Operation: Show our Love

Items to send to the troops 

~~ We are always in need of Ziploc gallon sized bags.  We have to double bag all liquids so we go thru quite a few of them and run out often.

Food:

~~*Drink mixes, i.e. Gatorade, iced tea, Kool-Aid, and lemonade (Crystal Light) To Go *Caffeinated Coffee, powdered creamers, sugar packets or boxes

*Beef sticks/jerky/Slim Jims

*Gum Chips/pretzels/cookies

Candy

Packets of instant oatmeal

Microwave Popcorn

Regular, Peanut and Peanut Butter M&M’s

Protein Powder

Individual serving sized cereal boxes

Protein or soy bars

Nuts, especially peanuts

Snack cakes/pastries

Vienna sausages (non pork)

Dried Fruit and fruit cups

Chef Boy R Dee, any little microwavable cups

Tuna pouches

Ramen Noodles in cups,

Campbells Soup In Hand, any cup-a-soup


~~SNACKS FROM HOME: Troops love the kinds of snacks we take for granted because they can't get them in the field. These items are a great reminder of home and sending them shows we care!


Toiletries:

 TOILETRIES: Believe it or not the troops sometimes have to go a long time without a shower so these items are greatly appreciated and once again, these items are things we take for granted! *Baby wipes

*Deodorant

*Shampoo

*Soap/body wash/hand sanitizer

Toothpaste and toothbrushes, floss, mouthwash

Shaving cream (non-aerosol), Razors and extra blades. (or disposable razors)

Q-tips

Toilet paper and Kleenex tissues

Wash clothes, hand towels and bath towels

Sun Screen and Bug Spray


OTHER: These items will make life a little easier for our troops!

*Ziploc snack, sandwich and Quart sized bags

*Air Fresheners

*Alkaline batteries AA, AAA

Tupperware/Rubbermaid/Glad/Ziploc storage containers

Notepads/notebooks/notebook paper, pencils and pens, envelopes, stationary, postcards.


ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS: Our troops work a LOT of hours and when they do get downtime, they need something to help them unwind.

*DVD’s (movies)  CD’s (music)

Any kind of entertainment items would be greatly appreciated, i.e. DVD's, X-box games, PS2 games, board games, playing cards, Crossword puzzle books, word search books, etc. Sports equipment Current magazines, etc.