Thank you for your interest in supporting Good to Go Care Boxes. We are a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit. Our mission is to provide snack and hygiene boxes to United States Marines, soldiers and sailors deployed throughout the world. Every donation we receive is put towards filling the boxes or postage. All administrative costs are donated; it is a one hundred percent volunteer run non-profit.
We support them during their entire deployment so they receive approximately six of each box.
The hygiene box always contains a full sized toothbrush and travel sized toothpaste, Scope/ Listerine, dental floss and Chapstick. We provide razors, shaving gel, deodorant, shampoo, soap, sunscreen etc.
The snack boxes are a combination of protein (beef jerky, nuts, tuna, granola bars, Cliff bars, peanut butter) and some fun snacks to remind them of home (cookies, crackers, candy) When I know they are celebrating a birthday on deployment they get a birthday box!
The majority of these kids are 18-21 years old; many away from home for the first time. They are often helping to support their family or have families of their own. Some have no family/parental support; it is commonly believed by the public that they are issued everything they need; not true! As a Marine Mom I quickly learned how little is provided to them and it became my mission to help support these brave young men and women.
I currently have the names of 30 young men, all deployed in the Middle East; I recently received this email:
Hello Theresa, my name is PFC *********, I received the care box you sent me this week at Camp *********! There were so many useful items, we don't have a nearby post exchange, so all our supplies and goodies come in the mail. The shampoo and body wash and candy was a huge help for hygiene and morale! People like you remind me that America still has the morals it was founded on. I am so thankful for your support and generosity. Thank you much!
Notes like these keep me motivated, determined and “Always Faithful” to our troops!
Thank you for your time.
Proud Marine Mom