CARE PACKAGE FAQ
I want to support the troops but I don’t know anyone in the service?
Through our unique program, individuals and organizations can sponsor soldiers, and send gifts with good wishes and messages of support without actually personally knowing anyone in the service.
Don’t soldiers already get plenty of support from friends and family?
Often friends and families just aren’t able to send gifts and packages as often as they’d like. We constantly hear that mail is a soldier’s only link to home, and there’s no such thing as too much.
How does the Move America Forward sponsorship program work?
Sending care packages to Iraq and Afghanistan can be a confusing and frustrating process. Dealing with the post office and finding soldiers is tough, and by buying in bulk and using our local volunteers MAF saves you money! You can sponsor care packages for one or 20 troops through our online order form, and we take care of the rest.
Who can register to get care packages and how?
Any serviceman or woman who is deployed in a combat zone in the war on terror can register to receive care packages. Also, friends and family can sign their loved ones up if they have the required information. Check the Move America Forward website HERE for the Sign-Up page.
How did MAF decide what to include in their support packages?
We want to send our troops packages full of things they really want and can make use of, but we also wanted to send only the highest quality products, so we listened to our troops and formulated a mix of food, snacks and comfort items that our troops can put to good use and is also cost-effective for your dollar. Every care package comes with coffee, cookies, beef jerky and other items, while seasonal items include special items; for example Christmas candy or patriotic bumper stickers for 4th of July.
How long does it take for my package to arrive?
Your package(s) ship through U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail to one of the official East or West Coast military mail depot. From there the military’s post service will deliver the package directly to a soldier at the frontlines. Average deliver time ranges between 2-4 weeks.
Can my company/organization/club donate?
If your company or group is interested in donating products please contact Lisa Baron, Director of Troops Support at email@example.com
Is my gift tax-deductible?
Yes, the price of your package is tax deductible, MAF is a 501(3)(c) so in addition to helping out the troops, you will also get a nice tax deduction as well.