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Deplolyed Troops and Veteran's Wish List

These are the items we are most often asked for, by the troops themselves, and by those who have experience caring for our wounded troops.

Anything that the wounded troops can do during their recovery that will help them relax, and wait out the seemingly endless tests, etc. They need things that will help them smile and even laugh. They need a little comic relief from the pain and intense stress they are under.

If you or your group would like to assist with any of these items, please mail them to Project Lifting Spirits, Inc., P.O. Box 1322, Evans, Georgia 30809 or call Stacey Blevins at 619-227-6986.

Anything handmade, especially by a child, so cards, notes, pictures, little "Welcome Home" posters.

DVD Movies (New or Used)
Music CDs (New or Used)
iPOD or MP3 devices
iTune cards
Xbox Games, PSP, PS2 & PS3 Games (new or used)
Computer Flash Drives & Thumb Drives
Portable CD players
Head phones

Robes
Sweatpants
Baby care items
Baby blankets
Baby clothing
Baskets
S shaving cream travel size and regular size
Body Wash travel size and regular size
Shampoo/Conditioner travel size and regular size
Toothbrush travel size and regular size
Toothpaste travel size and regular size
Spray Deodorant
Razors
Men and Women's Deodorant travel and regular size
Q-tips
Poly Grip
Denture Cleaner
Men's Undershirts (All Sizes)
Men's Boxer Briefs (All Sizes)
Men and Women's Gloves
Men and Women's Scarves
Men and Women's Beanie
Men's Pajamas
Women's Underwear (All Sizes)
Men and Women's Socks
Slippers
Powder travel size and regular size
Kleenex
Dental Floss
Combs
Brushes
Soap
Hand Soap
Lip Balm
Eye Glass Readers
Men's Large and X-Large Boxers
Women's Medium T-shirts (short sleeves)
Women's Large T-shirts (short sleeves)
Women's Size 6, 8, 10 underwear
Men's and Women's Body Wash
Men's and Women's Deodorant
Pump hand soap
Paper Products (utensils, napkins, plates, cups, and bowls),

Games (Small travel size games are the best)
Electronic handheld games

Books
Bookmarks
Current Magazines
Comic Books
Game Books: (Crossword Puzzles / Word Search Books / Math Puzzle Books / Mad Libs / Logic Problems / Sudoku, etc.)
Playing Cards
UNO, Checkers, Dominoes
Coloring books
Crayons

Postage stamps
Stationary
Pens & mechanical pencils, small note pads
Day planners / Calendars / Small, Pocket Calendars
Birthday, Thank you, and Condolence Cards

Snacks (nuts, candy, cookies, chips, etc)
Gum, mints, breath mints or strips
Water
Instant Oatmeal
Instant Grits
Granola Bars
Any refreshments.

Handi-pockets for wheelchairs and walkers
Knorks (a combination knife and fork used by our heroes who have lost use of one of their arms)
Fingerless leather gloves (for wheelchair patients)

Blankets and quilts

Gifts for our Troops to Have on Hand

The troops have also expressed that they would like to have some small gifts on hand to give their own children when they come to visit. Think about it. They haven't seen their child in months, and when that child comes to visit, the parent would love to be able to give their child a small stuffed animal, etc, however how would they get out and get it? Therefore, by us providing some small gifts for our wounded troops to have on hand, for them to give out, it really brightens their day when that time comes.

Mostly I encourage you to keep writing cards and notes of support. Sending notes frequently can build a relationship, even if it is only a one-way conversation for a while. Remind them that we are thinking of them. Find some funny greeting cards; send a family photo, and don't forget to include your family pet. Include a return envelope; include interesting things from the local newspaper (especially the sports section, however not necessarily about the war). Just talk about what's happening in your daily life.

Honest and especially regular words of encouragement are much more valuable than "stuff" so please never feel as though you cannot afford to help out. If you can spend 10 minutes a week writing a wounded troop a note, or even clipping out a couple of comic strips to include in a card, you have done a great deal to encourage that troop during their time of recovery.

Operation Note Card

There is nothing like a handwritten note from someone's heart to let a soldier, sailor, marine or airman know that he or she is supported and their service is appreciated. Don't underestimate the value of your greeting!

Here's how you can help us:

•  Ask your schools, clubs, churches, scout groups or any group or individual to write a positive message of support.

•  Ideas for beginning your message: “Dear Serviceperson,” "Dear US Protector,” “Dear Hero” Tell them about yourself, too.

•  If you include your name and address, often you will hear back.

•  Keep the messages positive. (Teachers and scout leaders, please edit cards and letters from your students. We are not here to comment on the war, only to encourage our brave troops.)

 Any donations will be used to continue our mission to make the wounded service members feel the community's appreciation and that they are not forgotten. Please feel free to make a donation via paypal using the button below or by sending it to Project Lifting Spirits, P.O. Box 1322, Evans, GA 30809.

“The nation which forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.” Calvin Coolidge

 

Created by Anne Buzanowski August 2009