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Reaching Out to Our Heroes At Home and Worldwide.


We honor our heroes by attempting to ease the strain of deployment through homegrown support.


If you are a member of the U.S. military, we offer our deep gratitude and thanks for your sacrificial service. If you have a family member, friend or loved one who serves our country in the armed forces, we thank you for your sacrifice of their presence close by you.

We invite you to register yourself or your loved one to receive an Operation Shoebox care package.

Every Operation Shoebox package is lovingly assembled, shipped and received within a few weeks. They may contain items like toiletries, snacks, hats or socks, puzzle books, candy, magazines, cookies, coffee, letters and cards.

Spread the word! It’s our honor to extend this token of appreciation.

If you would like to have your unit featured as unit as the month please send us a pic and tell us about your unit.

To request a package for yourself or someone else please fill out the form below.

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

Who are you? (required)

E-mail (required)

Recipient (required)

How Many? (required)

Care Package Recipient's Gender (required)

How Many Males? (suggested)

How Many Females? (suggested)

Full Address of Recipient (required)

Return Date (YYYY-MM-DD)

Address Release? (required)

Medical Supplies (i.e., Band-Aids)? (required)

New or Used Books? (required)

Stuffed Animals or School Supplies? (required)

Would you like to have a PenPal? (required)

Troops for Teachers (required)
(Our Troops for Teachers program pairs teachers and classes with individual overseas service members.)

Feminine Hygiene Products? (required)




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.

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

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

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

Thank you for your support. It is amazing to watch the faces of my troop when they receive your gifts of generosity. You lift them up and keep them motivated. Thank you for everything you do.


From: SSG John S

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

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

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

Thank you all for the numerous packages that you sent us a few weeks ago! They were distributed all across post and our soldiers truly loved everything in them!  Your hard work, dedication and generosity is truly
appreciated.  It makes us especially happy when we see all of time, effortand care that went into packing each box.  Again, thank you all and may God Bless You!

PFC Hiss