Our Mission

Packages From Home serves Active Duty US military members stationed or deployed overseas (to include military working dogs & military K9 teams) as well as  homeless, transitioning, and at-risk veterans by providing them with requested food, hygiene, and entertainment items to boost morale and quality of life. 

Our Vision

To show our military members and veterans that we acknowledge & appreciate their many sacrifices in service of our freedoms as Americans. Our care packages and the supplies we provide are a token of our love and gratitude to these heroes. 

Use of Donations and Contributions

79 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to the mission!

Here at Packages From Home we take the fact that we are using your money very seriously! We are proud to report that 79 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our mission. 

How It All Began | Our Story

On 9/11 Christian Lewis watched the Twin Towers fall and enlisted in the US Army infantry the next day. His mother, and Packages From Home Founder, Kathleen Lewis, sent him care packages while he was first deployed to Iraq in 2004. Christian said receiving Packages From Home not only provided needed and familiar items, but also reminded him he hadn't been forgotten-that there were people back home supporting him. Unfortunately, Christian was the only solider in his squad receiving packages and letters from home.  Kathleen rallied her closest friends and decided to “adopt” Christian’s entire squad.  The group began shipping packages to all of the troops in Christian’s unit and Packages From Home was born.

Our Goal

To be able to thank every military member and veteran with a token of our love and gratitude. 

We serve military members hailing from all 50 states. 

We serve US military members in 167 countries worldwide.


Since 2004 Packages From Home has proudly:

  • shipped 115,000 care packages overseas

  • shipped 282,000 lbs of bulk food, hygiene & recreation items overseas

  • provided transitioning, at-risk, and homeless veterans with 65,633 lbs of food, hygiene & recreation items

  • served over 575,000 individual service members

Packages From Home takes pride in serving so many deserving troops, however, it is important to aid as many currently deployed service members as possible, so our work is really never done. As long as our troops are serving in countries outside of the United States, Packages From Home will be there to support them.


Thousands of thank you letters from the troops we serve have become the wallpaper at Packages From Home. 


We've been collecting these heartfelt notes since we first started sending care packages back in 2004.


We don't often get to meet the heroes who receive our care packages overseas, so this is how we get to know them and the important work they do for our country. 


Your donations are the sole reason we're fortunate enough to get letters like this nearly every day. 


Original Mission

Our original mission is to send care packages overseas. 


Bones From Home

This program began in 2015 to provide food, hygiene, and recreational items to K9 military teams and veteran service animals. 

Packages For Hope

This program began in 2012 to provide food, hygiene, and recreational items to transitioning, homeless, and at-risk veterans. 



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