I have a friend that is currently deployed and I’ve been steadily mailing boxes for him and his team. Here are some more ideas for you:
AIR FRESHENERS! This is a big request! Apparently the potties and the tents/barracks smell something fierce! Make sure you suggest that they put these in Zip-Lock bags!
Gold Bond Powder…It’s HOT over there!
Canned fruit in the flip top cans. Makes it way easier for them to open and they can just “drink” it right out of the little cans.
Hot Sauce (maybe something other than Tabasco Sauce)
Beef Jerky. There must be 20 – 30 different varieties!
Spam (flip top cans) There are a bunch of varieties of this too
Vienna Sausages (flip top cans)
I bag almost everything in Zip-Lock bags. Because the Post Office has the “flat rate” boxes, this really is a huge cost benefit for canned goods and magazines! Don’t forget to include the local news papers…especially their “Local” sections and comics!
Pictures of what the county, township, city or villages are doing to the roads (fix-ups), bridges, trees, buildings, etc.
Pictures of the kids classrooms with pictures, signs and activities for the fathers & mothers that are deployed. They may need permission from teachers/administration before doing this.
Hope this helps.
JuliePS One more thing…encourage everyone to HAND write their notes! Typing or computer generated notes are nice but nothing says genuine and heartfelt like hand written notes!
Monday, September 22, 2008
I've been getting more emails lately and more ideas from people which means people ARE reading this! SO..here's the latest suggestions: