We have requests for Rite in rain products and can get these at a discounted price at this time.
Please see below :
A bunch of the troops in Afghanistan have requested "Rite in the Rain" products. The products requests are folders with inserts and small pocket note books. I have contacted the company which told me they have no budget for donations at this time, however are willing to give us a 50% discount. These are not real expensive items. However they are expensive when described what they are. The feature that is unique and reason for requests, is that the paper is treated and ink will not run when wet ( rain, or perspiration ).
The cost on the items run from $6.95 to $21.95. The $6.95 pocket note books are the most requested ... meaning $3.50 each with discount. We have requests for more than 400 of these at this time. The binder / folder with insert is $21.95 and we have requests for 136 at this time. These are both items Rite in Rain have been able to donate in the past. They have supported USTSF & our Troops well in the past and I am hoping you will find it in your heart to help by donating for these. You can donate online at www.ustroopsupport by paypal or you can send a check to USTSF PO BOX 782 Blue Springs, MO 64013
We also have requests for air fresheners and candles. We are holding a Yankee candle fund raiser .. You may sponsor a candle for a troop for $30. This will purchase the candle and assistwith shipping it inside of a filled care package !
Items for care packages:
note: ITEMS IN BOLD ARE MOST REQUESTED AT THIS TIME !
Chunky Soup & Stews
Pouched meats, ( NON Parishable) tuna ( all flavors) , chicken, turkey ( Pouched is easier to ship and for them to carry in their pockets)
muti packages single serving ranch dressing mixes ( 4 pk or 6 pks)
Protein shake MIX
GNC Gift cards are GREAT!!! The troops can get online and order exactly what they want! These are cheap to mail as well !
Hamburger helper lasagna, Taco, 4 cheese are most popular
Marzarettie carmel dips in 4 pk or 6 pk single servings
Ragu or any pasta sauces ( cans are easier to send but jars are ok Alfredo and Garlic parmesean are also big hits
Canned fruit ... fruit cocktail, peaches, pears and pinapple are favorites
Monster drinks in cans ( Green and Blue are favorites)
Flavored crackers .. Trisquits, what thins etc.. are highly requested!
Oreo's caksters a big favorite!
Oreos's, choc chip , peanut butter, & variety cookies
Complete Pancake mix ( just add water)
Pancake syrup with butter or more buttery flavors
Canned Hams ( The military is supplying pork to cook in these countries and we have had an approval to mail it)
Pre cooked bacon
Nitro drinks ( made by Monster)
Starbucks VIA coffee, and tea ( no decaf please)
Dunkin Doughnuts coffee
Hickory farms gift sets
Dried hash browns
I Tune cards
Jerky All flavors !~
Sunflower seeds in shells
Pumpkin seeds in shells
pre-sweetened dry drink mixes such as propel, koolaid, gatorade, tang etc..
spices and rubs for MRE's and cooking ( Many units purchase meat from locals)
Cheese ( Velveeta, canned, jars)
Libbey's canned sausage gravy ( This is a favorite !)
Charmin Toilet paper ( 4 packs please)
"Monkeys Butt" Powder ( available at many hardware and farm stores) This is a requested item and is real and works great !
Prep H wipes and cream
Anti Diarh med's
Lysol or Clorox wipes
New magazines... car , truck, 4x4 , hunting,
1 and 2 gallon zip lock bags to keep things from dirt and rodents
Liquid dish soap
Fabreeze EXTRA Strength
White bath towels and white hand towels
Lever 2000, Dove and caress bar soap
Irish Spring and Axe body wash
Schick Intuition shavers and blades or the females
Bath and body works hand sanitizer lotions ( freah scents and fruit scents )
Keebler wheatables ( Pecan toasted is a favorite)
crew socks or tube socks
Sinus meds night time and day time both
Sticky traps for mice and rats
Dart boards and recreational items
Small bottles of liquid detergent to wash out socks etc..
Gift cards for GNC, Walmart, and Amazon are always requested. Troops can get online and order exact items they woant and these are less paostage for USTSF to mail !
Notes of thanks and encouragement are always a wonderful thing!
Postage is always a need ! ( we accept stamps or monetary donations)
As of Jan 27th, 2013 a flt rate box costs $14.85 to mail to an FPO or APO
Due to more troops having Skype available we are no longer requesting phone cards!
Gift cards for GNC , Amazon, Walmart and various other places can be sent to our troops. They can then order things they need online. Please check with the store to make sure they will ship to an FPO or APO prior to purchasing gift cards. This saves us a tremendous amount in postage!