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wheelsonfire

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Hi Guys,

It's been a while since I've been here, but I'm asking for your help. I'm involved in a project to send care packages to U.S. soldiers overseas. I know you guys like to help each other out and I think these soldiers could use our help as well. Basically, you just go to the post office and get some free priority mail boxes. Fill them with any or all of the below items:

1. Comfort foods! Twinkies, doughnuts, cupcakes, Little Debby snacks, sweets, chocolates (they'll do well i the mail until March or so), or things off the snack aisle. Health foods go over well also with the athletic/health conscious crowd. Any liquids need to be in sealed zip-lock bags or we end up with soggy boxes.

Some people like to cook brownies or home-made cookies (not dry & brittle - they break into a million pieces on the way over).

2. Pictures of yourselves / your kids and a hand written note of encouragement to / kids drawings for the troops. This makes each box personal for each of them. Troops will stop and read the letters before they'll even check to see what's inside the box. Maybe even include a self-addressed pre-stamped envelope. BE SURE to include a return email address - you're much more likely to hear from them as mailing letters can be much more difficult here than sending a thank you email.

3. DVDs of the top 10 movies at Blockbuster.

4. Packaged coffees – ground up - WITH CAFFIENE. Not so much hazelnut, but other flavors are cool also. Starbucks goes over the best though.

5. For the ladies - if you're doing gender specific packages - anything from Bath and Body Works or someplace similar.

6. Blade replacements for the Gillette Mach II or Fusion razors.

7. White crew socks.

8. DEET pump spray repellants.

9. PX Gift Cards from AAFES.

10. Re-hydrating drink mixes to add flavor to bottled water.

11. New toothbrush (SOFT).

12. Long Distance Phone Cards.

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS NOT ON THAT LIST:

alcohol
porn
aerosols

don't send that ****.

3. write this on the box:

MOD EDIT.

Also, if you write home brew on the box they'll know where it came from. Thanks guys! Respond to this thread with any questions! If there are any ladies out there, girl boxes full of stuff you wouldn't want to buy in Iraq or some other ****-hole would be most appreciated.:mug:

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I have been deployed several times and one thing that always lifted out spirits was...............



.........porn.............

I know its on your do not send list but it really does lift a guys spirit. I even had a subscription to penthouse magazine that got sent to the ship.
 
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I have been deployed several times and one thing that always lifted out spirits was...............



.........porn.............

I know its on your do not send list but it really does lift a guys spirit. I even had a subscription to penthouse magazine that got sent to the ship.
Dude, how do we get it to you guys? I've tried to send a SI SSE and it got bounced back. Is there some underground porn railroad?
 
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