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Packages From Home's mission is to send care packages to our troops serving in harm's way, which they've been doing since 2004. They pride themselves on sending goodie boxes with the motto of, "We don't ship air." Every box is full of reminders that the U.S. supports its military. Their sister program, Packages For Hope, provides hygiene packs to the VA for distribution to homeless vets.
Packages From Home holds packing parties 2-3 days a week and would love to have your group help pack boxes. You can also get involved with their outside events. They have fundraising activities throughout the year and need people to help man booths or help with other activities. They also encourage donation drives to help keep their shelves stocked.
Packages From Home’s greatest need is always money for postage. Each GI they ship to gets a food box and a hygiene box, with postage totaling almost $30, and contents worth in excess of $100. Contributions from those who support our military are essential if they're going to continue sending what they've been told are the best packages out there!
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