Ready to create your own care packages? Follow these guidelines for success:
Keep Food and Toiletries separate. Why you ask? When they are housed together, sometimes the food takes on the taste of the toiletries. No matter how good the bar of soap or detergent that you included smells, the crackers wont taste as good once they absorb the other items aroma. So it's much nicer and tastier for the soldier receiving the care package to have them packed separate, and shipped in different boxes as well!!
Buy and send travel size items. Troops have little room for storage and must carry 50+ pounds in gear.
DO NOT SEND PORK
DO NOT SEND HOMEMADE FOOD ITEMS
DO NOT SEND PORNOGRAPHY OR ALCOHOL
Include a note to voice your appreciation,along with your email or address in case they choose to respond. We like to add a few extra blank note cards for them to send to loved ones.