Your Kindness Makes a Difference
We rely completely on the incredible generosity of our wonderful community, sponsors and donors to fund our mission.
As grateful as we are for the surplus of tireless volunteers who want to donate their time, with the steadily rising costs associated with package items and shipping, our organization is dependent upon monetary donations—any amount is greatly appreciated!
Make A Donation
All donations will be used to send packages to American freedom fighters and to cover the associated operational costs. Any contribution is helpful and cherished.
Tax-deductible monetary donations can be made online, by sending a check to our P.O. Box address, through vehicle contributions and/or with retail purchases.
We don’t ship air—there’s simply no free space left after the boxes are packed.
95% of the monetary donations made to our Simi Valley operations go directly to our care packages’ shipping expense or purchasing items included in our packages.
Write a Letter
You can add a personal touch to a “We Care” package by writing a letter, signing a greeting card or coloring a picture for one of America’s brave heroes. Our troops love hearing from supporters back home.
If you and/or your organization would like to participate, please follow these guidelines to maintain security, privacy, safety and appropriateness:
- Address the letter to Freedom Fighter or American Hero.
- Letters should be uplifting and positive—kids can write about pets, sports, school subjects or activities they like; questions about the weather/landscape/area where The Troops are serving are perfectly acceptable.
- Thank the freedom fighter/American hero for protecting our country and our freedoms.
- If time permits, The Troops enjoy responding with their own messages—please provide a mailing or email address with every letter/card/picture delivered to For The Troops.
- Envelopes aren’t required if you bring the letter directly to For The Troops—the documents go right into the boxes.
- If you prefer to mail them to us, send letters to For The Troops, P.O. Box 12, Simi Valley, CA 93062.
Thank you! We encourage you and/or your organization to keep corresponding with our American heroes.
Other Ways to Help
For The Troops is a registered nonprofit with Ralph’s Grocery Stores. After following the directions below, each time you shop at Ralph’s and swipe your Ralph’s card, a percentage of your purchase will be returned to FOR THE TROOPS® as a donation from Ralph’s. Please sign up today and use this easy and convenient way to contribute to For The Troops. YOU MUST RE-REGISTER EVERY YEAR IN EVERY SEPTEMBER AND SELECT FOR THE TROOPS AS YOUR CHARITY OF CHOICE
When you shop on Amazon Smile, they will donate 0.5 % of your purchase will go to For The Troops at no additional cost to you. Just visit smile.amazon.com to get started!
- Visit smile.amazon.com to conduct your Amazon shopping. You’ll get the same shopping experience you would on the basic Amazon site.
- Enter your email and password to access the site. The login screen will look a little different, but your information will be the same.
- Enter “For The Troops” in the charity search bar. Select the closest match from the list of options that will pop up on the screen.
- You can begin shopping as you normally would once you receive an email confirmation. If a product you search for isn’t available on Amazon Smile, you’ll be notified. Otherwise, the donation will be made (at no additional cost to you) when you purchase your items at the checkout.
- After you’ve successfully completed your purchase, you can choose to share an update about your donation on social media via Amazon Smile on your order completion confirmation page.
- Be sure each time you login you are at the Smile.Amazon.com site and not Amazon.com.
For The Troops gladly accepts donations of cars, boats, RVs and other vehicles through Action Donation Services (ADS). These contributions help cover “We Care” package expenses.
- Receive the maximum legal tax deduction, and possibly a partial cash payment
- A no-obligation assessment of your potential donation is available
- For The Troops will arrange pick up your donation anywhere in the USA
For more information about car, boat, yacht, RV and other property donations, call toll free (866) 244-8464, or click on the links below.
Support our Sponsors
A portion of all proceeds from these retailers will go to For The Troops. Kindly mention that For The Troops referred you.