Looking for ways to support and honor U.S. military servicemembers and veterans who protect our security and freedom?
Below are links to programs that offer aid to our military — everything from care packages to emergency services to military family support.
The following charitable organizations help send gifts, cards, and care packages to our troops:
The Billy Blanks Foundation – The Billy Blanks Foundation was founded by the creator of Tae Bo. One of the foundations many projects is sending care packages to U.S. Servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Adopt a Platoon – Support the troops through gifts and sponsored mail.
Any Soldier – Sponsor care packages to servicemembers in Iraq.
Army and Air Force Exchange Services – Purchase gift certificates for active and hospitalized servicemembers.
Blue Star Mothers – Organizes postcards to troops and care packages, and is currently petitioning Congress for reduced air fares for servicemembers.
Books for Soldiers – Donate books, movies, and more.
Cell Phones for Soldiers – Donate your old cell phones, which pay for calling cards for our troops.
Commissary Gift Certificates – Give the gift of groceries — buy or donate gift certificates.
DefendAmerica – Send a virtual thank-you card.
A Million Thanks – Collects emails and letters of appreciation for our armed forces.
Operation Air Conditioner – Help pay for air conditioners and heaters for the troops.
Operaton Dear Abbey – Send greetings and messages of support.
Operation Give – Donate toys to be given to the children of Iraq.
Operation Gratitude – Contribute to care packages sent to our servicemembers.
Operation Homefront Hugs – Contribute to care packages, or adopt a servicemember.
Operation Troop Aid – Provide care packages for our deployed U.S. Servicemembers.
Operation Uplink – Donate a calling card to help keep servicemembers in touch with their families.
Operation USO Care Package – Sponsor a care package for $25.
Treats for Troops – Purchase care packages for Soldiers.
Help with Mailing Packages
Instructions on Sending Mail to Servicemembers – Straight from the U.S. Postal Service, instructions and recommendations on sending individual mail to servicemembers.