (1 oz to 2 oz)

  • Hot Chocolate – Individual size

  • Jelly, squeezable, in plastic containers (20.5 oz) (Dollar Tree)

  • Peanut butter in plastic containers- (16 oz to 18 oz)

  • Nuts – cashews, peanuts, corn nuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix … (1.5 oz to 6 oz)

  • Fruit snacks – individual size (1 oz to 3 oz)

  • Condiments – Individual packets - mustard, relish, ketchup, mayonnaise, creamer, sugar, salt & pepper, sweetener,

  • Tabasco sauce (2 oz size)

  • Saltine Crackers in sleeves

HYGIENE

  • Foot Powder  - (Dollar Tree)

  • Eye Drops  (for desert environment)

  • Lip Balm  (Blistex, Carmex, Chapstick etc.)

  • Sunscreen – (6 oz to 8 oz)

  • Men’s Deodorant (Stick type - NOT anti-perspirant) 0.5 oz to 3oz)

  • Lotion, cleanser and/or moisturizer, cream…(1 oz to 5 oz)

  • Shampoo & Conditioner travel size (1 oz to 3 oz)

  • African-American hair products

  • Hand Sanitizer - small and medium  size (2 oz to 8 oz)

  • Wet wipes (unscented-baby wipes)

  • Tampons

  • Disposable razors – (Quatro Pro and Mach 3 preferred – with refills)

  • Shaving cream ( 2 to 5 oz)

  • Socks – Men’s and ladies’

  • T-shirts – medium, large, & extra large – new only please

  • Boxer shorts – medium, large, and extra large

  • Toothbrushes, individually packaged

  • Toothpaste – trial or small size are great

  • Band aids

  • Toilet Paper

  • Tissue Packs – travel size

  • Bug Repellent

  • Cool Ties

RECREATION - New or gently used

  • DVDs

  • Dominoes

  • Hand held games ( poker , solitaire…)

  • Ping Pong paddles, balls & nets

  • Sports equipment and nets

  • Video games & Systems

  • PS3, xBox , xBox360, Wii ( used and in working condition)

  • Video game cartridges

GIFT CARDS

Returning soldiers are not allowed to drive for the first 48 hours after their return. Let’s get them some gift cards ($10 ) to places like Subway, McDonalds, Papa John’s, Dominoes, Pizza Hut who either deliver or are on every corner so that those without families have a treat on us to thank them for their service.