what your soldier wants
Soldiers need is very limited. These men
and women posted on remote locations have no weekly off and they don’t
have fixed office timings like all of us do. Our soldiers put in their
serve the nation and its citizens. We are able to sleep peacefully
soldiers are doing their duty without any expectations. The army
have to stay away from their families. They hardly get to communicate
because there would not be regular phone/ mobile services. Soldiers
deal with erratic climatic conditions and unwanted rodents and animals
they are on the field. The saddest part of a soldier’s life is his/her
restrictions to meet family. A soldier unlike us cannot pick up the
phone and call
family. They cannot just go and meet them when they want a tight hug.
cannot go to the store and pick some cigars or candies when they want
definitely cannot reciprocate the time that soldiers have lost in life
away from family, but you can help them by supplying them some
You can donate anything that you wish to. But, here is a list of things
soldiers require the most:
Do you know that soldiers like you love
those sweet sugar candies? Yes, soldiers are very much in love with
this is one thing among others that soldiers would want. You can send
resistant candies which they can carry when they are on the field.
candies melt making their pockets sticky. Donors along with heat
candies can also donate following things:
As mentioned, our soldiers do not get time
to visit stores and pick things up. They do want tooth care essentials
donors like you every month supply them with. Here is a list of
care products that are counted among the soldier’s necessities:
Soldiers do not have Baristas and Starbucks
around their field. They also feel the need for a hot cup of regular
Donors are free to supply the soldiers with some easy to make beverages
they can make for themselves instantly. Check the list of beverages
you can donate and support soldiers:
Powdered drink mixes
Kool Aid Bursts etc.
donate your favourite drink and the soldiers on the field will be happy
receive your donations.
We all get bored of the normal food. Can
you eat a single variety of pizza for months? Well, nobody can do so.
soldiers are exceptions. They eat what they prepare. There are no
sauces and no flavours with which they can bring taste to their food.
very much like us have taste buds that long to have tasty food. As a
can think of sending the soldiers a package that includes some
requirements. If you are confused about what food products to send, do
worry. Here is a list of food items which you can donate to the
FOOD (including dry goods, snacks)
Bars (Clif or Balance)
Canned Fruit (pop top cans)
Cereal (in small boxes)
Girl Scout Cookies
Ramen Noodles-any flavor
Ravioli (pop top cans)
for their body:
climate conditions leave our soldiers with dried skin and chapped lips.
cracks on the feet’s are a common sight among soldiers, but these
not stop them from fighting for the safety of the citizens and the
is the responsibility of we, the citizens of the country, to donate
which can help soldiers to care for their body and maintain a hygiene.
a list of hygiene essentials that are not within easy reach of our
Products (for female soldiers)
Tissues (heavy duty - i.e. Puffs)
Travel size body wash
Tylenol (individual packets)
are hardly left with any time for entertainment, but there are times
feel low and the need for their entertainment doubles. Donors who feel
soldiers like us need entertainment can send them basic entertainment
requirements like puzzles, soduku, music tapes, CD’s, board games like
and checkers, books, newspapers and magazines.
that are outside the above
are some other requirements that the soldiers need and cannot be placed
above categories. Here is a list of those items that can be sent by
Writing Paper and Envelopes
American Flags (small)
Baggies (with zip lock)
Bug Spray (must be
packaged in zip-lock bag)
Flashlights (mini/mag lite, extra bulbs, lots
Fans (battery powered - small - with extra
Pre-Paid Phone Cards
Shoe Insole Cushions
Socks (cushioned white calf high) etc.
are working on field away from the families on Christmas. Christmas is
when the whole whole is soaked in celebrations and it is sheer
the soldiers have to stay away from their families and good food that
prepared and shared on Christmas. Donors can make the festival a
for the soldiers by providing them some Christmas special items like:
Canned turkey and
Thanksgiving food items
Christmas stockings etc.
ate happy when they receive packages from you. It motivates them in
themselves strong and fighting at the borders with enemies. Do keep
gifts and donations for our soldiers who put in their day and night to
our nation and you.