We here at Packages From Home would like to thank the many volunteers, Eagle Scouts, Girl Scout troops, donors and all the many organizations who have given their time and money to help with our cause.

This year has been especially challenging since we depend so heavily on financial donations and in these tough economic times it is important to remember who we are doing this for. We're not doing this for us to "feel" good, nor are we doing this to make you "feel" good, we ARE however doing this to help our brave men and women overseas in harms way to feel cared for.

I was a United States Marine for nine years and was sent overseas many times and even spent some time in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield. I can remember how it felt to get a package from home, to get some things that I couldn't get while deployed and to just know somebody was thinking about me.

I can also remember days, just sitting there feeling lonely hoping to hear from home or get a package and then "mail call" would come. "Mail call" came every day, and most days most guys wouldn't get anything, myself included and you could see the disappointment in our eyes when our names weren't called by the platoon Sergeant. And, you could see the joy in the eyes of those who did get something in "mail call".

Now over 17 years later I'm fortunate enough to be in a position that allows me the opportunity to change those feeling for the guys and gals who have so honorably answered the call to duty.

We here at Packages From Home are asking you to remember who we're doing this for and know that we really are making a difference in the lives of so many. Thank you.

Hi my name is Spc N

Hi my name is Spc N*********y. I was soo happy when I found out that I got a package because I have never received one so I felt forgotten. Its a real moral booster to get these packages and it means alot to soldiers abroad. So the least I can do is write a Thank you letter because it means alot to me that you guys out their care. I just came off a 2 month mission so when I found out I had a package and it was goodies a big smile came upon my face.

Thank you,


From the depths of my hear

Packages From Home,

From the depths of my heart, I want to thank you for the goodies! When I opened the boxes, my emotions overwhelmed me. It is truly an honor to be here serving and defending your safety. I will distribute the wealth of chocolate and other goodies to fellow Soldiers. Once again, I thank you so much. May God continue to bless all of you and your good deeds. I truly believe that God's will is being accomplished through your efforts. Thank you.


Wayne M.

Dear Hospira Team / Kathleen Lewis

Dear Hospira Team / Kathleen Lewis,

I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the two wonderful packages you mailed to me. I have already put many of the hygiene items to good use.

Thank you. Additionally, I enjoyed the video greeting! Thank you so much.

Cornell S.

I received an OUTSTANDING care package

Packages from home,

I received an OUTSTANDING care package from your organization today, and I just wanted to say Thank you!! There are so many people out there who constantly show us their support and I cannot tell you how much it means to us!

I am a NAVY Search and Rescue swimmer, currently 4 months into my year tour here in Kabul, Afghanistan. My friends and family always ask me if there is anything I need and I usually tell them, most of the snacks and stuff we receive out here are from outside sources, from people who just want to show they care. So it saves my family from having to do any extra shopping, Thank you!! Please pass this to anyone who may want to read it. Thank you again!!

AWS1(NAC/AW/ SW) Lance L.
USN Search and Rescue
New Kabul Compound

Keep up the good work

Good morning,

I received two packages from your organization and wanted to say thank you to all of the volunteers and everyone involved. I am located at a base that has limited supplies and your package was a huge treat. I took the items that I needed and ensured that the rest of the contents were handed out. Everything that was sent was needed and used. Myself and the troops here at Shindand thank you for your support. These packages, your time, effort and support are GREATLY appreciated. Keep up the good work. Take care and God bless.

Gregory L, TSgt, USAF