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Prject "We Care"

The troops have called and we will be re-instituting the Detachment's Project "We Care" that we did during Viet Nam and Desert Storm.

Our overseas troops will be advising us of their needs that we can aid with, as citizens of Westchester County and our surrounding areas.

In compliance with DoD Troop Policy, the listed names have been removed from public view. For information on how you can help and show our troops that "We Care", please contact us

The Marine Corps League is a 501(c)4 Organization. Donations are recognized as tax deductible for tax purposes. Please support the Marine Corps League and the Project "We Care" Fund. Your tax deductible donation will be greatly appreciated. Contributions can be sent to:

Project "We Care"
Marine Corps League
PO Box 505
White Plains, NY 10602-0505

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Wish List

Toothbrush/ToothpastePowdered drink mix (non-alcoholic)Mouth Wash (Small Or Trial Size For Individual Marines)
Antibacterial Soap (Solid Form/No Liquid Types)Laundry Detergent Tabs (i.e. Purex Brand)Foot Powder - Something Strong To Eat Away These Feet
Spf 10 Sun BlockNon-scented Baby Wipes/ If Available Flushable Types10 - Shower Shoes (Size 10 - 12 To Fit Majority)
Writing Gear (Lined)3 Boxes - Pens (Black)/Pencils4 Boxes - Envelopes
Dental FlossHard CandyGummy Bears Candy
PeanutsGumTowels
Wash Cloths25 Bags/Packs - Razors (Disposable Type)Shaving Cream
Feminine Products (Tampons)Facial Cleanser Or PadsHand Sanitizer
6 Packs - AA Batteries6 Packs - D Batteries(2) ASVAB Book
Assorted Packs Of B-Day Cards, Anniversary If Possible.Board GamesYatzee, Checkers, Chess, Playing Cards, Strategy, etc.
Soft Cover Pocket NovelsCD's and DVD'sCameras (disposable)
FlashlightsMagazinesTravel games
Odor Eaters (for boots)Toiletries (travel sizes)Phone cards

Our troops look forward to receiving your letters and packages. That's why it's important to make sure your mail gets there, to the right person, in the right place.

The Department of Defense has issued the following guidelines for addressing your mail to military and civilian personnel deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Use the service member's full name. The Department of Defense cancelled the Any Service Member program so you need to send to someone specific.

Include the unit and APO/FPO (Air/Army Post Office or Fleet Post Office) address with the nine-digit ZIP Code (if one is assigned).

Include a return address.

For packages, print on one side only with the recipient's address in the lower right portion.

Mail is flown from the point of the AE (East Coast) or AP (West Coast) addresses to locations in the Middle East. It is then moved to the troops' locations on a space available carrier.

Packages should be no more than shoe box size (10lbs or less). It must have a servicepersons name on it plus a customs declaration slip. This is for safety and security of the troops.

Examples:

SSGT Kevin Taylor
Unit 2050 Box 4190
APO AP 96278-2050

SGT Robert Smith PSC
802 Box 74
APO AE 09499-0074

Seaman Joseph Doe USCGC
Hamilton
FPO AP 96667-3931

Packaging Tips:

Use plastic bags with zip-style closures for everything. They keep out sand, they keep out rain. Resourceful Marines are re-using them for all sorts of things. Quart size are great to keep their wallets and personal photos with them, in one of their many pockets, and they stay dry. If you're shipping a liquid (shampoo, eye drops), or items that are likely to melt or drip (Chapstick, deodorants, chocolate) be sure to pop it into a tightly sealed plastic bag first. That will help keep the rest of the items from getting gooey or ruined, just in case.

The following items are PROHIBITED:

  • Illegal substances
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Explosives, including fireworks.
  • Offensive or obscene materials, including photos, drawings or any other material which may have the potential to offend members of the opposite sex, members of another race, background, nationality or ethnicity; anything which would make uncomfortable, someone who is deeply religious, conservative or modest

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