Thousands have recently been deployed, let's show them our support!

Go Camo Care Package Collection

In recent weeks, thousands of service members have been rapidly deployed to the Middle East. Many of them received their orders with just a few short days before they had to board a plane into the unknown and now they face months of deployment amid increasing tensions in the region. Together, we can show these brave men and women that America is behind them, no matter what may come next.

The Go Camo Care Package Collection will help Soldiers' Angels collect the top-requested items we use in care packages for the deployed service members registered to receive support as well as Chaplains who may request multiple care packages that will support entire units. Our stock of care package supplies is severely depleted after our recent holiday stocking campaign and we could really use your help to replenish our supply! This campaign will also help us collect the necessary funds to keep up with the increased shipping costs we are already experiencing. Sending one care package to one service member costs Soldiers' Angels approximately $20. Soldiers' Angels will only be able to ship out additional support as the funds become available to cover the extra shipping costs, so please be sure to include monetary contributions in your support.

We provide support to service members deployed all across the Middle East and in combat zones around the world and more are registering for support each and every day. As this situation continues to unfold, please help us prepare for the additional care packages we will need to support these brave men and women.

"For the past seventeen years, it has been the mission of Soldiers' Angels to support our troops and their families— and right now is no different. Politics aside, there is stress being felt by military families whose futures are unclear. To those families, please know we are with you during this time, and we are here to provide aid and comfort however we can. This is why we exist. Please keep all those heading into harm's way in your thoughts. May No Soldier Go Unloved." - Amy Palmer, President & CEO of Soldiers' Angels 

How You Can Help

1. Set up a collection drive for your business, organization or school to collect the items specified below as well as collecting cash contributions to help cover the cost of shipping care packages overseas. You can collect items for as long or as short of a time as you would like. Once you end your collection, ship the items and cash contributions to our headquarters in San Antonio using the shipping address below*. Shipping one care package overseas costs approximately $20. Any amount of financial contributions you can include in your collection drive will help Soldiers' Angels get these packages shipped overseas.

*Please note that you will be responsible for all shipping costs associated with getting your collected items to San Antonio. If the cost of shipping your collected items to San Antonio is a concern for you, we recommend focusing on the smaller, lighter weight items to keep your shipping costs low. 

2. Purchase items at stores near you and ship them to our headquarters in San Antonio using the shipping address below* along with cash contributions to help cover the cost of shipping care packages overseas. Shipping one care package overseas costs approximately $20. Any amount of financial contributions you can include in your collection drive will help Soldiers' Angels get these packages out.

*Please note that you will be responsible for all shipping costs associated with getting your collected items to San Antonio. If the cost of shipping your collected items to San Antonio is a concern for you, we recommend focusing on the smaller, lighter weight items to keep your shipping costs low.

3. Purchase items from our Amazon** Wish List here and make a cash contribution to help cover the cost of shipping care packages overseas. We put together a list on Amazon that includes the items below. You can buy one or more of these items in any quantity and Amazon will ship the items directly to our headquarters in San Antonio. For Amazon Prime users, all or most of the items on our list qualify for free shipping through Amazon Prime. Shipping one care package costs approximately $20. Any amount of financial contributions you can include in your collection drive will help Soldiers' Angels get these packages out.

**If you're an Amazon user, take your shopping and support to the next level by using AmazonSmile to donate a portion of your purchases back to Soldiers' Angels! Here's how: 

    • From your desktop computer, access Amazon via this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ and then login with your user/password.
    • You'll be directed to a page that will ask you to select the Charitable Organization you want to support. Search for Soldiers' Angels and select.
    • From there, you'll be set up for 0.5% of your qualifying purchases to be donated back to Soldiers' Angels. However, please note, in order for your donations to be made, you must shop Amazon from the link https://smile.amazon.com/ and at this time, it can only be done from your desktop computer, not from the Amazon app on a tablet or mobile device.

4. Make a cash donation to help us ship the care packages. As you can imagine, the cost to ship hundreds of care packages overseas can be extremely expensive. As mentioned above, it costs Soldiers' Angels, on average, $20 per USPS flat rate box to send one care package. Although we are in need of the supplies, we are also in need of financial contributions to help support the drastic influx of shipping costs we are already experiencing. If you do not have the time to shop or host a collection drive, making a cash donation towards the cost of shipping the Go Camo care packages is a fast, easy, and much-needed way to support. Here are some ways to make a donation:

  • Donate online directly to the Go Camo collection fund here.
  • Mail a check or money order addressed to Soldiers' Angels using the shipping address below. Please note on your check that you would like the donation to go to "Go Camo Care Packages."
  • Call our headquarters office in San Antonio Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm central, and make a donation over the phone. (210) 629-0020
  • You can also donate online through PayPal by clicking here.

Shipping Address

If you're collecting items or purchasing items locally, you can ship all of your items to our headquarters here in San Antonio. You will be responsible for all shipping costs. We will not accept COD deliveries. If you have any questions regarding shipping, please email us.

Soldiers' Angels Go Camo

2895 NE Loop 410, Suite 107

San Antonio, Texas 78218

Collection Items:

Hygiene and Personal Care

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash
  • Wet Wipes
  • Female Hygiene Products
  • Hand Warmers
  • Manicure Set
  • Back Scratchers
  • Socks (no tube socks)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Cleaning Cloths/Spray (for glasses/goggles)

Snack Items: (All food items must be store-bought. If you are interested in baking, please check out the Soldiers' Angels Angel Baker Team)

  • Protein Bars
  • Jerky or Meat Sticks
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Freeze-Dried Fruit (Single Serve)
  • Hot Sauce Packets
  • Single-Serve Peanut Butter or Nutella
  • Single-Serve Cereals (Boxes or Cups, no bags as they will crush easily)
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Nuts/Trail Mix (Single Serve Preferred)
  • Tuna Salad Kit with Crackers
  • Chicken Salad Kit with Crackers
  • Powdered Drink Mixes like Crystal Light or Sports Drinks (Single Serve)
  • Gum 
  • Candy

Down-Time Items:

  • Small Balls or Footballs
  • Puzzle Books
  • Travel-Sized Games
  • Coloring Books
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners

Please AVOID the following items as we will not be able to include them:

  • NO AEROSOLS or SPRAYS IN CANS
  • No Pork or Pork By-Products (Slim Jims are OK)
  • Tobacco or Alcoholic Beverage Products
  • Bars of Soap
  • Anything packaged in glass
  • Sharp Objects (Knives, Tools, Safety Pins, etc.)
  • Pornography or other culturally sensitive material
  • Bagged Potato Chips (they are too easily crushed)
  • Unwrapped Candies
  • Nail Polish
  • Perfume or Cologne

Important Notes

  • Soldiers' Angels does not provide the shipping address of any service member to anyone aside from our registered Team Angel volunteers. This campaign is collecting care package items for Soldiers' Angels to ship to deployed service members. We will not be providing you with an address to ship care packages overseas.
    • If you are interested in becoming a registered Team Angel and supporting a service member directly, please refer to our Programs Page here for more information about our numerous teams that support deployed service members.
  • You do not need to pack your items into a "care package." Simply box all products together and we will sort once they are received at our warehouse. Our volunteers in San Antonio will redistribute your donated items into care packages as needed.
  • Once again, if you are collecting items or purchasing items directly and will be shipping to our headquarters, you are responsible for all shipping costs. Please keep this in mind as you collect and purchase so that you do not incur shipping charges greater than what you anticipate.

Marketing Materials

Hosting a collection drive? We have put together materials for you to use for your collection! Just click on the links below, then right-click on the image and save to your computer. If you need a higher resolution for high-quality printing, please email us here.

Team Angel Note

If you are currently registered as a Team Angel on any team other than Sewing and Crafting, any contributions you make to the Go Camo Campaign will be considered an in-kind donation only and should not be accounted for when reporting your support for your specific team. The only support opportunity we will have listed for this campaign is for the Sewing and Crafting Team to create handmade pillowcases. If you are on the Sewing and Crafting Team and pick up the pillowcase opportunity, you can include the pillowcases you contribute when you report your support. If you are not on the Sewing and Crafting Team but do want to contribute handmade or store-bought pillowcases, you are welcome to, however the situation will remain the same and it will only be counted as an in-kind donation, not support. 

Soliciting Donations

Soldiers' Angels has created collection campaigns throughout the year as an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to come together and give back to our troops and veterans. These collection campaigns are meant to be held in a way that general members of the public (ie, your friends, family, classmates, co-workers, etc.) can donate to the campaign. If you are hosting a collection, please do not solicit cash or in-kind donations from retailers, manufacturers, large corporations, or any other business entity. Due to the nature of those requests and the paperwork involved, solicitation of donations must come directly from Soldiers' Angels. In most cases, we already have a relationship established with many of the major businesses. If you happen to have a connection at a retailer, manufacturer, large corporation, or other business entity that you think would be willing to donate cash or in-kind items to Soldiers' Angels, please reach out to us and we would be happy to contact them. Email: inkind@soldiersangels.org

Media Opportunities

Any and all opportunities to share your involvement with Soldiers' Angels or your participation in this campaign with the media, including print media, news media, broadcast media (including podcasts), or major internet media (such as major blogs and YouTube channels), must first be cleared and approved by Soldiers' Angels. We would love for you to help us spread the word about Soldiers' Angels and this campaign, however, we need to ensure that the information you are sharing is accurate and that all guidelines are being followed. If you are contacted by the media, please forward the inquiry to us by emailing: media@soldiersangels.org. We will do our best to work with you and the media source to ensure your story is shared accurately and in a timely manner.

You do not need to clear anything with Soldiers' Angels if you would like to share information about your participation in this campaign through your personal social media channels or social media channels for your business or organization. We encourage you to help us spread the word through use of these channels! This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, SnapChat, and any other smaller social channel.

 

 

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“I’m currently deployed to the Middle East and I’ve received so many packages from Soldiers’ Angels! I’m appreciative of all those who remember the deployed. The times are endless, the days all merge into one day. But we keep our heads up and we remember the passion and love we have for our country. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for remembering us!" - Shelly

"First, let me start by saying THANK YOU so much for your generous support of Bulldog Soldiers through sending incredible care packages! At a relatively remote and austere outpost such as ours, these packages go a LONG way. We have no access to a PX or shoppette, so there is always a huge spike in morale when mail comes in with all of your care packages!" - Chaplain Schmitz