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Boxes For Soldiers of The Hudson Valley

Boxes For Soldiers| Donations Needed

  Donate Today! | Care Package Drive For Our Troops | Boxes For Soldiers

Collecting  Physical Donations April 20th– April 30th 2022

Collecting Monetary Donations Now

One care package delivered to an active soldier can reach upwards of 50 people.  It smells and feels like home, and delivers a moment of sanity in the midst of chaos. One simple gesture creates a world of difference to those making the greatest sacrifice for our country.
Those who have family members serving often benefit from these care packages. While they pay it forward by sharing, there are still countless soldiers who are unable to benefit from these care packages.  For the safety of our soldiers deployed overseas, the general public cannot send donations, or care packages as the locations are kept secret.
In 2012 Kendall Kless, whose son serves as a Lt. Colonel, founded Boxes For Soldiers to address this very need – sending care packages to as many overseas soldiers as possible. She teamed up with Rob Bowen, Former F2C Naval Flight Officer and Military Advocate,  to spread the word to collect items for these soldiers and host a donation site. Through their connections, they found Chaplains on military bases to receive and disburse the care packages.
They are sending packages to units in Africa this year!! –

Here is how you can help:

  • Donate the items below or find a vendor who will donate these items in bulk
  • Donate additional funds for shipping (Please make checks out to: Boxes For Soldiers, c/o R. Bowen, Patriotic Insurance, 78 Brookside Ave., Chester NY 10918)
  • Volunteer to compile the boxes.

Here are some items they are specifically requesting:

PLEASE: NO glass, NO aerosols
FOOD ITEMS Freezer flavor pops (Gatorade preferred)
Electrolyte single serving powder packets for water bottles, e.g. Propel, Gatorade
Healthy snacks: nuts, jerky, dried fruit, Trail Mix, protein bars Tuna packets Cookies & Snacks Candy bars (no Chocolate please )


EXERCISE & MORALE ITEMS **Like New Used items are acceptable**
Mesh Sports Jerseys Volleyballs
Soccer balls
Footballs Badminton equipment Bowling yard games
Cornhole Bags Stretch Bands & Jump Ropes 
American Flags (3’x 5’ suggested)
Small Area Rugs (36” x 40” or so)

Items are being collected from April 20th – April 30th and can be dropped off at: Amore’s Pizza, Goshen; McGovern/Caplicki Team @ Keller-Williams Realty, Middletown; Chester Library; Patriotic Ins., Chester; Florida Library; Warwick Town Hall; Leo Kaytes Ford, Warwick; Albert Wisner Public Library, Warwick; Anytime Fitness Gym, Warwick. Monetary donations are gratefully accepted.

Here’s a little more about how the mission was born:


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