Leaving your family and staying on the borders
to fight wars is not easy. Our soldiers are trained to be hard, but
they still have hearts that make them remember their loved ones. They
too like all of us are humans who miss their loved ones dearly. The
soldiers are always posted on places where they do not have access to
basic necessities. Soldiers have dedicated their lives for the sake of
citizens and country, but that doesn’t mean that they do not have the
right to experience and taste the joy of life. We as individuals cannot
do much in changing the condition of soldiers, but we can definitely
help them enjoy their posting by sending them things that they need.
The soldier troops posted on remote locations are in need of some
products which can be sent by you. The necessities are minimal, but the
happiness that these things would bring to them is unlimited. We have
divided the necessities of soldiers over categories. You can select the
category and send them all or some of the products in it to make them
is the fuel to human body. Our soldiers get food, but that does not
satisfy their taste buds. The soldiers would want you to send them some
snacks or sauces which can make their boring food taste good. Here is a
small list of food items which you can send them through mail:
Sauces (fast food packets - BBQ, Ketchup)
peanuts of different flavours
Bars / Protein Bars / Cliff Bars (that can give them instant energy
when they need it)
/ Gum (hard candy or heat tolerant candy like tootsie rolls)
Mixes (singles) Kool-aid / Gatorade / Crystal Light
Fruit / Raisins
in cans or pouches - any type
like ordinary individuals care for their hygiene, but not can they go
looking for a toilet when there is an emergency war. Soldiers would be
lot happier if you could care a little bit for their hygiene. You can
send them toiletries with which they can feel fresher and cleaner. Here
is the list of toiletries that you can send the troops:
-Baby Wipes (Note this is the #1 item requested
by Field Troops)
Powder (or something that will dry boots)
Razors & Shave Cream
Cleanser (Small / Waterless)
We often forget the women soldiers who work as
hard as the men soldiers do. It is their love for the country that
makes them leave their kids, husband, parents and friends back home and
serve for the nation passionately. Women’s, as we all know, have to go
through many physical changes through the month and soldiers are no
different. If you want to help them, do send some of these products and
support them in their endeavour:
Hygiene Products (Sanitary Napkins / other)
Soldiers have to stay under the sun and moon
for unlimited hours. The exposure leaves them with chapped skin and
lips. They also have to sleep in the open which exposes their body to
mosquitoes and other insects. You can send soldiers some products that
would help them tackle these problems. Here is a small list of other
products that do not come under the category of food and hygiene, but
are as important as them.
-Socks (Heavy Duty / Black, White, Green
& Brown): This can keep their feet’s warm in adverse weather
Warmers and hand sanitizers: The field work leaves them with little
time to wash their hands before meals. With this they can sanitise
their hands before meals.
Traps: mouse traps would help them deal with the rodents that trouble
them during their sleep in the open.
and or letters (Pen Pals): you can send those cards or letters to
appreciate their hard work and they would feel motivated.
and AAA Batteries: to run their portable devices.
/ DVD's: to keep them
/ Pencils: to write letters back home and also to sketch something.
this could help them in healing the chapped lips.
Cameras: to click some memorable moments.
Phone Cards: to help them connect with their families.
for their unending carvings.
Do send some of these products to soldiers and
let them know that you appreciate their giving’s.