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
and a little bit of comfort.
Currently it consists of:
"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
Store-Bought Cookies in crush-proof box
or generic equivalent only (not
cards, or games.
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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