Just Our Soldiers' Helpers Inc. (J.O.S.H.)
Bringing Smiles to Our Deployed Heroes' Faces One Care Package
at a Time

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Questions about J.O.S.H.

Why are you called Just Our Soldiers’ Helpers, don’t you ship care packages to all branches of the Military?

Our name does not mean that we ship to only Soldiers.  We ship to any and all branches of the Military!  This name was chosen to indicate just a little of what we do and our intention was to use a name that could be shortened to J.O.S.H. to honor the Soldier who was the inspiration for this organization.

Where do you ship?

We will ship to any deployed US service member who is serving in harm’s way.  We do our best to support those who do not have access to purchase snacks/hygiene items.  Our primary focus area has been Afghanistan, but we ship to any combat zone.

What do you ship?

We prepare and ship large, flat-rate USPS boxes that are filled with items such as snacks, canned food, hygiene items, games/morale items, socks, and just about anything else the troops request as long as it is allowed by the military and by the postal service.  One of the most important rules of thumb is to not ship anything to the troops that you wouldn't eat/use yourself. 

The key word in our care packages is “care.”  We want to ship whatever will show our troops that folks back home support and care about them.

What are the most requested care package items?

Baby wipes and beef jerky.  There are many other requests and the items we ship are listed on the Care Package Items page of this website.  But one Soldier told us that baby wipes could be sent in every package.  It seems they use baby wipes for EVERYTHING.

How often do you ship?

We ship practically every day of the week.  We find it is easier for the postal service and the troops if we ship care packages regularly rather than doing mass mailings.

Where do you get your Soldiers’ names?

We rely upon people to refer US service members to us.  We also love it when Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, Airmen, and Guardsmen register with us through this website.  If we don’t get enough names through those resources, we coordinate with other organizations to receive names of Chaplains serving in Afghanistan who will distribute our packages amongst those who need encouragement or a little extra morale boost.

What kind of help do you need?

We have lots of volunteers to help prepare the care packages.  Our biggest needs are care package items and/or monetary donations to either purchase items or pay shipping. 

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