I am so glad I found this site! This is exactly what I was looking for. We are going through our first deployment & I was stuck on a lot of things but this helps so much. Thank you for creating this site.
Dana said:April 13, 2011 6:07 am PST
I love what you have done here. I am new to the military lifestyle with two friends being sent overseas. It is weird, I still expect them to show up to the apartment to hang out with the rest of us. I don't want to thing they have been forgotten so this is nice to generate ideas that I can use to send them stuff from home.
Bree Wilson said:April 12, 2011 6:05 pm PST
I am doing a project for my english class by collecting money and supplies to make care packages for our troops. I am so excited that I found this website. Thanks soo much for helping me- I feel so unorganized...
Robin Arielle Torres said:March 13, 2011 1:35 pm PST
I found this in a notebook my great grandmother sent to my grandfather, Corporal John William Christianson, during his service in WWII. As I cannot find this poem anywhere else, we believe she adapted it from one of her favorite Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poems â??The Childrenâ??s Hourâ? of 1864. I send this gift with the hope it may bring love and closeness to all who read...
â??The Soldierâ??s Hourâ?
Between the dark and the daylight,
When the night is beginning to lower
Comes a pause in the dayâ??s occupation
That is known as the soldierâ??s hour.
It is then that mothers and sweethearts
Think tenderest thoughts of their boys
Who are fighting for them in the trenches
Away from their dear home joys
In the quiet dusk of the evening
They breathe their heartfelt prayers
And invoke the blessings of heaven
For their loved ones over there
And the brave lads in their trenches
Or wherever their posts may be
Are cheered by the spirit wafted
From their homes across the sea
Far faster than letter or cable
Our thoughts and our prayers go
And how much they mean to a soldier
Only a soldier can know
Oh wives and mothers and sweethearts
Thank god for that love winged power
And by all that is meek and holy
Keep sacred the soldierâ??s hour
carline said:February 19, 2011 10:32 am PST
hello everyone..i get a sense of peace in my heart when iam readying all this comments because i know i am not the only one with a loved one deployed. my sweatheart deployed only days ago and although this is our 4 deployment i can honestly say i'm just so heartbroken..it hasnt even been a year since he came back..on top of that we just had a new baby and 2 other very young children who adore their dad. i feel like iam still getting to know him again and now i have to let him go. who ever said that deployments get easier every time is in denial..it is so much harder the 4th time than the first time.. he has been gone only 2 days and already iam surfing the internet for ideas for the most wonderful package i can pack for him. so much i want to put in there so small they come this flat rate boxes..:):) but iam still grateful for them. thank your for a wonderful site..and for reading my heart. prayers for all of us.
Linda said:January 27, 2011 8:23 pm PST
My youngest brother is an Army Captain... we offered to send "Goodie Bags" to the troops in his command. I didn't hit the panic button until he wrote back and said..that would be GREAT! There are 54. Thank you, for the lists! It is one thing to be willing and happy to send treats...it's another to have a idea of what to send!
bob said:January 23, 2011 4:56 pm PST
i wonder about sending packages to afganistan. if they are out in the filed will they deliver the boxes out there. how do i notify them to keep the boxes as their base camp so they can open them when they are back.
thanks. i couldnt find this on the sight but you know us men we really dont read that close when we can ask. thanks
Shannon said:January 15, 2011 9:15 am PST
This will be my son's first deployment to Afghanistan. It's hard to hold back the tears. I would like to send him a care package once he is settled in. I'm glad I found your site now I can give the lidt to many others who would also like to help.
siseVielf said:January 12, 2011 9:03 pm PST
This is my first time I have visited this site. I found a lot of interesting information in your blog. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one! keep up the impressive work.
Titetria said:January 12, 2011 10:23 am PST
This site rocks!!! My significant other is being deployed and I have been trying to figure out what items would be best to send him. In addition, you provide holiday ideas!!! Even better. Thank you very much for putting this site together it is very helpful!!!
Kairee T said:January 10, 2011 11:56 am PST
This website is awesome! This is my husbands first deployment and I want to do everything I can to make him feel more comfortable while he is there. Thank you for putting this website together I already have ideas for his valentines day package!
Michelle Zimmer said:December 14, 2010 11:38 am PST
This is the MOST INFORMATIVE site I've found to help with suggestions. Thank you for being there for our soldiers.
Sandra said:December 8, 2010 1:43 pm PST
Thank you for the information. It is great to know that I am now able to send my son a care package. How long will it take for him to receive it?
Yolanda Kay McCormick said:December 3, 2010 7:09 am PST
Thank you for all the information that is on this website. It was very informative and helpful to me. Please keep up the good work. Your support is needed for those that are unaware of things like this. My thought and prayers are with not only my husband but every soldier out there both here and afar. God Be With All of OUR SOLDIERS.
STACEY said:November 30, 2010 10:05 am PST
Thank you for all the great information on preparing a care package. My son is being deployed 12/6 to Afghan for the first time and I am clueless. Again Thank You!
Julie B. said:November 27, 2010 6:27 pm PST
My son has been deployed since july. This sight was a blessing. I was clueless when putting a package together. Thank you for all your help and insight.
Audra said:November 27, 2010 2:09 pm PST
Thanks so much for the great ideas and tips!! My boyfriend just left today for his second deployment... THANK YOU!! :)
Crystal S said:November 23, 2010 7:03 am PST
Thank u for the ideas! It's so sad how so many of us our missing half of our hearts! Good luck to everyone!
Shelby Lynn said:November 17, 2010 1:37 pm PST
Thank you so much!!! my boyfriend is deployed right now, and i'm so new to the army and especially deployment that i was clueless as to to what i could send, what good ideas were, how early to send and all that good stuff. We both appreciate all the info. he's thrilled to be getting packages and i'm happy for the helping hand in getting the stuff together. THANK YOU!!! 318 days left and many more packages to send. you're a godsend!
Joanna said:November 15, 2010 7:16 am PST
Thank you thank you thank you for this site!!! Many wonderful ideas!