Supporting Our Troops

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Packages Sent Thus far:

4911

254 (2017)

309 (2016)

277 (2015)

249 (2014)

353 (2013)

258 (2012)

424 (2011)

484 (2010)

403 (2009)

367 (2008)

343 (2007)

279 (2006)

396 (2005)

377 (2004)

138 (2003)

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Kathy Cantore- 434-978-7836 kcantore@aol.com

 

What can I send?

 

 

 

CANDY

PRINTED MATERIALS

 

 

 

Candy (heat resistant)

Books (novels, short stories)

 

 

 

Fruit Breezes (throat drops)

Magazines

 

 

 

Twizzlers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE

TOILETRIES/HYGIENE

Stridex face pads

Resealable baby wipes

Chapstick

Cold water wash (Woolite)

Eye drops

Deoderant

Feminine Hygiene Products (female soldiers)

Foot powder

Hand lotion

Hand Sanitizers (waterless)

Nail Clippers

Nasal Spray (saline)

Q-Tips

Razors (disposable)

Shampoo (small bottles)

Soap

Sunscreen

Tissues (heavy duty i.e. Puffs)

Toilet paper

Tylenol (individual packets)

 

OTHER

American Flags (small)

Baggies (with zip lock)

Batteries (AA, D,etc.)

Bug Spray (must be packaged in zip-lock bag)

Duct tape

Disposable camera

Flashlights (mini/mag lite, extra bulbs)

Fans (small with extra batteries)

Fly strips

Fly swatters

Pipe cleaners

Pre-paid phone cards

Sewing kits

Shoe Insole Cushions

Socks (black cushioned)

Sunglasses (black non-reflective)

Sweatbands (or panti-liners for use in helmets)

 

 

 

Writing Paper and Envelopes

 

 

 

Pens/Pencils

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENTAL

Floss

Mouthwash

Toothbrushes

Toothpaste

 

 

 

 

 

 

DROP OFF POINTS:

Union First Market Bank has kindly offered its various locations to serve as a drop off point for donated items. A Blue Star Families Box is located at each of the following branch locations:

 

1924 Arlington Blvd.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

3290 Worth Crossing

Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

State Route 53

Palmyra, VA 22963

 

400 East Main Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

1658 State Farm Blvd

Charlottesville, VA 22911

 

1700 Seminole Trail

Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

PROHIBITED ITEMS:

 

 

Aerosol Cans

 

 

 

Firearms and Pyrotechnics

 

 

 

 

Flammable Liquids or lighters

 

DRINK

Coffee (instant)

Coffee creamer

Gatorade (powdered)

Powdered drink mixes

Tea mixes (sweet) or tea bags

 

FOOD (including dry goods, snacks)

Bars (Clif or Balance)

Beef jerky

Canned fruit (pop top cans)

Cereal (in small bags)

Condiment packages (ketchup, etc.)

Texas Pete Hot Sauce

Salt/pepper

Onion/garlic powder

Girl Scout cookies

Granola bars

Gum

Top Ramen

Instant oatmeal

Ravioli (pop top cans)

Tuna kits

 

GAMES

Travel size board games

Rubik cube

Crossword puzzles

Yo-yos

Playing cards

Stress balls

 

MUSIC & MOVIES

CD Fanny packs

CDs

DVDs

 

 

Any matter depicting nude or semi-nude persons, pornographic, or sexual items

 

 

 

Alcoholic beverages or materials used in the production of alcoholic beverages (distilling material, hops, malts, yeast, etc.)

 

 

 

Pork or pork by-products

 

 

 

Any matter containing unauthorized political material. This refers to material that could be used to impose our political view on the host country. It does not prohibit mailing a US flag or a picture containing a flag to a service member.

 

 

 

Religious Material contrary to Islamic faith. This refers to material that speaks out negatively against Islam and material sent in bulk in an effort to convert or evangelize. It is acceptable to send a Bible or religious tapes or books to a service member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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