It's October and time for our annual Adopt A Soldier Christmas Care Package Outreach. In the last 14 years we’ve sent over 450 care packages to our soldiers serving overseas. We can't thank you enough for all you do to make this outreach so meaningful for our troops each year. This year we're privileged to send care packages to soldiers currently deployed to Kuwait.
Each care package weighs approximately twenty pounds with a value of $75-$90. Along with much needed items requested by the soldiers, we also include letters written by our students thanking them for their service to our country. Most importantly we send each soldier a Bible that includes a Scripture verse hand written especially for them.
Each CHS/CMS first hour class will be given the name of a specific soldier. Below is a list of items they can use. We will only be collecting items until Friday, November 12. Packages need to be shipped before Thanksgiving to be received in time for Christmas.
If you would prefer to make a monetary donation, that would be greatly appreciated. Total costs for shipping all the boxes this year will be approximately $1,200. Please see below for online giving.
If you have a friend or family member currently serving overseas, please let us know. We would be honored to send them a care package.
Thank you for your generous support with this outreach. Last year we shipped 37 care packages to our troops with a total weight of 851 pounds. Several of our soldiers sent emails thanking us for making their Christmas away from home so special. We're showing them the love of Jesus which is what it's all about.
SUGGESTED ITEMS FOR CARE PACKAGES
FOOD ITEMS-- Beef Jerky, Protein Bars, Nutri Grain Bars, Trail Mix, Sunflower Seeds (6oz. bag or less), Granola Bars, Slim Jims, Cheese Crackers, Christmas Candy (Chocolate is okay to send), Cookies, Coffee (16oz. or smaller), Coffeemate Non-dairy Creamer (16oz. or less), MiO Drink Packets, Propel (Individual Packets), Crystal Light (Individual Packets), Powdered Gatorade (Individual Packets), Flavored Coffee (Individual Packets), Microwave Popcorn, Nuts, Rice Krispie Treats, Kraft Easy Mac, Chef Boyardee Lasagna or Spaghetti with Meatballs, Gum, Fruit Snacks, Summer Sausage (1 lb. Roll or smaller), Instant Soup, Dried Fruit, Pringles
PRACTICAL ITEMS-- Disposable Razors, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Body Wash, Deodorant, Hand Lotion, Lip Balm, Foot Powder, Tylenol or Ibuprofen, Breath Mints, Hand Sanitizer, Batteries (AAA or AA), Laundry Soap Pods, Dental Floss, Eye Drops, Unscented Flushable Wipes (70ct. or smaller)
JUST FOR FUN-- Small Nerf Balls, Brain Teaser Books, Yoyo, Magazines (Hunting, Sports, Health, Car)
Please do not send glass items or hotel samples.