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.

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 servicemembers will respond – please provide a mailing or email address with every letter/card picture delivered to For The Troops.
  • Please do not put the letters in individual envelopes to go the troops.  Your letters go directly in our boxes.  Just mail them to our post office box.
  • 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.

Amazon Registry

Help fill our ‘We Care’ packages with Amazon products.

We have set up a direct link to Amazon where you can choose what you wish to send us from the specific items listed, and Amazon will deliver to us.

Go to:

Your gift is only a click away!

Other Ways to Help

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.

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. REGISTER HERE

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