LITTLE TOUCH OF HOME
A "Little Touch of Home" is a local service project to communicate to our service personnel our gratitude for serving our nation and that they are not forgotten.
Use this list of items to provide or solicit donations. Items must be individual, sample size or individually wrapped. Several items will be packed in sealed zip-lock sandwich size baggies and then placed in shoe boxes for shipping. Our mission is to send "A Little Touch of Home" care packages to our service women and men who do not have support from their families or friends. Each care package is composed of many items in baggies. Baggies do not have to have the exact items in each one. Please follow the guidelines carefully so that time is not wasted on repacking.
Separate items and assembly baggies in the following boxed categories:
(if you have baggies just for women or men, then state on the outside of the box which gender they are for.)
(such as short stories, playing cards, stationary with stamps, etc. Candy may be combined with playing cards)
Toilet Paper (10 sheets or small package)
Protein Power packet
Meal Replacement bars (Tiger's Milk)
Hard Candy (Jolly Rangers/Life savers)
Articles (Sports/comics/community news)
Mach III Razor refills
Sanitary wipes/Baby wipes (personal size or placed in small sealed baggies)
Fun breakfast cereal bars
Hygiene items for women
Packaged cookies individual (sugar/chocolate chip)
Phone Calling card (international)
Trail mix (small packets)
Anna's fruits & nuts packets (from Costco)
Handi-snacks crackers (peanut butter & crackers, etc.)
Chewing gum to clean teeth
Tooth paste (sample size)
Letter stuff-stamps, envelopes, paper
Powered Gatorade, Kool-aid-anything to make the water taste better
Seasonings-Mrs. Dash, A1 or hot sauce-NO Tabasco
Toilet seat covers
Cheap electric razors with batteries
Powdered form Gatoraid and pre-sweetened Koolaid (troops say it makes their water taste better.)
Other items needed:
Sandwich Ziploc baggies
Shoe boxes or similar size of shoe box
Personalized greeting card/letter to recipient in an unsealed envelope. You may include a personal note signed by your group or by the individual's first name only. DO NOT include your last name or address for security reasons.
To donate items or to drop-off assembled baggies (see above guidelines)
We will send out A Little Touch Of Home packages via the U.S. Postal Service as funds allow.
Our specific guidelines are directly from the military channels we have the privilege to serve. Let's all follow them so we are a blessing to our service personnel.