Hero Box Wish List

One of the most frequently asked questions is, “What is a Care Package?”

A care package is a ‘taste’ of home sent with lots of love.  All care packages contain a letter or a card, a note of love and appreciation, and the box filled with many of the items listed below. Since most of the care packages are sent to the warriors on the front line; they eat what they can carry.

The following are items that we accept as donations that will get sent to our troops. Please note: no glass or jumbo sizes because they are too large/heavy to mail.

  • Prayers

  • Medicated powder

  • Baby wipes

  • Body wash and lotions

  • Chapstick

  •  Aspirin / Tylenol

  • Dark and white socks

  • Toothpaste

  • Deodorant

  • Disposable razors / shave cream

  • Personal hygiene products

  • Shampoo and conditioners

  • Hair brushes/picks, combs

  • Nail files/clippers

  • Current magazines

  • Nerf toys/ balls

  • Yo Yo’s

  • Puzzle books

  • Water guns
  • Small hand held games & batteries

  • Jump ropes

  • Dominoes or dice games

  • Current DVDs

  • Playing Cards

  • Instant coffee / hot chocolate / marshmallows

  • Powdered drink mixes / flavored creamers

  • Chips and snacks in a can

  • Beef jerky, slim jims

  • Fruit cups / dried fruit

  • Sandwich spreads or tuna in cans/foil

  • Ramon noodles / cup of soups

  • Dry cereal /pop tarts/granola & cereal bars

  • Peanut butter crackers

  • Pudding / jello cups

  • Trail mix / peanuts

  • Cracker Jacks

Donations are graciously accepted and can be mailed to:

Blue Star Mothers of LA5
PO Box 413
Ruston, Louisiana

Our funds are spent on the following projects:

Boxes and postage for Deployed troops
Supporting our veterans
Honoring our Gold Star Mothers

We appreciate your support to help us fulfill our mission of helping our local soldiers and veterans, as well as the families of our fallen!