How Do I Send A Military Care Package?

Sending a Care Package to a Soldier

  • Go here. You will find flat rate boxes for APO/FPO addresses.
  • Send Travel Size Items. Make sure anything you are planning to send is in travel-size accessories.
  • Put Everything in Ziploc Baggies. This is to avoid sand and other debris getting into your items.
  • Find a Serviceperson’s Address. You’ll find them here.
  • Mail It.

How much does it cost to send a military care package?

We want the troops and their families to know whom, way back here at home, is thinking about them. Include $20 to Support Our Troops, Inc. for each box you send. Some weeks we hit $20,000 in shipping costs! You can include one total check of money order for the entire numbers of boxes.

How do I ship a care package?


  1. Use Retail Ground for the most affordable shipping option.
  2. Use Priority Mail to pay a flat rate regardless of the weight of the package.
  3. Use Express Mail for the fastest delivery time.
  4. Use First-Class Mail to ship envelopes that weigh less than 13 ounces (370 g).
  5. Send books, CDs, and other media using Media Mail.

Does FedEx deliver to military bases?

Due to security restrictions, the USPS is the only carrier that can deliver mail and packages to APO/FPO/DPO locations. While carriers such as FedEx and UPS offer delivery to countries where military personnel may be stationed, packages from these private carriers cannot be delivered directly to a military base.

What are good items to send to the troops?

Lots of soldiers say that toiletries are also great to send, but be sure to check-in with your soldier on his or her specific needs.

Here are some things to send:

  • Toothbrushes.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Shaving lotion.
  • Disposable razors.
  • Shampoo.
  • Mouthwash.
  • Baby wipes.
  • Lip Balm/gloss.

What should I put in a care package?

Here are some care package ideas that will bless somebody and meet a few small needs.

  1. Deodorant.
  2. Travel toothbrush/toothpaste.
  3. Granola bars.
  4. Beef Jerky.
  5. Fruit snacks.
  6. Crackers with peanut butter or cheese.
  7. Water bottle.
  8. Socks.

What do you put in a care package for a friend?

What To Include In A Care Package To Your Long Distance Best Friend

  • A handwritten letter.
  • A tacky tourist gift from your state.
  • Their favorite candy.
  • Sticky notes with a countdown.
  • A pack of Kleenex.
  • 6. Make the care package themed.
  • Some dry food.
  • School supplies.

Can you send food in a care package?

The most common type of care package consists of food. When sending food care packages, make sure that everything you send is non-perishable.

How much does it cost to send a care package to Afghanistan?

The U.S. Postal Service will send you free Flat Rate shipping boxes, Customs forms, Priority Mail labels and tape for sending packages to Iraq or Afghanistan. Call 1-800-610-8734, select option 1 (Express Mail, Priority Mail or Global Express) and ask the service agent for the Military Kit (or Mili-Kit).

How much does it cost to ship a package at the post office?

Priority Mail Flat Rate Products

Free Supplies9Shipping Price
Padded Flat Rate Envelope$7.55 commercial base $8.00 at Post Office (retail & online)
Legal Flat Rate Envelope$7.25 commercial base $7.65 at Post Office (retail & online)
Small Flat Rate Box$7.50 commercial base $7.90 at Post Office (retail & online)

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