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Reaching Out to Our Heroes At Home and Worldwide.

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Over 1 Million Shoeboxes

Delivered to Our Troops!

Over 50,000 Christmas Stockings

Delivered to Our Troops!

Over 200 Tons of Goods

Delivered to Our Troops!

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Video Clips Needed!

If you are active duty or know someone active duty we are looking for short video clips from our troops telling people what it means to you to get a care package. We appreciate any videos we can get greatly and you can email them to Mary at and if he can put it on the troop sign up page somewhere that would be great to.

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Reach Out To Our Heros

When you reach out...

• it means warm toes on a cold night.
• it means a magazine to browse where there's no cable television.
• it means extra coffee on a sleepy morning.
• it makes all the difference.
• it means dignity.

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Your monthly support means the world to our troops around the world.

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Tri-Eagle Sales Celebrates One Millionth Box with Van Donation

As Operation Shoebox honors Veteran’s Day by packing its one millionth care package, its workers and volunteers are delighted to receive a van as a donation from Florida-based Tri-Eagle Sales. Operation Shoebox...

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Millionth Shoebox

As we celebrate shipping our millionth care package, we remember our homegrown beginning and milestones along the way. Discover why we ship home comforts to our troops deployed worldwide.

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Live Fox News Coverage!

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Trick or Treat for the Troops

This Halloween, residents of Spruce Creek banded together to join in Operation Shoebox’s “Trick or Treat for Troops” program.Volunteers young and old alike collected the fun-sized candy that will be sent overseas to deployed service members.

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Sam’s Club Employees Rally

To the wonderful people that work in Market 56 thank you so much for all your...

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Eagle Scout candidate collects supplies for troops

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July 17, 2012 Mrs. Harper and volunteers, We can’t thank you enough for your...

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July 14, 2012 Just a quick line to let you know that the plt. recieved your...

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June 18, 2013 Good morning from Afghanistan, We conduct aerial resupply...

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June 14, 2013 I would like to personally thank you for your generous gifts to...

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Operation Shoebox Mission

Operation Shoebox embraces a practical mission of providing hands-on support for our troops deployed overseas and returning home. It is the mission of Operation Shoebox to meet the needs of every hero with dignity and appreciation.

Whether it looks like packing coffee, socks, toothpaste and sports gear into care packages or sending letters of encouragement, whether it looks like organizing fundraisers or collecting supplies for homeless veterans, Operation Shoebox is committed to treating every hero with care and honor.

When you give a tax-deductible donation to Operation Shoebox, you can take pride in knowing that 100% of your gift goes directly to shipping costs and care package supplies. Shipping costs for an average month total between $11,000 and $17,000 in postage.

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Troop of the month

CH (CPT) Miller J. Eichelberger “Ike” 1-68 AR “Silver Lions” Battalion Chaplain

I am a Army chaplain serving with 1-68th Armor Battalion. Our battalion falls under the 3 Brigade Combat Team which falls under 4th Infantry Division located in Ft. Carson, CO. My job is my life and I am available for Soldiers 24/7. I love what I do and I will continue to serve God, family, Soldier, and Country faithfully.

I am originally from Mississippi. I have been married 14 years to Leslie and we have two children Zoe 10 and Elijah 5. I have a combined time of 21 years of military service, Active (12 years) and National Guard (9 years). I am a former Infantry Soldier of Desert Storm. I am currently serving a second tour in Iraq as a chaplain.

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Thank you for the care packages we received here at FOB Wright, Afghanistan. The care packages truly mean a lot to many Soldiers deployed right now. Because we are in an outlying area, many packages do not get out here fast enough for the Soldiers. When they do receive the care packages, it’s like a piece of home for many. Especially for me, I appreciate the comics, crossword puzzles, and have found good use for the tube socks also. Once again,
thank you for all of your support.

Blackwell, William H

My name is SPC Tish House, and I am one of the many thankful Soldiers who received your goody bag. Thank you so much for your support, time, and effort. It makes us feel great knowing that someone cares. You all are awesome! God Bless You And Thank You Soooooooo Much!!!

SPC Tish House

I just got one of your packages today and it was awesome!  We got 8 bags, and I dispersed them quickly.  Also, in the bags were some knit beanies.  Man those were awesome!  I will be sending an email soon with a picture of a few of us sporting them!

Philip C.

Hello, I would like to extend a warm thank you for all that you all have done for my Soldiers located here in Afghanistan.  I am the First Sergeant for Headquarters Company.  I am just arriving to our final location and this is where we operate from.  I noticed the stockings that were sent and passed out to our Soldiers. I want you to know the looks on their faces were priceless.  Knowing they would be away from family during the holiday this let them know that they are not forgotten, Thanks…

SFC M M Jr. Task Force Buffalo

My name is Sergeant Carlos Valdez. I just received my care package from Operation Shoe Box today and I felt a need to email you guys back home and thank you for all the help and support all the volunteers have given to soldiers like myself. It’s been a while since I received mail here and this was definitely a moral booster. I would also like to thank Eleanor Sullivan from Summerfield Florida for the lovely card sent in my package, please let her know that her kind words didn’t go unnoticed and …

SGT Carlos Valdez

I just want to send a quick note to say “thank you” for all the time you spend putting together your care packages for America’s Service Members! I received one the other day and it is so nice to have some comfort items and necessities. I really appreciate your kindness, caring thoughts and prayers!

LTC John Hammer

I would like to thank you for the care packages that you sent to us. It really does mean a lot to my troops and myself when we know there are people who do care for us. We greatly appreciate your efforts in making us feel more at home away from our families. I want to let you know that your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Thank you again.

SFC Montalvo

Just a quick note to say thanks for the care packages that you sent over to the 371st SUS BDE. The soldiers really like the items and even more is the fact that there are people like you that care and think about us while we are away from our families. So again I am very thankful to you. Thanks, thanks thanks.

SSG Rodney Jenkins

My name is Lewis and I am a Warrant Officer in the US Army stationed at Kandahar, Afghanistan. My unit received your care packages the other day and I want to say thank you! The cookies and Cracker Jacks are always fun to get, but I was mostly touched by a simple handwritten note from Ruth Salerno. The soldiers here do our job because we love our fellowman and we still believe in America. We do not seek accolades, yet I find it very satisfying (and humbling) to know you believe in us. You call u…

Lewis Thomas

My name is Brad Nelson and I received a care package from you today. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Myself along with the rest of my company is extremely grateful for your generosity. The treats that you sent were a huge boost in moral and made my day along with many others. It is such a great feeling to know that there are people like you who are willing to support our troops.

CW2 Brad Nelson