How You Can Help

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.

Download the Troops’ Wish List Here

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.

Download the Letter Writing Guidelines Here

Other Ways to Help

Sponsor a We Care Package

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What will your legacy be?

For The Troops has been blessed with amazing generosity from our supporters. To continue that support, are you aware that you could make a bequest to For The Troops as part of your estate planning?  This would be a wonderful way to ensure the long-term sustainability of our organization.  Something to think about when you consult your attorney about your legacy planning.  All funds would be used in Supporting Our Troops One Care Package At A Time. card opportunity

Help fund our brave soldiers to provide them with the basic necessities we as Americans are accustomed to every day.  For the Troops sends “We Care” packages to overseas military personnel in Afghanistan and Iraq, containing essential items to their physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being. Those that donate to the organization can also include letters, greeting cards, and drawings to lift the soldiers’ spirits. These courageous men and women are working to preserve our freedoms each day – it’s time to give back. CardsDirect will donate 20% back to For The Troops

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Ralph's Card Donations

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

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Request a Care Package for a Loved One

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Become a Sponsor

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Amazon Smile

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 to get started!


  1. Visit to conduct your Amazon shopping. You’ll get the same shopping experience you would on the basic Amazon site.
  2. Enter your email and password to access the site. The login screen will look a little different, but your information will be the same.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Be sure each time you login you are at the site and not

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A portion of all proceeds from these retailers will go to For The Troops. Kindly mention that For The Troops referred you.

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