What can you put in care packages for soldiers?

Here are some military care package ideas that are appreciated by service members:

  • Necessities, such as sunblock, socks, underwear, flip-flops, lip balm and powder.
  • Snacks, including chips, salsa, nuts, cookies, beef jerky, non-melting candy and trail mix in packaging that isn’t easily crushed.

Can you still send care packages to soldiers?

Military supporters can easily send care packages to deployed troops through the USO. There are multiple ways to send a care package to troops overseas. By donating through USO Wishbook, you’ll be symbolically donating a care package to a service member in need of just a little comfort.

Is it free to send care packages to soldiers?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers a free “Military Care Kit” with the necessary supplies for sending packages overseas, including boxes, packing tape and customs forms. Visit the USPS website to get your free kit, which will be shipped to you and arrive at your doorstep within 5 to 7 business days.

What can I not send in a military care package?

Here’s a few things to avoid:

  • DON’T send adult entertainment, alcohol or drugs (these items are illegal and can get the soldier in trouble)
  • DON’T send aerosols or pressurized products.
  • DON’T send firearms or ammunition (we’re already armed and this is illegal)
  • DON’T send perishable foods.

How do I send a package to someone in the military?

So let’s dive in:

  1. Step #1: Figure Out Your Service Member’s Military Address.
  2. Step #2: Locate the Proper Form at the Post Office.
  3. Step #3: Fill Out the Form.
  4. Step #4: Fill Out Customs Information, and be Specific!
  5. Step #5: Bring Your Package and Completed Customs Form to the Postal Worker.

Is the USPS military care package kit free?

The kit is free, and each box is emblazoned with “America Supports You,” which is sure to comfort those who are away from home. – 1 Roll Priority Mail tape.

Where can I find care packages for troops?

Sailors and Marines sort mail aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg.)

What do the USO care packages look like?

The Snack Pack and Toiletry Pack are ‘desert tan’ in color and constructed with a durable nylon material that has a M.O.L.L.E. system on the back of the pouch for attachment on most military issued gear. “I received a bunch of USO goodie kits in the mail that everyone is loving. The M.O.L.L.E. attachment (woven button snaps) are super.”