Free Care Packages for Our Female Soldiers

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Current Donations in Need

May 30, 2014

Thank you in advance for your help!

Items must be NEW, UNUSED, UNEXPIRED, NON-HOTEL items. (Travel size or medium-sized recommended):

  • “Thank You for your Service” Notes
  • lip balm
  • sunblock for sensitive skin
  • moisturizer
  • leave-in conditioner
Please send to our Director of Operations at:
c/o Casey Chan-Ruthenbeck
9871 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

For particularly heavy items, the least expensive way to do so is via a large USPS flat-rate box, costing about $15.00.

Thank you!


Letter from a Care Package Recipient


“Hello, thank you for the care package and for your support. This is my first deployment, so far so good. Sometimes it gets really lonely here without family and friends. Thank God we have people like you thinking about us. I decided to share my gifts with my 2 NCO’s… They have been so helpful, making sure I am ok and keeping my morale high. I attached pictures we were really excited….by the way you were on point with all the skin care products, Iraq is very dry and dusty oh yea and hot! Once again thank you for your appreciation.

Have A Blessed Day!
PFC Pamela R.”

Read more Responses and see more Photos from our Recipients!


About Operation Courage is Beautiful

The mission of Operation Courage Is Beautiful is to show our appreciation for our courageous military servicewomen’s contribution and sacrifice by bringing a little joy and femininity to their service lives.

We ship care packages that contain a range of donated personal and beauty care items that are specifically geared towards women who are deployed in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. Through generous donations these care packages are provided for free to our troops.