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Due to current circumstances, we are accepting donations of tangible items in-person, by appointment only. Monetary donations will still be collected online. We are still accepting all donations by mail to: 5643 North 52nd Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please email info@packagesfromhome.org to set up an appointment for donation drop-off of items.

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2. Want to help us fill our care packages? Not sure what to buy? Shop our Amazon Charity Wishlist and know that what you're sending has been requested by our heroes overseas and at home! 

Small donations (something you can carry yourself) can be dropped off at our warehouse (5643 N. 52nd Ave; Glendale, AZ 85301) during normal business hours (M-F 10-3p). For larger donations (something you'd need a truck for or that you'd like us to help you carry) we ask that you schedule a donation drop off time with us so we can make sure we're able to assist you. You may schedule a donation drop off by emailing alli@packagesfromhome.org or by calling us at 623-934-3274. Donation pick-ups must be scheduled a week in advance. We do not accept pre-packed, sealed boxes as donations. If you want to host a packing event on your own, please contact us for guidance first. Please ensure food and hygiene items are separated prior to donation. Find a local Phoenix donation drop site here.

For the health and safety of our military heroes, please check expiration dates prior to donating. Items donated should not expire within the 6-month period following donation.

Download a pdf version of our Troop Wish List here!

Key

denotes a "most needed" item

Food

Travel-sized, individually-wrapped items are the most helpful for our troops.

  • Canned soup and entrees – small cans with easy-open tops

  • Individual pouches of tuna, chicken, turkey, beef, salmon

  • Top Ramen, macaroni and cheese – small, individual servings

  • Instant oatmeal – individual packets

  • Jelly – squeezable, in small, individual plastic containers

  • Peanut butter – in small plastic containers (to-go sizes are great!)

  • Slim Jims – all sizes

  • Beef Jerky – individual packs, approximately 2-5 oz

  • Nuts & dried fruit – cashews, peanuts, corn nuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix in individual packets, freeze-dried apples/mangos/etc.

  • Granola, protein and energy bars

  • 6-packs of crackers or cookies

  • Snack bags of crackers, cookies, pretzels, etc. - please, no chips

  • Saltines or Ritz crackers

  • Girl Scout cookies/cookies in small boxes

  • Pop Tarts

  • Popcorn

  • Rice Krispies Treats

  • Fruit snacks – individual size

  • Gum

  • Mints

  • Drink mix singles – Crystal Lite, Gatorade, Coffee/Tea, etc.

  • Coffee – ground, vacuum packed, K-cups, or cans 1 pound or smaller

  • Tea bags – individually wrapped

  • Hot chocolate packets

  • Condiment packets – hot sauce, mustard, relish, ketchup, mayonnaise, creamer, sugar, salt & pepper, sweetener, etc.

  • Tabasco and hot sauce – 2 oz size 

  • Dried spices 

  • Fitness supplements- protein powder, bar, pre-workout 

Hygiene

Travel-sized, individually-wrapped items are the most helpful for our troops.

*Please note that we cannot ship aerosol cans

  • Foot powder – 1-3 oz

  • Baby powder

  • Eye drops

  • Lip balm

  • Sunscreen – 6-8 oz

  • Deodorant and/or antiperspirant – stick or roll on, please no aerosol cans

  • Lotion, hand cream, face cream – 1-5 oz

  • Shampoo and conditioner – travel size

  • Body wash and liquid soap – travel size

  • Ethnic/coarse hair products

  • Hand sanitizer – 2-8 oz

  • Insect repellent – please no aerosol cans

  • Wet wipes (unscented) – packs of 60 or fewer

  • Toilet paper – individually wrapped

  • Tissue Packs – travel size

  • Feminine hygiene products – tampons, pads, etc.

  • Disposable razors

  • Shaving cream – please no aerosol cans

  • Toothbrushes – individually packaged

  • Toothpaste – travel size

  • Dental floss and disposable handheld flossers

  • Band-Aids

  • Dryer sheets

  • Boot Socks, black, brand name – adult sizes

  • T-shirts – adult sizes

  • Boxer shorts – adult sizes

  • Helmet liners

  • Cool neckties 

  • Hair ties for female soldiers in natural hair colors: blonde, brown, black

  • Cheap plastic flip flops in different sizes, to be used as shower shoes

  • Hanging fly paper rolls

Recreation & Entertainment

  • Paperback books

  • Magazines

  • CDs or music download gift cards

  • DVDs or movie download gift cards

  • Travel-size board games, puzzles, models, dominoes, etc.

  • Electronic handheld games – poker, solitaire, etc.

  • Puzzle books – crossword, Sudoku, word search, etc.

  • Sports equipment and nets – ping pong, golf, basketball, baseball, etc.

  • Video game consoles, controllers, and games

  • Batteries

  • Power packs/banks

  • All-in-one Travel adaptor  

  • Small stuffed animals, beanie baby sized

  • Phone charging cables (Apple and Android) 

Packages For Hope

  • Washcloths – new

  • Toothbrushes – individually packaged

  • Toothpaste – travel size

  • Soap bar

  • Shampoo and conditioner 

  • Lotion – travel size

  • Disposable razors

  • Deodorant or antiperspirant – stick or roll on, please no aerosol cans

  • Lip Balm

  • Brushes and Combs – travel size or foldable

  • Cotton balls – individually packaged or travel size containers

  • Q-tips – individually packaged or travel size containers

  • Alcohol swabs – individually sealed

  • Band-aids

  • Boxers and Briefs – new in original packaging, both men and women, various sizes

  • Socks - new in original packaging, both men and women, various sizes

  • Tampons and pads

  • Nail Clippers – new in original packaging

  • Sewing Kits

  • Shower Caps

  • Fungal Cream – travel size 

Bones From Home

*Please note that Military Working Dogs are 70+ pounds and may only use products made in the U.S.A.

 

  • Canine ear cleaner

  • Canine eye wash

  • Canine antiseptic spray

  • Paw pad cream

  • Canine lotion

  • Canine shampoo – mild, not heavily-fragranced, with an oatmeal base for dry/sensitive skin

  • Canine bath wipes

  • Grooming tools – brushes, combs, nail clippers, etc.

  • Canine booties

  • Collapsible water bowls

  • 4-6 ft. leashes and collars – strong enough for a 70+ pound canine

  • Muzzles – strong enough for a 70+ pound canine

  • Durable toys – Kong or Dogzilla

  • Small bags of high-quality dog food – 1-2 pound bags, made in the U.S.A. 

 
 
 
 
 

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