Creating Smiles With Our Care Packages

Sending Love, Comfort, and Essential Items to Those Who Serve Our Country

Sending Love and Comfort To Our Heroes

We understand the importance of showing our support and appreciation for those who have served our country. We’ve been honoring our heroes since 2003 and have been thriving with the support of our amazing volunteers. Our Care Package Program provides a way for individuals, groups, and organizations to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our military and veterans.

Whether you’re looking to send a single care package or host a group event to create many boxes, we’ve made it easy and rewarding to give back.

Create your care package here.

They Know We Care

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Our handmade packages offer more than just material items to our heroes:

Create a Personal Connection

Create a personal connection with a service member by letting them know that they are loved and remembered, even from afar.

Express Gratitude

Express gratitude for their service and sacrifices, and let service members know that their efforts are appreciated and valued.

Make a Difference

Make a difference in the lives of our military and veterans by showing your support and appreciation.

Boost Morale

Boost morale and provide a sense of comfort during difficult times by sending a care package filled with items and treats.

Brighten Their Day

Brighten the day of a service member who may be far from home and loved ones and remind them that they are not alone.

Provide Essential Items

Provide essential items and treats that are difficult to obtain in certain locations.

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group packing care packages
LifeLock company with care packages
Soldiers with Christmas care packages

Get Started & Ship Some Love

For Individuals

You can create a box that’s personalized and filled with items and treats that will bring joy and comfort to a service member far from home.

Want to host a small gathering? Get a group of people together so you can all create care packages and give back.

For Organizations & Companies

Hosting an event to create care packages is a great way for the community to come together and make a collective impact on the lives of our military and veterans. Create a memorable and impactful event while taking care of our heroes.

create your care package in 3 Easy Steps

STEP 1: Pick a theme

When creating a care package, choosing a theme can help make it more personalized, meaningful, and fun. Here are some ideas:

Step 2: Review The Shopping List

Now for the exciting part – shopping! Review our shopping list to make sure all the goodies you want to send are approved. You’ll find a list of the most requested items and most needed items by our soldiers.

We make sure all care packages meet the needs and wants of our soldiers. Our list ensures that the items are useful, appropriate, and well-received.

Step 3: Drop or Ship It To Us

Once you have collected all the items and assembled the care package, it’s time to ship it to us. See our address below and we recommend using a flat rate box from USPS to ensure affordable shipping costs.

Note: If you want the box to arrive at a certain time, for example, for Christmas, you must ship your boxes to us two months in advance.

Shipping care package
DONATION SITES

Items may be shipped to or brought to our main drop-off location.

Locations

Operation: Care and Comfort
C/O American Red Cross
2731 N First St
San Jose, CA 95134

Operation: Care and Comfort
1702-L Meridian Ave #241
San Jose, CA 95125

Operation: Care and Comfort
3173 Pebble Beach Cir
Fairfield, CA 94534

(If you are mailing multiple boxes, please contact julie@occ-usa.org for the recommended mailing address.)

Operation: Care and Comfort
C/O American Red Cross
2731 N First St
San Jose, CA 95134
Hours M-TH (9AM-3PM)

Premier Dental Care
195 Meridian St A-5
Hollister, CA 95023
M-TH (9AM- 6PM)

Email info@occ-usa.org for additional drop off locations.

 

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Toiletries
Cisco care package drive
Christmas Care Package stalkings
Soldiers holding Christmas care packages