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PACKAGES FROM HOME

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The sky's the limit in terms of how creative and fun your donation drive can be!

Many people find it easy to help us raise needed supplies by simply asking their friends and family or doing a social media post. Many supporters will solicit local grocery stores, retailers, or other sponsors to collect needed items. Feel free to use and share our wish list (Below), which also contains canine supplies. When your donation drive is complete, simply contact us to let us know your donation is coming, deliver/send your supplies to us, and we'll take care of the rest.

Wish List:

Food

Travel-sized, individually-wrapped items are the most helpful for our troops.

  • Canned soup and entrees - small cans with easy-open tops

  • Individual pouches of tuna, chicken, turkey, beef, salmon

  • Top Ramen, macaroni and cheese - small, individual servings

  • Instant oatmeal - individual packets

  • Jelly - squeezable, in small, individual plastic containers

  • Peanut butter - in small plastic containers (to-go sizes are great!)

  • Slim Jims - all sizes

  • Beef Jerky - individual packs, approximately 2-5 oz

  • Nuts & dried fruit - cashews, peanuts, corn nuts, sunflower seeds, trail mix in individual packets, freeze-dried apples/mangos/etc.

  • Granola, protein and energy bars

  • 6-packs of crackers or cookies

  • Snack bags of crackers, cookies, pretzels, etc. - please, no chips

  • Saltines or Ritz crackers

  • Girl Scout cookies/cookies in small boxes

  • Pop Tarts

  • Popcorn

  • Rice Krispies Treats

  • Fruit snacks - individual size

  • Gum

  • Mints

  • Drink mix singles - Crystal Lite, Gatorade, Coffee/Tea, etc.

  • Coffee - ground, vacuum packed, K-cups, or cans 1 pound or smaller

  • Tea bags - individually wrapped

  • Hot chocolate packets

  • Condiment packets - hot sauce, mustard, relish, ketchup, mayonnaise, creamer, sugar, salt & pepper, sweetener, etc.

  • Tabasco and hot sauce - 2 oz size

  • Dried spices

  • Fitness supplements- protein powder, bar, pre-workout

Hygiene

Travel-sized, individually-wrapped items are the most helpful for our troops.

*Please note that we cannot ship aerosol cans

  • Foot powder - 1-3 oz

  • Baby powder

  • Eye drops

  • Lip balm

  • Sunscreen - 6-8 oz

  • Deodorant and/or antiperspirant - stick or roll on, please no aerosol cans

  • Lotion, hand cream, face cream - 1-5 oz

  • Shampoo and conditioner - travel size

  • Body wash and liquid soap - travel size

  • Ethnic/coarse hair products

  • Hand sanitizer - 2-8 oz

  • Insect repellent - please no aerosol cans

  • Wet wipes (unscented) - packs of 60 or fewer

  • Toilet paper - individually wrapped

  • Tissue Packs - travel size

  • Feminine hygiene products - tampons, pads, etc.

  • Disposable razors

  • Shaving cream - please no aerosol cans

  • Toothbrushes - individually packaged

  • Toothpaste - travel size

  • Dental floss and disposable handheld flossers

  • Band-Aids

  • Dryer sheets

  • Boot Socks, black, brand name - adult sizes

  • T-shirts - adult sizes

  • Boxer shorts - adult sizes

  • Helmet liners

  • Cool neckties

  • Hair ties for female soldiers in natural hair colors: blonde, brown, black

  • Cheap plastic flip flops in different sizes, to be used as shower shoes

  • Hanging fly paper rolls

Recreation & Entertainment
  • Paperback books

  • Magazines

  • CDs or music download gift cards

  • DVDs or movie download gift cards

  • Travel-size board games, puzzles, models, dominoes, etc.

  • Electronic handheld games - poker, solitaire, etc.

  • Puzzle books - crossword, Sudoku, word search, etc.

  • Sports equipment and nets - ping pong, golf, basketball, baseball, etc.

  • Video game consoles, controllers, and games

  • Batteries

  • Power packs/banks

  • All-in-one Travel adaptor

  • Small stuffed animals, beanie baby sized

  • Phone charging cables (Apple and Android)

Packages For Hope
  • Washcloths - new

  • Toothbrushes - individually packaged

  • Toothpaste - travel size

  • Soap bar

  • Shampoo and conditioner

  • Lotion - travel size

  • Disposable razors

  • Deodorant or antiperspirant - stick or roll on, please no aerosol cans

  • Lip Balm

  • Brushes and Combs - travel size or foldable

  • Cotton balls - individually packaged or travel size containers

  • Q-tips - individually packaged or travel size containers

  • Alcohol swabs - individually sealed

  • Band-aids

  • Boxers and Briefs - new in original packaging, both men and women, various sizes

  • Socks - new in original packaging, both men and women, various sizes

  • Tampons and pads

  • Nail Clippers - new in original packaging

  • Sewing Kits

  • Shower Caps

  • Fungal Cream - travel size

Bones From Home

*Please note that Military Working Dogs are 70+ pounds and may only use products made in the U.S.A.

  • Canine ear cleaner

  • Canine eye wash

  • Canine antiseptic spray

  • Paw pad cream

  • Canine lotion

  • Canine shampoo - mild, not heavily-fragranced, with an oatmeal base for dry/sensitive skin

  • Canine bath wipes

  • Grooming tools - brushes, combs, nail clippers, etc.

  • Canine booties

  • Collapsible water bowls

  • 4-6 ft. leashes and collars - strong enough for a 70+ pound canine

  • Muzzles - strong enough for a 70+ pound canine

  • Durable toys - Kong or Dogzilla

  • Small bags of high-quality dog food - 1-2 pound bags, made in the U.S.A.

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About PACKAGES FROM HOME

Location:

5643 N 52ND AVE, GLENDALE, AZ 85301, US

Mission Statement

Packages From Home serves active duty US military members stationed or deployed overseas (to include military working dogs & military K9 teams) as well as homeless, transitioning, and at-risk veterans by providing them with requested food, hygiene, and entertainment items to boost morale and quality of life.

Description

On 9/11 Christian Lewis watched the Twin Towers fall and enlisted in the US Army infantry the next day. His mother, and Packages From Home Founder, Kathleen Lewis, sent him care packages while he was first deployed to Iraq in 2004. Christian said receiving Packages From Home not only provided needed and familiar items but also reminded him he hadn't been forgotten-that there were people back home supporting him. Unfortunately, Christian was the only soldier in his squad receiving packages and letters from home. Kathleen rallied her closest friends and decided to "adopt" Christian’s entire squad. The group began shipping packages to all of the troops in Christian’s unit and Packages From Home was born.

Today, Packages From Home is as busy as ever working to provide for active duty military members overseas as well as veterans stateside. In 2019 we sent over 10,000 care packages impacting over 20,000 active-duty servicemembers. We also impacted over 17,000 veterans by providing 45,000 lbs of food and 6,000 lbs of hygiene items. We also provided over 270 pounds of supplies for Military K-9s!

Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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