Care-Package Drive for Sailors in Iraq & Afganistan

Care Package FlyerBeginning on September 4, the Submarine Force Library and Museum Association will be sponsoring a care-package drive for local Sailors who are deployed with Army units as Individual Augmentees (IAs) in support of combat operations on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Association will be collecting donations until November 1, when the packages will be shipped out to the Sailors in time to arrive on Veterans Day, November 11. A list of suggested items is included below; monetary donations can also be made on our donation form or in the Museum's donation box.

Thanks in advance for any support you can provide!

  • Protein bars (Clif Bars, Zone Bars, PowerBar Harvest bars, anything organic)
  • Granola bars (without chocolate—it melts!)
  • Pre-packaged candy (no chocolate)
  • Pre-packaged cookies
  • Jerky, pre-packaged (Slim Jims, etc.) — no pork products please.
  • Coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider; single-serving size
  • Powdered drink mix, single serving size (Kool-Aid, Gatorade, Crystal Light, Arizona, etc.)
  • Dried fruit, fruit snacks
  • Trail mix, nuts, sunflower seeds
  • Gum (blister packs, not sticks—they melt!)
  • Multivitamins
  • Tylenol, Advil, etc.
  • Ziploc bags, any size
  • Foot powder, anti-fungal cream
  • Dental floss, travel-size toothpaste, travel-size toothbrushes
  • Small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, mouthwash, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet Wipes, baby wipes; small packages
  • Sunblock (non-aerosol)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Gel insoles
  • 72"boot laces
  • Men's deodorant
  • Icy Hot patches,Tiger Balm
  • Lip balm
  • Nail clippers
  • Magazines (Men's Health, Reader's Digest, hunting magazines, car magazines)
  • Comic books
  • Playing cards
  • Card games (Rook, Phase 10, Uno, etc.)
  • Q-tips, travel-size packages
  • Bar soap
  • Baby powder
  • Socks
  • Pens, pencils, paper
  • iTunes gift cards