Have you heard about Operation Troop Aid? I learned about it this morning on a coupon site I use, WeUseCoupons. Basically, what it is, is that you pack a box with things the troops need and want, and send it over to a member of the military just to say thank you. I think it is a very good idea. If you use printable coupons or the ones you clip out of the newspaper, you can make your donation dollars go farther. Here is a list of some suggested items:
Operation Troop Aid Needs:
Shampoo (Mainly Men, but some Women’s)
Any Individually Packaged Bars – ie Fiber One, Nature Valley, or Breakfast Bars.
Now-or-Laters / Skittles / Sweets/Candy in General
Batteries (aa, aaa, c, d)
Drink Mixes (very hot item b/c overseas they have coolers full of bottled water everywhere.)
Current Magazines (mens health, people, readers digest, ect)
Puzzle books (suduku or puzzle books)
And here is a list of some suggested Fun Stuff to add:
frisbies, silly string, bubbles, nerf ball, brain teaser toys, hacky-sac, playing cards (skip bo, uno, pictureka, ect), poker chips, stress ball, electronic handheld game, coloring book w/ color pencils (chris and the guys he works with loved these to relax them and pass the time). Magazines and paperback books might also be appreciated.
Go over to WeUseCoupons today and learn more about Operation Troop Aid.