is a non-profit organizationstaffed and managed entirely
by volunteersthat is dedicated to sending care packages
to US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded in 2004, CarePacks'
goal is to provide these soldiers with supplies to help improve
their morale, mental health, and quality of life, and to remind
soldiers that they are remembered by people “back home.”
CarePacks’ care packages contain high-calorie food
products, undergarments, personal care items, books, magazines,
and more. Each package also contains at least one letter or
card from a child so that the soldier who receives the package
has a personal connection to someone back in the United States.
CarePacks coordinates its efforts with local schools, Cub
Scout packs, Boy and Girl Scout troops, churches, and other
organizations to involve the community in the support process
and to inform them about the needs of US military personnel.