Product donations are gratefully welcomed for inclusion in our care packages.  We ask that you consider donating monetary funds to our program as well – without funds to pay for postage, we cannot get the care packages to their intended recipients.  

Please follow our recommendations to prepare for your donation.

Operation Courage is Beautiful is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization in which donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  Tax ID# 47-4812161.  (Tax exempt letter available upon request. Donation receipt available. See form below.)

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To save on shipment costs, donors may purchase from our Amazon Wishlist!

OCIB Amazon Wishlist

Have Amazon mail donations to:
9921 Carmel Mountain Road
San Diego, CA 92129



Please DO NOT send the following: bar soap, sunblock, chapstick, hand lotion, hand/face wipes, toothbrushes.

We DO need the following:  sanitary napkins/tampons, nail care products, hair ties, current (within last 6 months) women’s magazines or activity books, stationery, body lotion (6-16oz. preferred), body wash, loofahs, makeup products, “Thank you for your Service” notes to servicewomen.



We accept donated items that are new, not expired, unused and never opened.  Hotel-labelled items are not accepted.  Due to USPS shipping restrictions, we cannot accept hazardous or highly flammable materials, including aerosols and perfumes.  Food items should be self-contained, non-perishable and resistant to high heat degradation.



Write a Thank you Note
Write several “Dear Soldier” notes/letters to a servicemember. Artwork is a great option for kids! Include your name, mailing address or email address. This is a great way to get a response from a servicemember. Do not seal the envelope as all notes will be inspected for appropriateness. We do not recommend writing dated material, such as for holidays, as they may not be received in time.


Ship your donations to us for inclusion in our care packages.

** Please include a note with your name, address, and email address in each box you are donating.  We will add you to our newsletter so you know where and how your donations are making a difference!**

Packaging: it is best to pack bottles upright to avoid leakage.  Packing items in very large boxes is likely to result in leakage. Please wrap all liquid products separately from dry items in plastic bags.

Shipping Costs:   We encourage you to compare pricing from USPS, UPS and FEDEX.   Many of our shipments arrive through USPS through brown boxes/ground shipping, priority mail and through UPS.

Send Donations to:

9921 Carmel Mountain Rd.
San Diego, CA 92129

For large bulk donations, please contact us directly to make arrangements.  Email us at

If you would like confirmation of receipt or donation receipt, please complete the form below. Form must be submitted at time of donation.

Care packages are packaged and shipped to our troops for FREE by Operation Courage is Beautiful.
Nominate a servicemember by submitting a nomination form.