CARE PACKAGES
 
Following in the footsteps of our grandmothers and mothers, we mail “a little bit of home” to our local sons and daughters serving around the world. Often commanding officers in the field will contact us and let us know they have a young man or woman who is not receiving any boxes or letters from home. We make sure they receive a care package to let them know that the people of Lake Havasu City think about and support them.
 
Our boxes are greatly appreciated by our troops overseas. We often get letters from troops telling us how much they mean to them. Along with a box for each troop, we also send several buddy boxes for them to share with their buddies who may not ever receive any packages from home.
 
We depend on your generous donations to continue sending these care packages and notes from home. All donations are fully tax deductible under our 501(c) 3 IRS status. Please write on the memo line “for care package supplies/postage.”
 
Drop Off Donations: If you would like to donate items for our troop boxes, check our calendar for times/places to drop off donations for our next shipment. If we do not have donation boxes out at the time, call Judy Lacey at 928-855-8470 for pickup.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR CARE PACKAGES
 
Candy – Heat resistant, Pez, Fruit Breezes, Twizzlers  No chocolate.

Drinks – Instant coffee, non-dairy creamer, powdered drink mixes (single serve) tea mixes or bags (no liquids)

Food – Dry snacks, sugar packets, energy bars, beef jerky, cereal (small boxes), instant oatmeal, condiment packages (salt & pepper, ketchup/mustard, taco sauce, etc), cookies, granola bars, gum, Pop Tarts, small plastic jars of peanut butter, canned Vienna sausages, ravioli, chili, stew, etc. (poptops only), tuna kits, cup of noodles, poptop cans of fruit, fruit roll-ups, Rice Krispy Treats, cheese or peanut butter crackers
 
Toiletries/Hygiene – Baby Wipes, disposable razors, hand sanitizer, Band Aids, chapstick, nose spray, eye drops, eye wash, deodorant, foot powder, Tampax, Kotex, hair brushes, trial sizes of hand lotion, hand sanitizer, nail clippers, nail files/emery boards, q-tips, soap, shampoo/conditioners (all in one), sunscreen (no spray-on), tissues, toilet paper, washcloths,Tylenol (individual packets), cold water wash (Woolite)

Dental – Floss, mouthwash (travel size) toothpaste, toothbrushes

Personal Items – Sunglasses (black – no name brands), sweatbands (for use in helmets), shoe insole cushions, socks (white or gray cushioned or stay dry), knit caps, writing paper, envelopes, pens, scarves (in Christmas shipments)

Misc. – Plastic spoons, small American flags, Zip Lock baggies, AA and AAA batteries, “OFF” bug repellent clip-on (place in Zip Lock bag), duct tape, flashlights (Mini Mag w/ extra bulbs), small battery-operated fans, fly strips, fly swatters, paperback books, playing cards, pads of puzzles (word search, crossword, etc.), handheld games, small Frisbees, small stuffed animals to give local children

Pre-Paid Phone Cards –Their lifeline to home!


The Lake Havasu City Military Moms thank you for your generosity.
Your support means so much to our local troops.

         Cash donations can be mailed to
Lake Havasu City Military Mothers
P.O. Box 2771,
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405-2771

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LETTERS TO TROOPS
 
Soldiers can always use support. A simple letter telling them they are appreciated can mean so much when they are stationed far away from home, friends and family, and put in dangerous places and situations. It helps them remember the people and the freedoms for which they fight. Be as supportive and positive as you can when writing to soldiers, and always thank them for their service.
 
You can support our troops by writing notes, postcards, or letters with positive and encouraging messages for our troops around the world. These notes will be included in our care packages. Please send your notes of encouragement to P.O. Box 2771, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86405.