A Few Hours of Your Time, or Your Donation,
Can Make a Big Difference!
Consider helping St. Michael's Soldiers provide the thanks that our service men and women deserve.
You can volunteer. St. Michael's Soldiers is 100% completely comprised of volunteers. You can assist with packing boxes during donation drives, sorting donations, fund raising, running errands, and developing new contacts. The list of things to do keeps growing! You can donate. Both financial and material donations are needed to support our deployed, returning, and local wounded troops.
You can plan a donation drive. Schools, businesses, neighborhoods, social and civic groups, churches, bible study groups, and scout troops can hold donation drives. St. Michael's Soldiers will provide you with all of the information and supplies that you need to hold a donation drive.
Schedule an "Adopt a Box For Shipping" event. You pick the date and we'll show up with "Home Sweet Home" boxes filled for our troops that your school, business, neighborhood, social or civic group, church, bible study group, or scout troop can adopt. The adoption fee per box is $20 to cover the cost of packaging and shipping. Each adaptor is given a special note card to address to the service member receiving package and we do the rest.
"Christmas is a time for celebration and being thankful, and that is sometimes forgotten when you are away from the ones you love. But to receive a care package in the mail with needed items and a hand-written card, reminds us that there are people back home that are supportive of the sacrifices we make day in and day out."
LCOL Greg Beaulieu, USMC
Items That Our Deployed Service Men and Women Request Most
PLEASE!! No chocolate (it melts and makes a mess!), and NO PORNOGRAPHY!
|Drinks||Food, continued||Fun Stuff, continued||Health & Hygiene, continued||Miscellaneous, continued|
|Capri Sun||Nuts||Travel Size Games||Shaving Cream||Can Opener|
|Country Time Lemonade||Peanut Butter||Card Games||Foot Powder||Boot Socks (white, gray, green or black only with thick soles - can be found at Wal-Mart)|
|Gatorade Packets||Popcorn||Comic Books||Anti Fungal||Ankle Socks (white, black, tan)|
|Lipton Tea Mixes||Pop Tarts||Electronic Games||Body Powder||Bug Spray|
|Flavored Coffee &
|Pretzels||Holiday Decorations||Hand Sanitizer||Gloves|
|Flavored Drinks Mixes||Protein Bars||Magazines (new or used)||Hair Brush / Comb||Gum|
|Hot Chocolate||Protein Snacks||Playing Cards||Kleenex||Laundry Detergent|
|Hot Cider||Power Bars||Poker Chips||Mouthwash||Dryer Sheets|
|Flavored Creamers||Cereal Bars||Word Puzzles||Neosporin / Bacitracin||Journal|
|Food||Ramen Noodles||Nerf Balls||Bar Soap||Plastic Utensils|
|Beef Jerky||Microwavable Soups||Soccer Balls||Shampoo / Conditioner||Reusable Microwave Containers|
|Beef Sausage (no pork or
|Miicrowavable Single meals||Trivial Pursuit (cards only)||Thera-Flu||Straws in Plastic Wrappers|
|Candy - All Kinds, but
No Chocolate; It Melts!
Tootsie Rolls O.K
|Chef Boyardee||Disposable Cameras||Cold & Flu Liquid Packs||Napkins|
|Canned Meats (No pork or
|Hamburger Helper singles||Silly Putty||Throat Lozenges||Stationery|
|Canned Cheese||Easy Mac||Wooden & Styrofoam Airplanes||Vitamin C Drops||Envelopes|
|Canned Chips||Single-Serve Brownie Bowls||Toilet Paper||Stamps|
|Canned Fruit||Chocolate & Lemon Microwave Cakes||Health & Hygiene||Toothbrushes||Tan & Green T-Shirts (various sizes, mostly medium & large|
|Canned Salsa & Dips||Instant Oatmeal||Aspirin & Other Pain Relievers||Toothpaste||Fleece Blankets|
|Canned Tuna||Sunflower Seeds||Antacids||Wet Wipes or Baby Wipes (many soldiers are without running water& use these for personal hygiene)||Pantyhose (used for cleaning weapons)|
|Chicken Snack Pack
|Hard Candy (For Soldiers & Children||Alka Seltzer||Air Fresheners||Beanie Babies (for soldiers & children|
|Cookies||Tabasco Sauce||Aspirin-regular &fun ones||Lotion|
|Combos||Flavored Salt & Pepper||Chapstick||Hand & Foot Warmers||PRAYERS!!!|
|Cough Drops||Heat Packs|
|Granola Bars||Fun Stuff||Dental Floss||Girly Stuff for our Female Service Members|
|Books (new or used)||Floss Picks||Miscellaneous|
|Little Debbie's||Travel Size Games||Disposable Razors||Batteries|