Troop Packing Donation List

Commonly Requested Items for Soldiers’ Care Package

Below you will find some commonly requested items for care packages during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Most items are general and will apply to any area of deployment. For specific area needs please consult Unit Command.

Toiletries

• Aromatherapy Oils
• Hand Lotion
• Deodorant
• Body Powder
• Foot Powder
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Lip Balm
• Baby Wipes Face
• Moisturizer
• Loofah Makeup
• Blush Powder Mascara
• Body Wash
• Soap
• Manicure Kit
• Eyeglass Cleaner
• Toilet Paper
• Mouthwash
• Shampoo
• Conditioner
• Hair Color
• Tampons Pads
• Foot Spa
• Insoles
• Razors
• Handwarmers
• Eye Drops
• Q-tips
• Sunblock

Food
• Salsa Chips
• Tuna
• Slim Jims
• Beef Jerky
• Pretzels
• Applesauce
• Pudding
• PopTarts
• Dinty Moore Soups
• Lunchables (non-refrigerated)
• Jelly Beans
• Altoids
• Rice Krispie Treats
• Snack Mixes
• Sunflower Seeds
• Chewing Gum
• Nuts
• Snack Cakes
• Coffee
• Gatorade
• Kool-Aid
• Crystal Light
• Jaw Breakers
• Cookies
• Canned Foods
• Peanut Butter
• Spices, Salt, Pepper
• Squeeze Butter
• Pringles
• Licorice
• Popcorn
• Ramen
• Noodles
• Macaroni & Cheese
• Cereal Bars
• Granola Bars
• Microwave Pasta
• Hot Cocoa mix
• Soup Mix
• M&Ms

Entertainment
• CDs
• DVDs
• Disposable Camera
• Phone Card
• Poker Game
• Playing Cards
• Dice
• Newspapers
• Magazines (esp. Gossip, Entertainment)
• Handheld Electronic Games
• Board Games
• Books
• Taped Television Shows
• Game Cartridges
• Books on Tape
• Foam Footballs
• Silly String
• Frisbee
• Hacky Sack
• Dominoes
• MP3 Player
• Web Cam
• Headphones
• Silly Putty
• Squirt Guns
• Crossword Puzzles
• Word Searches
• Stationery (no stamps, soldiers’ mail free)
• Blank Cards
• Journal

Miscellaneous
• School Supplies
• Stuffed Animals
• Ink Pens
• Vitamins
• Inflatable Chairs or Pillows
• Shoe Laces
• Canned Air (for blowing dust out of electronics)
• Cleaning Supplies (wipes are best)
• Air Fresheners
• Candles
• Small Flashlight
• Posters
• Flag Holiday Decorations
• Stick-Ups Febreeze
• Stress Ball
• Sewing Kit
• AA Batteries
• D Batteries
• Baby Food Jars With Dirt From Yard
• Decorated Pillow Case
• Balloons
• Can Opener
• Dryer Sheets
• Dixie Cups Fan
• Koozies
• Microwaveable Plates or Bowls
• Paper Plates
• Napkins

Linens & Things
• Handmade or Small Blanket
• Sheets
• Fluffy Towel
• Socks
• Underwear
• T-shirts