How to Send Cards and Care Packages to the Troops for Christmas
Tens of thousands of troops will not be able to spend Christmas with their families. Make sure no one is forgotten during the holidays by sending cards and care packages to the men and women defending our freedom.
There are several organizations accepting packages for the troops this year.
Send your Holiday card and write a short note for troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world. Please remember to send Christmas cards ‘unsealed’ in blank envelopes. Put all your cards in a larger envelope or box, with your name and address. Mail no later than December 1, 2019 in order to have enough time to make it to their ultimate destination by Christmas.
United Soldiers and Sailors of America
700 Pennsylvania Ave SE - Suite 2104
Washington, DC 20003
Since it's not possible to write directly to or be a direct pen pal with a deployed soldier, Support Our Troops sends cards & care packages to soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Airmen.
Support Our Troops
13791 N. Nebraska Avenue
Tampa, FL 33613
Soldiers' Angels has six teams of Angels who provide support to deployed service members. Every year these teams send thousands of cards, letters, care packages and other requested items to service members deployed all over the world with Stuffed Stockings. Sign up to pledge a Stuffed Stocking for the holidays.
Send cards and care packages to Hugs for Soldiers. They encourage holiday packages filled with snacks and other items for the holidays. Cards and packages must be sent by Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Care package items:
Individual packets of hot chocolate or apple cider
Holiday candy (great time of year to ship chocolate)
Trail mix, nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds
Slim Jims or Beef Jerky
Instant Ramen Noodle Soup
Hand and Toe Warmers (it gets really cold in Afghanistan and Iraq)
Gallon size Ziplock bags used for packing food items
A new pair of socks (white/black athletic)
Knit/Crochet Hats and Scarves (black, navy, dark brown or green)
Hugs for Soldiers
P.O. Box 2887
Duluth, GA 30096
Military Missions use thousands of cards each year in care packages. Cards from people living all over the USA are included. 10 to 15 personalized cards and letters are placed in each box. They hope to send 8000 care packages this year. That means they need 80,000 cards.
Military Missions Inc.
3650 Boston Rd.
Operation Gratitude accepts cards and letters year round. They have a specific need for letters for new recruits, veterans and first responders. You must register with Operation Gratitude before sending letters, cards or care packages. Learn more at Operation Gratitude website.
A Million Thanks
17853 Santiago Boulevard, #107-355
Villa Park, CA 92861