Donate Items for Military Women’s Care Packages

We interviewed several women who are currently served or recently served, and they all agree that basic items for the rest of us actually mean so much to them. Items on their wishlist include the following (trial sizes are great!):

  • deep conditioner, leave-in conditioners
  • flavored chapstick/lip balm
  • facial moisturizers and other skin care products
  • nice smelling soaps
  • nice smelling shampoos & conditioners
  • lipgloss
  • eyeliner
  • mascara
  • facial masks
  • fashion/women’s magazines
  • romance/mystery novels
  • manicure/pedicure items like nail files, nail clippers, nail buffers, cuticle pushers, nail brushes
  • sunblock
  • feminine hygiene products
  • blank postcards and nice stationery
  • Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
  • Shipping Tape

If you are a female servicewoman and you think there are items that we may have forgotten on our list, let us know! E-mail contact AT operationcourage DOT org

We continue to accept donated items that are new, not expired, unused and never opened. Individual or bulk donations accepted. Due to USPS shipping restrictions, we cannot accept “perishable” or “hazardous” materials.

Currently, product donations may be sent to:

OCIB
9871 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

Care packages are packaged and shipped for FREE by Operation Courage is Beautiful. Nominate a troop member by submitting a nomination form.

2 comments on “Donate Items for Military Women’s Care Packages
  1. Casey says:

    A frequently deployed soldier also recommended the following:
    Anti-bacterial wipes
    Via instant coffees
    Instant drink mixes (Arizona makes a few)
    Healthy snacks
    Crossword puzzles/sudoku…
    Gum
    A handwritten note :)

  2. admin says:

    Hi Kelly, I responded to your comment when it first appeared, but for the public, this is the gist of the message.

    Having a care package donation party is a great idea! You can ship the items to us and we will forward it to the lady soldiers. We are unable to give you an address, however, because they are private to the recipients. The US postal service also does not allow anonymous recipient packages to be sent. They must be addressed to specifically named soldier.

    Our Director of Operations is receiving donations at her office. You can send donations to:

    Operation Courage is Beautiful
    c/o Casey Chan, DC, QME
    9871 Carmel Mtn. Rd.
    San Diego, CA 92129

    For heavy items, the cheapest way to send it to us is via USPS flat rate shipping.

    Thanks for the question!