About Our Care Packages

People often wonder what they should send in care packages to Soldiers. We want the Soldiers to be genuinely excited when a J.O.S.H. care package arrives so we strive to send the best possible care packages. We focus our efforts on sending good quality products in all of our care packages.

Below you will find a list of the items we need most if you are interested in running a collection drive.  This is not an all inclusive list of what we ship, but these are the items that go in every food or hygiene package.  Due to storage limitations, these are the only items and brands that we can accept at this time.

Just as important as what we do ship, is what we do not ship. Please see the section below for items that we either cannot ship or will not ship.

Male hygiene care package items

Male hygiene care package items

Items We Cannot Ship


Items J.O.S.H. Will Not Ship


Donated Items

If you would like to donate items, we request:

  • Beef Jerky (No Pork Jerky)
  • Clif Bars
  • Kind Bars
  • Nuts (Individual Bags)
  • Slim Jims (Short Type)    
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Tuna or chicken (Starkist or Bumble Bee; Foil Pouch Only)  
  • Coffee (One pound bags or smaller, ground only)
  • Crystal Light, Gatorade, Mio, Propel (Individually Packaged Water Flavors)  
  • Antiperspirant/Deodorant (Axe, Degree, Dove, Right Guard - solids only)
  • Baby Wipes (Huggies or Pampers) 
  • Body Wash (Full size Dial, Dove, Nivea, Old Spice)  
  • Razors, lubricated only (Schick or Gillette –  We do not ship generic razors.)   
  • Shaving Cream or Gel in squeezable tubes only   (Barbasol or Gillette Fusion) 

 We cannot ship aerosols of any kind.)

Please note that J.O.S.H. ships specific brands in our care packages.  It is most helpful to us if we receive donations of the brand names we have listed beside the items.  We try to make all of our monthly packages as consistent as possible.

We cannot/will not ship anything that is an aerosol, spray bottle, or has a nozzle.  We are not allowed to ship aerosols and liquids that have nozzles often leak.  

We WILL NOT ship items that have expired or have been opened.

Soldier with a J.O.S.H. care package

Soldier with a J.O.S.H. care package