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Operation Embrace our Troops

Stephanie Chesser




You can help make our troops days a little brighter by sending a note or card. They also love receiving care packages if you would like to donate items or money for items/shipping. You can Click Here to send monetary donations to purchase items or to help with postage.  Not all of our troops have someone here at home to send them some encouragement through the mail. Below is a list of suggestions of what we could send. If you would like to help with this ongoing project please let Stephanie know. Security is our top priority so all correspondence will go through Stephanie. Make sure and include your return information so that if time allows they may write back to you.


**Note: The photos above are old photos that were taken off of the internet.


Care Package Item List



Instant of Ground Coffee, Hot Chocolate, Tea Bags

Instant Drink Mixes (Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light)

Protein Power, Emergence-C, Mio Drops



Tuna/Chicken/Salmon (foil pouches, no cans unless pull tabs)

Instant Oatmeal Packs or Cups

Beef Jerky, Slim Jims

Fruit Roll-ups, Fruit Snacks, Dried Fruit

Goldfish, Crackers, Pretzels, Trail Mixes, Chips (in cans)

Granola Bars, Power Bars, Cereal Bars, Protein Bars

Peanut Butter, Jam or Jelly

Snack Cakes, Pudding Cups, Cookies

Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds, Nuts

Hard Candy, Gummy Candy, Gum (no chocolate)

Microwave Foods: Ravioli, Beef Stew, Mac & Cheese,

Popcorn, Prepared Dry Microwavable Meals

Ketchup Mustard, Relish

Hot Sauce, Steak Sauce

Seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic)



Baby Wipes, Anti-Bacterial Wipes, Hand Sanitizer

Liquid Hand Soap

Body Wash, Body Lotion/Moisturizer, Body Powder

Foot Powder, Foot Inserts or Insole Cushions (gel preferred)

Shampoo, Conditioner (male & female)

Anti-Itch Powder, Deodorant (male & female)

Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Dental Floss, Mouth Wash

Shaving Cream or Gel, Disposable Razors

Q-Tips, Cotton Balls or Wipes, Kleenex Tissues (travel size)

Feminine Hygiene Products (tampons & liners)

Comb, Brush, Hair Ties, Bobby Pins, Hair Gel

Nail Clippers, Nail File



Chap Stick, Lip Moisturizer, Lip Balm

Sunblock (SPF 45 or greater, pump spray or lotion only)

Insect Repellant (pump spray or lotion only)

Lozenges, Cough Drops, Nasal Spray

Eye Drops, Antacids, Advil or Tylenol, Midol

Sinus and Cold Medicine

Hemorrhoid Cream

Band-Aids, Liquid Band-Aid, Neosporin



Crossword Puzzle, Word Search or Math Puzzle Books

Paperback Books (new or gently used)

Comic Books, Magazines (current)

Dominoes, Checkers/Chess (small board games)

Playing Cards, Poker Chips

Football, Whiffle Ball, Soccer Ball, Hand Air Pump

Hacky Sacks, Frisbee

Model Toy Sets, Yo-Yo’s, Jigsaw Puzzles (under 300 pcs)

Baseball & Mitts (new or used)

DVD’s, Headphones




Air Fresheners (non-aerosol)

Ziploc Bags (quart & gallon size)

Batteries (AA, AAA, C & D)

Alarm Clock

Sheets, Pillowcases, Blankets (twin size only)

Stationary, Cards, Scotch Tape, Tacks

Phone Cards


Hand & Foot Warmers

Socks, Gloves, Sunglasses

Flip Flops, Shoelaces (for sneakers)

Detergent Pods, Dryer Softener Sheets

Toothpicks, Straws