DoD Knowledge Base: FAQs

Care Packages
Published: 06/18/2002 | Updated:  11/12/2015

How can I send a care package to a service member?

The Department of Defense (DoD) has curtailed direct support of care package and holiday mail programs by which the public could mail cards, letters, and packages to a central address and have them distributed overseas.

Those wishing to send materials to Service Members can do so by contacting any of the various non-DoD Military Service organizations who still do this work.  One example would be the American Red Cross, which has a Holiday for Heroes program run by their local state chapters.  Their website is:  http://www.redcross.org/support/get-involved/holiday-mail-for-heroes.   Other organizations are listed on our DoD Resources page under Community Resources:    http://www.defense.gov/Resources/Community-Resources/carepackages.

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