Sunday, April 25, 2010

CARE PACKAGES

Several of you have asked me what to send Bryan in a care package. Below are some items I think he and the others would like. Because Bryan will be getting so many packages, I know he will share. Please do not let this hinder you from sending something. At the end of May or early June, the PX (post exchange) at their FOB will be closing. That means he and the guys won't have a store to buy the things they need. To make matters worse, they will stop delivering mail to his FOB at the end of May. Once his FOB closes he'll move to another area, but I don't know how long he'll be without amenities.

Keep in mind, he's in the Infantry - that means ALL BOYS! There is no need to send any girl stuff as there are none!




trail mix granola bars
brownies/cookies (may want to research how to package)
nuts
beef jerkey
tuna salad kits
canned fruit w/pop top
popcorn (microwave)
fruit snacks
cereal (individually packaged) - bryan's favorites are golden grahams and life
drink mixes - gatorade (orange) and propel (grape or berry)
coffee/splenda/dry creamer
plastic containers


travel toiletries - shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant
baby wipes
face lotion
sunscreen
chapstick
kleenex
air/room fresheners
magazines

ANYTHING PERSONAL! He loves pictures, cards and letters. They encourage him and help subside the homesickness!

Please do not include anything with pork. Also, please don't send religious material in bulk. However, you are more than welcome to send something along those lines to him only.


THANKS TO YOU ALL!

2 comments:

  1. Ang, are there any other postal particulars we should keep in mind, eg, size/weight of packages?

    Thanks for keeping us posted! Blessings to you both--

    Twom

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  2. Oops - Cindy just reminded me about your flat-rate comment from your earlier post...we'll go that route!

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