Operation Enduring Support Requested Donations

2023 Christmas Care Packages for our Troops

APO/FPO Addresses of Individual Soldiers

Letters from School aged Children 

Candy Canes & individually wrapped Christmas Candy

2024 Calendars  

Beanie Babies                                                                                                                                

Puzzle Game books, Playing Cards

Gorilla Tape/ Duct Tape

Protein Bars / Granola Bars

Nutritional snacks, Pop Corn

Slim Jims & Beef Jerky (they really like these)

Nonperishable snacks with crackers (peanut butter or cheese)

Nonperishable chicken salad and Tuna/spreadable snacks with crackers *(no Pork items)

Individually wrapped snacks (No chips- too easily crushed)

Individually wrapped Hard candy/Gum

Hand warmers

Individual powdered drink mix (such as Crystal Lite) & Hot Chocolate

Individual packets of Instant Coffee

Hanging Deodorizers (air Fresheners)  

Solid Deodorant/Gold Bond Powder 1 oz

Unscented Body Lotion; Body Wash/Shampoo combo; Bath Sponges – No Bar Soap

Hotel size Shampoo, conditioner, lotion

 Eye drops / Chap Stick

Q-tips (travel size), Chap Sticks, Band-Aids

Alcohol Free Wet Wipes, eyeglass wipes


Black Ballpoint pens/ 4 x 6 note pads

Fine Point Permanent Markers

5 Blade Razors 

Small American Flags

Greeting Cards

Monetary Donations (POSTAGE FOR THIS MAILING IS $21.20 PER BOX)  (12x12x5 ½)

These items need to be delivered to Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N Main St.  Monday thru Thursday prefer deliveries 9:00 to 4:00 pm. Our Christmas mailing cutoff date is Thursday November 16h.   Packing day is Tuesday December 5th.

Contact Ann Irwin at (217) 428-5936 or ann4dar@att.net