Packages 4 Patriots
You can drop donations off during the day at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit. The church office hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-2pm Phone: 847-437-5897
Because the soldiers’ needs change as the war progresses and some of the items on this list are donated in quantity, please check this list before shopping for items for care packages.
Items We Need For the Next Packing Event
COFFEE 12 -16 oz bags of ground coffee,
we never have enough coffee
Individual Powdered drinks mixes (Gatorade, lemonade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light, Tang, Snapple) energy drinks, powdered drink mixes, Instant coffee
Full size deodorant
Gillette Razors and Cartridge Refills
Letters and drawings thanking our soldiers for what they do.
Items We Always Need
AA & AAA batteries
Puzzle, Word Game and Crossword Books
Ready to Eat Tuna or Chicken Salad kits
New Knit Hats and work gloves, no bright colors that will draw fire
Laundry detergent in capsules form
Nissin Cup Noodles
Cup Noodles are packaged in a foam food container, hard plastic or paper cup. This is very convenient for a quick meal for a soldier.
Feminine Hygiene Supplies
Single or Double Pack Toothbrushes
Men & Women's Body Wash
Slim Jims are PORK Sausage and can’t be included in care packages
Canned Goods: 15 oz Chef Boyardee, Beef Stew and Chili, any kind without pork
Men shaving gel, tube only please no aerosols
Gold Bond Medicated body and foot powder
Moisturizing and Sun Block Lotion
Athletes foot powder/cream
Visine or any brand eye drops for dry eyes
Small size Motrin, Advil, Aspirin & Tylenol
Mole skin/boot cushioned insoles
Cards, Stationary and Pens to write home
Please do NOT donate Aerosol Shaving Cream (prohibited) will explode, OR hotel toiletries BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HOLD UP IN SHIPPING. BAR SOAP IS UNWELCOME BECAUSE OF ODOR. CAN RUIN A Care Package.