Yep, Your Care Packages Made it to Iraq

You probably already know all about Operation USO Care Package, and that we’ve donated over 1.5 million packages to Troops serving around the world.  You can always make a donation to the program, or – if you’re in the DC Metro area – volunteer at a USO Care Package stuffing party.  Our care packages are handed out at airports, in USO Centers, and other places to whomever wants one.

Other groups give you the opportunity to send a care box to specific individuals.  Additionally, a service member can register directly with these groups and the receive one or many boxes.  All of these care packages augment Operation USO Care Package and ensure that Troops have a variety of the comforts of home to choose from.  Our USO staff in Iraq just wanted to let you know, “Yep, your care packages made it to Iraq,” and to thank all those who contributed!  Read more…

Baghdad, Iraq – Three separate patriotic organizations have made their mark out here in Iraq with donated care packages that directly benefit the Servicemen downrange. Small, easy-to-carry hygiene products along with practical sundries can go along way to those people in the middle of a week long transit or in the middle of a cross country convoy. Trips to the base store are infrequent for these servicemen and the gesture of kindness that comes with these donated items lets these guys and gals folks back home are looking out for them.

The Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors put together a drive to send these care packages directly to Sather Air Base and the driving force with this fine organization is Terry Benson, the former Center Manager of the USO here in Baghdad. Terry has the first hand knowledge of what items are the most useful and put together very thoughtful items for the traveler in need.

Adopt a Platoon strives to provide a better deployment quality of life by sending cards, letters and care packages to lift the morale of Troops as they serve far from home and assist military families. These members of the 702d Brigade Support Battalion loaded up their MRAPs with the boxes for the next mission.

The fine folks at Operation Gratitude send care packages that contain food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation, all wrapped with good wishes of love and support.  Through collection drives, letter writing campaigns and donations of funds for shipping expenses, Operation Gratitude provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. Military in an active, hands-on manner.

6 thoughts on “Yep, Your Care Packages Made it to Iraq

  1. So happy to hear about the top notch, continued support you are providing our Troops!! To the USO and each of these important organizations lending your efforts ~ THANK YOU for making a positive impact to our Troops. Keep up the great work. Your efforts are appreciated!

  2. Where do you send boxes of items, I would love to help out. Just recently becoming aware of what really goes on overseas and how much is needed: support, love, courage, supplies, notes, positive feedback, the list goes on forever. My 2 cousins and “My Newest Heros” have joined the Military, and say that the people in the service are even more amazing than you could ever imagine. I’m so proud of them for this HUGE step they are taking to join all the rest of the service men and women to protect us here at home and our friends and families. Please, email me an address of where to drop off near Grand Rapids, MI or mail to from here donations….

  3. Hi Amy – you can click through to either of the websites above and they’ll let you know how to get a care package to an individual service member. Thanks for your support!

  4. Operation Gratitude is honored to provide an avenue for every American to express their appreciation to our courageous men and women in harm’s way. Our thanks to the USO for its inspiration and myriad of excellent programs in support of our troops and their families. Together, we all make a real difference for our warriors!

  5. Yes they do make it to Iraq , my husband is depolyed to Iraq and got a care package. Also cards and drawings that kids made. It was really so nice and he appreciates it a lot .
    Thank you so very much for what everyone is doing for the soldiers. They’re very gratefull .

  6. I am going to be soooooooooooo excited when I get back to the States to wear my T.Shirt from USO and show my support for all the men and women who protect our country!
    Thanks a bunch :)
    Sylvia York

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