Beef Jerky/Slim Jim's/Beef Sticks, Summer Sausage, Tuna/Chicken/Salmon Foil Pouches, Microwavable Meals, Instant Oatmeal Packs, Microwave Popcorn, Mac n' Cheese, Energy/Power/Granola Bars, Ramen Noodles/Cup of Soup, Hard Pretzels/Cheetos/Fritos/Chex Mix, Wheat Thins/Cheese Its, Girl Scout Cookies/Fig Newtons (sm pack), Pumkin Seeds/Sunflower Seeds/(salted), Rice Krispie Treats (store-bought only), Pop Tarts, Fruit by the Foot/Fruit Gummies/Fruit Roll Ups, Peanuts/Mixed Nuts (salted), Cheese (small pkg. Velveeta or other processed types), Peanut Butter (individual 4 packs), Soup to Go, Small Juice Boxes, Gum, Hard Candy (individually wrapped), Licorice, Hot Chocolate/Cider Packets, Coffee (individual size servings), Drink Mix Powders, Crystal Light flavorings (sticks), Condiments/ Salt/ Pepper.
TOILETRIES: TRAVEL SIZE
Cotton Balls/Cotton Swabs, Lip Balm/Chap Stick, Femine Hygiene Products, Baby Wipes, Liquid Hand Sanitizer, Foot Powder, Eye Drops/Saline Nasal Spray, Shaving Cream (NO AEROSOL CANS) Nail File/Emery Boards/ Nail Clippers, Band-Aids/ First Aid Kits/ Gauze Pads, Pocket Size Tissues, Lozenges/Cough Drops, Sunblock-AP45, Zinc, Aloe Vera Gel, Bug Repellant (NO AEROSOL CANS)Combs/Brushes/ Bobby Pins.
(We no longer accept hotel samples)
Zip-loc Bags (snack-, sandwich- & quart-size), iTune Cards, Thumb Drives, LED Flashlights, DVD Movies (new or used), Batteries (AA, AAA, C & D),
Yo-Yo's/Frisbees/ Hackey Sacks, Nerf Footballs/ Whiffle Balls, Dominoes/Travel Games, Crossword Puzzle books/Word Search Books, Math Puzzle Books/ Sudoko Books, Day Planners/ Small Pocket Calendar, Air Fresheners, Fly Traps/ Fly Swatters/ Mosquito netting, Sticky Mousetraps, Shoe Insole Cushions, Pens & Mechanical Pencils, Stationary & Envelopes (blank cards to send home).
This is a suggested shopping list if you would like to donate items to be included in the 'Troop Care' packages shipped to deployed men and women serving in the Armed Forces
TVBSMA Wish List
At the moment, our greatest need is a facility from which we can serve and in which we can store our inventory. If you know of a business or individual that can donate the use of a space, please contact us. Thanks!
* Care Packages *
Let us know the name and address of your deployed service member.
We ship care packages at no cost to the service members or their families.
As the type of world-wide military engagement has changed for our men/women in the service, so has our shopping list.
So we want to share some of the things we have learned about sending care packages to those who are deployed.
Some DO’s and DON’Ts
•Package all liquids, creams in small snack size or quart baggies.
•Use lots of hard candy in place of packing beads.
•DON’T include bar soap in the boxes.
All food items enclosed in a box for 2 weeks with a bar of soap will taste just like that bar of soap.