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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 for Adopt a Troop program?* (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)


    *The Adopt a Troop program allows supporters to create their own care packages and send them directly overseas to the troops. The only information given to these supporters is the name, address and return date of the troop they are paired with.



    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

    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

    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 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 … Read more

    SGT Carlos Valdez

    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… Read more

    SFC M M Jr. Task Force Buffalo

    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… Read more

    Lewis Thomas

    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 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

    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