This is late, but last Friday (May 18th), I sent over two packages:
It’s a “Fun in the Sun” package with water guns, water balls, cracker jacks, kool aid packets, Hawaiian Punch packets, freeze pops, Miami style salt water taffy, chapstick, and nasal spray. Fun and some necessities to help get through a middle eastern summer (100+ degree weather on a daily basis). Kinda nervous that my 25 year old soldier is going to find this package to be extremely cheesy, but I’ll blame it on my boyfriend who encouraged me to go through with this package. Connected through adoptaussoldier.org.
Another ”boring box” filled with hygiene products, first aid kit, and laundry detergent sent over to troops in Afghanistan. Connected through a personal friend.
Also, Box 2 arrived on May 8th. I never heard from the navy unit I sent two packages to, which is disappointing since I inserted an index card with a note: “Please insert this in the enclosed self-addressed envelope to let me know that box #1 arrived” and the same goes for box #3. I really just want to know that these boxes that are costing me about $30-60 a box are arriving, so either they did not arrive or nobody sent back the index cards. It has been about three weeks, so maybe I just need to be a little more patient. I wish there was some way to know that they arrived all the way to Afghanistan. Unfortunately, the delivery confirmation only mentioned that the box was dispatched to the international center on May 2, but it never mentioned that it arrived, so I have no idea what is going on. This is the biggest frustration about sending packages to people you’re not personally in contact with.