Critically-needed Items

UPDATED FOR June 1- July 31, 2014

The following items are needed for our current campaign, Operation Beat the Heat:

  • Monetary donations to assist with high shipping costs 
  •  Snack Items: Nuts, trail mix, granola and energy bars, pretzels (no chips), Rice Krispie treats, microwave popcorn, beef jerky (beef products only, no pork), Slim Jims, powdered drink mix singles (Gatorade, Propel, and Crystal Light most requested), chewing gum, tuna and chicken salad packets, 6 pack cookie singles (Oreos preferred)
  •  Pens

Please do not send the following:

  • Aerosol products (contents under pressure), alcohol, tobacco, pork, and large toiletries.  We appreciate snack-sized or individual-sized items.
  • We do not currently have a need for any sunscreen products.

Most Requested Item List

Below is a list of items that are most requested by our service members and needed on an ongoing basis.

Entertainment: New DVDs, New CDs, Comics, Playing Cards, Travel Games, Sudoku, Word Searches, and Crossword Puzzles

Miscellaneous Items: Ziploc Bags (Gallon, Quart, Sandwich), Unused Paperback Books, and Batteries

Toiletries: (Travel-size Preferred) Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Razors, Eye Drops, Q-tips, Dental Floss, Unscented Wet Wipes, Personal Cleansing Wipes, Feminine Hygiene Products, Tissues ( Small Packs), Hand Sanitizer, Shampoo, Body Wash, Foot Powder, and Body Powder, Band-aids, and Mole Skin (To Prevent Blisters)

Writing Supplies: Postage Stamps, Envelopes, Lined Writing Tablets, Stationary, and Black Ink Pens

Food/Snacks: Please note, all snacks must be prepackaged. Homemade goodies are discouraged. Individual sized items are easier for our troops to store. Microwavable meal bowls ( Macaroni & Cheese Is A Favorite), Ramen Noodles, Beef Jerky, Power/Granola Bars, Twizzlers, Chewing Gum, Trail Mix, Slim Jims, Cookies, Dried Fruit, Drink Mix Singles ( Propel & Gatorade Are Favorites),Coffee Singles, Nuts (Pistachios Are A Favorite),  Nacho Cheese Singles, Pretzels, Microwavable Popcorn, Fruit-by-the-foot, Pringles, and Prepackaged Tuna and Chicken Salad Lunches.

Cold Weather Items: The items below are to be sent during the winter months.  Chocolate, Hot Cocoa Packets, Hats ( helmet liners), Gloves (Tactical & Cold Weather), and Pocket/Foot Warmers

Warm Weather Items: The items below are to be sent during the summer months.  Pocket Fans, Fly Traps, Water Guns, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent (Off  With Deet Requested), and Neck Tie Coolers (Please Inquire For Pattern)