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Operation Warrior Outreach Suggested Items Quick List:

$10 donations to defer shipping costs,  Razors,  Q-tips,  Deodorant (male & female),  Shaving Gel,  Toothpaste,  Toothbrushes, Tissue, Body and Hand Wipes, Hand Sanitizer,  Batteries,  Body Wash, Current, magazines (NO BOOKS PLEASE!),  Fingernail clippers, Flip-flops, Cards (Birthday, Thank-you, Get-Well, Sympathy, etc.), Nuts,  Granola Snack Bars, Cookies (individual packs), Gum.  

Food Items

*Instant coffee. There are many flavored coffees that are very good.
*Powdered Gatorade.
*Powdered hot chocolate
*Kool-Aid (presweetened of course)
*Tea bags
*Slim Jim's
*Crackers and Easy Cheese.   Triscuits and Ritz crackers are great.
*Single servings of bagged chips. (The small bags stay fresh longer.)
*Candy, of course. (M & M's are great, hard candy-anything that won't melt.)
*Little Debbie snack cakes
*Bubble gum
*Rice Krispie Treats
*Dry cereal. (The small, individual serving boxes stay very fresh.)
*Kraft Easy Mac
*Microwave popcorn
*Beef jerky
*Granola bars
*Power bars
*Dried fruit
*Chex mix
*Canned soup
*Tuna
*Spices (Onion powder, garlic powder, spice all, etc)
*Summer sausage
*Oatmeal
*Salsa
*Lollipops
*Marshmallows
*Gum
*Chips
*Ragu Express
*Canned chicken
*Salad dressing
*Instant soup
*Fast food condiments (Hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, salt and pepper packets, relish, Mayo)

FROM The Kids

* Have the kids draw a picture or write a story every day. Put them all in a big envelope and send them with the care packages.
* Take video of the kids playing at the park, any school activities or just sitting down and saying a personal message.
* Get some computer printer magnetic paper. Let the kids use paint markers to draw a picture on it so the parent can easily hang it on the metal rack that they sleep in.
* Let the kids do their very own care package. Let them put in whatever they want.
*Use a casting kit to create a miniature plaster "sculpture" of a new baby's foot or hand for a new daddy.

For Females

*Feminine hygiene products (Tampons, panty liners)
*Hair bands
*Hair clips
*Nail polish
*Nail clippers
*Q-tips
*Small mirrors
*body sprays
*Candles
*Hair spray (Pump)
*Hair gel
*Perfume


Practical

*Clorox wipes
*Baby wipes
*Razors, shaving cream
*Shampoo, conditioner
*After shave lotion
*Soap or body wash
*Mouth wash
*Deodorant
*T-shirts, underwear and socks, monthly.
*A big fluffy towel
*Eye drops, especially for those in the desert.
*Chapstick
*Lip balm
*Sun block
*Skin so soft (Avon)
*Lotion
*Dental floss
*Baby powder
*Foot powder
*Combs /brushes
*Cotton balls
*Liquid hand sanitizer
*Breath mints
*Contact lens cleaner
*Eye drops
*Nail files

Just for fun

*Send batteries. It sounds simple, but people forget.
*Sunblock
*A stress ball.
*Stamps, paper and envelopes with a nice writing pen might inspire a few more letters home.
*Phone cards (AT&T work best from Kuwait)
*Paperback book or magazines
*Disposable cameras
*Puzzles
*Film
*Journals
*Yo Yo's
*Squirt guns
*Frisbees
*Dart boards
*Small flash lights
*Hackie sacks
*Jump ropes
*Electronics hand held games
*Post cards from your home state
*Handmade items
*Radio head sets
*Portable CD players
*Mini fans
*Jokes and comics
*Balloons
*Hats (Baseball)
*Bandannas
*Socks
*Blankets
*Bug off
*Single sheet sets
*Birthday decorations
*Banners
*Send board games-the ones they have made into key chains.
*Send his�favorite magazines
*If they're gone over a holiday, do up one box with just holiday stuff. Be creative!
*With a CD burner, make a CD of favorite songs.
*Always write letters, but in addition you might record your letters onto a tape.
*Send a few toys. Slinky, sidewalk chalk, squirt guns...anything extra silly.
*Send electronic games.
*Make a miniature scrapbook.
*Foam footballs and basketballs, the miniature size.  These will be used constantly!