If you have a family member, friend, or loved one in the military, you are going to want to see this. Here is a list of companies that give back and send free stuff to deployed troops. Many of these companies are veteran-owned or veteran-run, so check them out!
America runs on Dunkin’, and so do our troops. By submitting the name of a deployed troop, they will surprise some with a case of their Original Blend coffee.
Operation We Care
Operation We Care is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to supporting our military and first responders. They accept donations as well as send donated products to troops. Their website includes a list of most needed items as well as wish lists created by troops.
Operation Shoebox is a non-profit organization that sends troops supplies such as shoes to keep their feet warm, magazines to read when there’s nothing to watch, as well as snacks and personal care items. The company ships between 800-1,000 care packages a week. When you give a tax-deductible donation, 100% of that goes right to shipping costs and care package supplies.
SeaBear- Treat the Troops
Seabear Wild Salmon sends cases of ready-to-eat salmon to deployed troops. You can nominate a service member on their website to receive a box of 60 pouches. For every pouch you buy to donate, the company will match it 100% by adding another pouch. Whether you buy 5 or 30 pouches, SeaBear will match it. To donate, click here.
Move America Forward
MAF is a non-profit military charity dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. They provide care packages and letters from grateful Americans to troops around the world. Click here to request a care package, or donate to their organization.
Operation Caramel Corn
Naper Nuts and Sweets offers bags of caramel corn for the U.S. military serving overseas. To do so, call them at (630) 355-5330 to give them your loved ones information. Their website also offers a list of items needed, so feel free to donate and help give back.
Books for Soldiers
Books for Soldiers is a non-profit corporation that collects used books and sends them to deployed troops. Their founder, Storm Bear Williams, saw this as a much better way to recycle books he had already read. Soldiers can request a book, video game, DVD and more free stuff on their website.
In addition to these great companies that send free stuff to deployed troops, check out these military discounts you may not have heard of.