Soldier Gifts for Those In Iraq....AWESOME pics!!!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Scrambled Egg, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Many of you may not know one of our newer BYC members, and also a new member to the BYC Crochet Square Swap, so I'd like to take a moment to introduce her to you..she is a fellow North Carolinian stationed in Iraq. Her screen name and real name is Athena. She will be in Iraq until next April. She seems to work tirelessly over there to bring a bit of home confort to the troops she works with. [​IMG] Athena has provided us with the information below in the event ...and with holidays approaching...anyone is interested in sending items to some of our troops. The list below is pretty comprehensive and loaded with inexpensive things that would mean the world to those so far away from home and missing items that we take for granted everyday. Athena has provided an address for Troy's Place, so if you feel so moved to send donations please send them to the address she has listed below. Flat rate shipping is about 10 bucks for a box stuffed full of needed items.

    Thank you all so much and thank you to our troops, many of them my neighbors and kids my children went to school with here in Fayetteville, NC (Fort Bragg), so I do send a special heartfelt thank you to anyone that helps out with this project. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]




    Troy’s Place
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    Major Troy “Trojan” Gilbert

    We would like to introduce you to Troy’s Place, The Ministry Center at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Troy’s Place is a place for military members to relax in a wholesome environment in their off duty time. It is named after Major Troy “Trojan” Gilbert, an F-16 pilot KIA on 27 November 2006, 30 miles southwest of Balad AB. His legacy of investing in the lives of others carries on 24/7 in the home that bears his name. Troy’s Place serves as a morale building site, where military members can find many comfort items such as movies, books, magazines, music, games, stationary for letters, snacks, coffee, and drinks. There is no charge to them, but their experience is priceless. We need your help in order to continue the work at Troy’s Place. The following items are a suggested donation to help insure its continued success.
    The items *** are highly sought after items.

    Thank You,
    Athena S. Tickner
    Troy’s Place Volunteer Coordinator

    Suggested list of items for Troy’s Place
    Food Items:
    Crackers - Cheezits, 100 calorie packs etc (very popular when we have them)
    Cookies – Teddy Grahams, Oreos, Chips Ahoy, etc
    Candy – suckers, miniature candy bars, gummy bears/worms
    **Chocolate bars, Gum
    Raisins and other dried fruits - small boxes, not the big ones, or bags
    Applesauce/Fruit Cups
    Oatmeal (instant, in small packets)
    Chips – lunchbox size bags or Pringles of any type
    Beef Jerky/Slim Jims
    Granola Bars/Cereal Bars – all kinds of them
    Little Debbie type items
    Cup O Noodles or the Lipton Cup o Soup
    On the Go Drink Mixes
    Tuna kits, small microwavable items (spaghetti, chili)
    **Flavored Coffee Creamers
    Popcorn, microwave packs
    Pop tarts
    **Popsicles – the ones that come in a box, in plastic tubes, then you freeze them.
    Our hospital ministry hands the popsicles to our injured troops, and they love them.
    Basically, any small package items found at a Sam’s Club, Costco, BJ’s or wherever. Many of the cookies and crackers are in ‘lunch box’ aisles at stores.

    Hygiene Items:
    **Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash – for men & women
    Lotion
    **Body/Foot powder
    **Deodorant
    Tissues (pocket packs)
    Wipes – handy wipes, baby wipes, antibacterial, etc
    Razors – for men & women
    Shaving Cream
    **Eye Drops
    **Mouthwash
    Toothpaste, Toothbrushes and Dental Floss
    Antibacterial hand sanitizer
    Batteries of all sizes
    Ziploc Bags, snack and sandwich

    Family Support:
    Phone/Calling Cards – International
    **Greeting cards, blank note cards, thank you cards.

    Please send your items to the base chapel at:

    Troy’s Place
    332 AEW/HC
    APO AE 09315-9997
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thank you for posting this Scrambled! I love sending things to the troops. It is even more helpful when you know exactly what they are wanting. [​IMG]
     
  3. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Quote:Hopefully ALOT of folks will be interested ..my hope anyway [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. karanleaf

    karanleaf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2008
    Glenwood, Missouri
    [​IMG] Yeah thanks so much Scrambled this will make things easier to add just a few items to our shopping list. [​IMG]
    And add abit of sunshine to our troops. [​IMG]

    Athena and Scrambled if it's OK I will print off this list and at our next 4H meeting give a copy to the members so our county 4-H can put together a few packages to send out. I think it would be a great commuinty activity for the kids.

    Thanks again for getting this together. [​IMG] [​IMG] Karan
     
  5. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Athena and Scrambled if it's OK I will print off this list and at our next 4H meeting give a copy to the members so our county 4-H can put together a few packages to send out. I think it would be a great commuinty activity for the kids.

    I am certain, without a doubt, that Athena would be thrilled to pieces if you all share this list and the donations come pouring in!!! Please give it to everyone you know!!! [​IMG] Thank you Karan!!!!​
     
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  6. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    Thank you for putting this together cause I never was sure what to do except pray. I will print the list off to and take it to church with me and see how many people can help.
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    My husband is currently serving in Iraq.


    He has earned himself another gold coin and is trying to make Sergent. His crew is also up for Bronze Stars.


    My daughter's school is collecting things to send to him and his commrades. The kids are SOOO excited to be donating things to their friend's daddy. I can not wait to get them sent out and to hear word from him that he got the packages.

    When he goes to the post office on base people follow him. It's great that he is able to share and that it brings such comfort and a bit of happiness to see something familiar or needed....like a box full of deoderant or a box full of pringles or trail mix bags.

    Love and Prayers to all of us families waiting at home and to their loved ones far away,
    Gretchen
     
  8. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 21, 2008
    Also, I think it is worth mentioning that space is a premium. Guys have boxes and boxes shipped to them and had no place to put them. Just a thought. I guess that is why the program scrambled mentioned would be good since they probably have a designated space for it. My husband favorite gifts are ITUNES gift cards (for current music), Amazon gift cards (for books) and phone minutes. Which all take up very little space. I also will be mailing a pre-decorated (kids pics and homemade ornaments) Christmas tree for him also for a little piece of home.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2008
  9. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    I guess it didn't occur to me that there would be alot of spouses of BYC members in Iraq. So sorry, sure do not want to exclude anyone "we" have a connection with...please post their addresses and people can send items to whomever they want. Please do this, it's such a good way for us to feel that we are helping out a bit. Thank you to everyone serving and everyone sending!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. Scrambled Egg

    Scrambled Egg Flock Mistress

    Aug 29, 2007
    Fayetteville, NC
    Maple, you and Frog please post the addresses for your spouses so that folks can send items to them as well...anyone else with loved ones in Iraq, please do the same. [​IMG]
     

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