OC provides for basic hygiene along with a few items of comfort to combat troops
deployed to the remotest locations in the Global War on Terror...
those warriors "at the tip of the spear."

 
 

Caregiver Kit

   A typical Caregiver Kit costs about $60.00 (civilian retail; no coupons) to buy the materials and pack. We work to buy in bulk and tax-free to reduce costs. Shipping is additional.

  

Each kit provides for very basic hygiene needs and a little bit of comfort.


Currently it consists o
f:

 

"The extremely primitive living conditions and grueling operational tempo in 120 plus degree heat is very taxing on both the mind and body.  Your donations of medications, reading material, drink mixes, and other food items, along with your letters of encouragement, helped to improve morale by ministering to both the minds and bodies of those deployed in this operation. The smiles and expressions of gratitude of these combat-tested Marines would have assured you that your actions were worth all the effort that you put into this venture."

1stSgt M. J. O.
USMC                                                                     W
eapons Co. 3/1

   
  • Letter of Encouragement

  • Homemade or Store-Bought Cookies in crush-proof box

  • Powdered Drink Mix

  • Hard Candy

  • Gold Bond Body Powder or generic equivalent only (not baby powder)

  • Shaving Gel

  • Razors

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Dental Floss-Picks

  • Sunblock

  • Chapstick

  • Antibiotic Ointment

  • Insect Repellant

  • Baby Wipes

  • Magazine, cards, or games.

  • NOTE: knitwear is only sent in November as part of a special Christmas present by the Knitting Corps

We pack the above into doubled plastic grocery bags and tie it closed with a yellow ribbon. We pack five (5) kits into an 18" square cube. The package weighs ~50 lbs. and costs ~$26.00 per crate to ship via the USPS.

We ship only to a staff level Sergeant Major and trust them to handle distribution on site. These senior NCO's know their troops and
who most need what we send.

Want to send your own packages? Contact me and I'll tell you how to go about it.

Note: Based on troop's feedback, this list is subject to change.
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