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

Collecting  May 18th– May 28th

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 an Air Force Major, 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.


The McGovern Caplicki Team has donated funds to ship these packages overseas. Mariah Fortune, owner of The Box Guy, has also donated all the boxes and packaging needed. We need You to help in the following ways:

  • Donate additional funds for shipping – It’s super expensive to send packages overseas. Checks can be made out to Boxes For Soldiers and dropped off at the locations below.
  • Donate the items below or find a vendor who will donate these items in bulk. 
  • Volunteer to compile the boxes.


Any questions can be directed to Rob Bowen at (845) 610-5700 |


Donation Collection Sites: (additional sites will be posted next week)


Rob Bowen

Farmer’s Insurance

78 Brookside Ave Ste 132b

Chester, NY 10918.


The McGovern Caplicki Team

Keller Williams Hudson Valley United

9 Bert Crawford Rd

Middletown, NY 10940


Items will be collected from May 18th-May 28th

Please Note:  No glass, aerosols, perishables or large sized items

Items with an ** have been specifically requested by a unit serving in Africa.


✔️Personal Care Items:

Sunscreen Lotion

Moisturizer (Small)

Liquid Body Wash

Female Personal Care Products

Foot Powder& Creams, Q Tips, Baby Wipes**


Nail Clippers

Disposable Razors

Moleskin (Dr. Scholl’s)


Hand Sanitizer (Small)


Insect Repellent (Non-Aerosol)


✔️Food Items:

Protein Bars**

Protein Powder Drink Mix**

Beef Jerky**

Sunflower Seeds (Pre-Packaged)**

Powdered Drink Mixes (Individually Wrapped Packages For Water Bottles)**

Slim Jims

Easy Open Pouches Of Chicken/Turkey/Salmon

Individually Wrapped Crackers, Cheese/Peanut Butter

Hot Sauces

Individual Packets Of Creamer, Sugar & Sweetener

Cough Drops/ Throat Lozenges

Tea Bags

Packets Of Coffee

Gum, Lollipops, Lifesavers, Hard Candies

Individual Snack Packs




Ziplock Bags


Playing Cards


AA, AAA, D Batteries

T-Shirts & Socks

Small Can Openers

Laundry Soap Single Packets

Mag Light Flashlights


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