Following in the footsteps of our grandmothers and mothers, we have mailed "a little bit of home" to our sons and daughters serving around the world. Often commanding officers in the field will contact us to let us know that they have a young man or woman who is not receiving any boxes or letters from home. These kids quickly come into our hearts and soon receive a care package with a big blue star on the box, letting them know that good people from Alameda and Contra Costa Counties in California think about and support them. Our boxes have come to have meaning to the troops overseas. We know this from the letters we receive. We depend on your generous donations and volunteer help to continue sending these care packages and notes from home.
All donations are fully tax deductible under our 501(c)3 IRS status. Kindly note your donation is intended for care package supplies/postage on the memo line. Tax ID # 84-1622728.
For Donations: If you have items to donate for our care packages, please email our care package coordinator.
If you would like to help with any of our drop zones or packaging events, please email our volunteer coordinator.
Drop zones are typically held in March/April and September/October each year. Our care package events are held in early December and early June. Please check back for specific dates/locations.
Requesting Care Packages
Friends, family and troops may request care packages by emailing us at Request A Care Package. It is essential that you include the following information in your email request:
Recipient's first and last name
Ending deployment date