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Kim Whelan
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I am a Military Wife with 3 great kids and my husband was deployed with OIF. I spend my spare time creating new and interesting designs that help promote awareness of our military troops. With 19 years of military lifestyle behind my back I can honestly say that the troops need our support now more than ever before. I dedicate a portion of the money I get from this shop to purchase various items for deployed troops. Enjoy your time in my shop and thanks for visiting!

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Here is a quick list of items these young men & women are wishing for:

  • First and foremost - letters of support & encouragement along with pictures of the good old USA (include your name, address, phone number, & email along with a "what can I send you" note if you want to hear back from them).
  • DVDs (recently released pre viewed DVD movies are fine, TV shows on DVD are great too), music CDs, & CD storage books
  • Coffee, coco, tea, hot cider mix (powdered flavored creamer, too) - not liquids
  • Mugs (unbreakable like camping gear is better)
  • Microwaveable non perishable just-add-water foods like soups and mac-n-cheese
  • Snacks - candy (not too melty), chocolate, trail mix, granola bars, gum, cookies, nuts, popcorn, chips, etc (Entenmann's Products were specifically requested)
  • Slim jims, jerky, pre cooked vacuum packed meats, & canned chicken - no pork items
  • Canned fruit (pop top is best - not the ones with foil lids), canned veggies (the kind you would eat.)
  • Hair brushes
  • deodorant (the guys like Old Spice Red Zone) lotion (body & face)
  • Beanie Babies, etc - for the soldiers to pass out as good will gifts to the local children
  • Room deodorizers/air fresheners and scented candles (nothing too melty)
  • Nail files & nail clippers (nail polish for the girls)
  • Toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, & floss
  • Hair bands & barrettes for pony tails
  • Razors & shaving cream (girls like "Venus" disposable razors, guys like Mach 3 and Mach 3 Turbo Refill blades)
  • Tampons & pads
  • Magazines (mostly men's mags, not too old), books, word game books
  • Playing Cards, board games, chess, checkers, ect
  • AA batteries (they have access to all other sizes)
  • Blank cards, stationery & pens
  • Baby wipes - for when there's no water
  • AT&T phone cards for phoning home
  • Black wool knit caps
  • Black wool or leather gloves
  • Black wool socks or insulated boot socks
  • Long sleeve black t-shirts (air force)
  • Long sleeve brown t-shirts (army/marines)
  • Black long underwear
  • Foot powder
  • Soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, Leave-In Spray conditioner
  • Twin size sheet sets and pillows
  • Towels, wash cloths
  • Packing tape
  • Softball Gloves, softballs, Frisbees, other small outdoor activity items
  • 220V to 110V power converters
  • Boot scrubbers to get the mud off before entering tents or house slippers so they don't have to wear the boots inside
  • Drink Mixes to flavor the water like Kool-Aid, Gatorade, & Tang
  • Anything else you can think of that these guys might want/need

Higher Dollar Items

  • Coffee Makers
  • Timex watches - cuz they keep on tickin'
  • Maglights
  • Underarmour sports bras size medium for the girls
  • Underarmour boxer briefs sizes medium & large for the guys
  • Black Thorlo, Gortex, or other insulated boot socks
  • UnderArmour Cold Gear long sleeve black t-shirts (airforce)
  • UnderArmour Cold Gear long sleeve brown t-shirts (army/marines)
  • UnderArmour Cold Gear black long underwear
  • Gerber multitools
  • Gerber or Benchmade Knives
  • Knife sharpeners
  • Camelback Hydration Systems - especially the larger one such as the MULE or HAWG
  • Camelback cleaning kits & drying racks
  • Hand held sewing machines for making repairs to uniforms

Items not allowed:

  • Obscene articles (prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc).
  • Firearms (no kidding...)
  • Any matter depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or non authorized political materials.
  • Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith. Items for the personal use are permissible.
  • Pork or pork by-products.

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1-877-809-1659 (Mon-Sat, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. EST), local/international at 1-402-517-4480.
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  • Support & Love our Military Troops

    Members of America's armed forces are serving around the world in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Korea. Far from family and friends, these dedicated men and women have limited access to the everyday comforts of being back home. Here? your chance to show your support and make a difference! If you are a military mom or dad, wife, grandparent or other family member you can show America? Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines how much you personally appreciate their service. I have always and will continue to donate a portion of the money earned in my shop to purchase requested items and gifts for the deployed troops and other military members serving our great country. HOOAH!

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