||Show them we care!!
Operation Care Packages
What is this? A long term program sending care packages to deployed Idaho
When? This is
an ongoing project that started in October 2006. We are receiving cards
and letters from our Idaho troops expressing their thanks for being
remembered while so far away. Read the many
expressions of thanks we have received.
Days of packing
1st and 3rd Saturday of each month and by appointment.
Whoever wants to help out! Idaho has approximately 600 deployed service
members in our target group.
How can I help? Click here to contact us via
e-mail or give us a call at
Where do I drop off my donations? Look
below for instructions and
drop off locations.
If you put together your own boxes to bring to us to mail DO
NOT SEAL THE BOX! We will need to verify the box contents
before applying the customs forms and sealing. Also, unless it is your
intent to supply the postage for the box, do not affix
stamps to the box. We will take care of that part. If you do want to
supply the postage for the box then we welcome that too.
Care packages” officially started in 2006. The follow statistics
show the on-going results.
- 715 boxes mailed
- postage $5694.00
- cost of goods $24,975.00
- 571 boxes mailed
- handed out 19 snack bags for departing troops
- postage $5005.00
- cost of goods $20,318.00
- handed out 82 VFW phone cards
- 934 boxes mailed
- handed out 467 snack bags
- postage $8346.00
- cost of goods $33,210.00
- handed out 574 VFW phone cards
- handed out 509 pocket flags
- 312 boxes mailed
- postage $3613.35
- cost of goods $13,380.00
- handed out 100 pocket flags
- 92 boxes mailed
- postage $1,990.00
- cost of goods $4,400.00
- handed out 180 snack bags
have soldiers being deployed and we will continue this project as long
as there are soldiers deployed. There is a need for more food items and
monetary donations to cover postage to enable us to continue. We
want to emphasize that over the life of this project approximately 93% of monetary donations have been used for this project.
must be of a size that will fit in the U.S. Postal Priority Mail Flat
Rate Box, which is 11 x 8.5 x 5.5. We cannot accept PORK products,
alcohol, religious material, pornography, or home made food items. Food
items must be appropriately sealed/prepackaged.
helping out?! We can use all the help we can get. This is an ongoing
care campaign to provide little comfort items for our service members.
This does NOT end at the end of the year after Christmas and the other
holidays. We can use volunteers to solicit their dentists, local
merchants, and church groups for donations to this worthwhile cause.
Click here to contact us via
e-mail or give us a call at 376-0753 today!
(Individual Size or
(Travel Size or Small
hand cleaner (Perel)
pkg Velveeta or other
Wipes (Travel size
Butter & Cracker
Pouch or Pull Tab
House foil wrap block
|or foil packaged
Individually wrapped) NO
Powders (Crystal Light, Kool
|-Aid, Gatorade) NO
|Fruit (Cans with
pull tab tops)
|Fruit Roll Ups
or Red vine)
|Pringles (1 3/4
oz size in cardboard
Puzzle/Word Find Books
||Games (a size
that will fit in mailing
Here is a list of local drop
off points that have collection boxes for the care packages items. For
your convenience we have included a link to the Yahoo Maps page for
each one. Just click on the business name.
We wish to express our
sincere appreciation for these local businesses in their support of
1425 S. Roosevelt St.
Hrs M-F 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed during Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1419 W. Bannock St.
Hrs M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7025 Emerald St. Suite 200
Hrs M-F 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A drop box is located in the foyer at the top of the stairs on the west end of the building.