Donate Goods

Any person or organization who would like to help send care and comfort to our service members can participate by donating needed items to Operation: Care and Comfort.

The following Care and Comfort items are needed on a continuing basis for care packages for our deployed U.S. Forces:

Gallon, quart, sandwich, and snack sized Ziploc Bags (to make care packages), hand written cards and letters of encouragement for our troops

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Snacks, Foods, and Treats
  • Individually wrapped hard candy (Twizzlers, Tootsie Rolls, Tootsie Pops, Skittles, lollipops, Life Savers, Sweet Tarts, etc), chewing and bubble gum, mints, breath strips (No home made items, please. Chocolate is accepted October - March.)
  • Small packages of nuts, seeds, pretzels, cookies, chips (Pringle type containers best),  crackers, Corn Nuts, fruit snacks and fruit leather, squeezable apple sauce
  • Trail Mix, energy, protein, breakfast and granola bars, nut bars, instant oatmeal, Kraft Easy Mac, Cup a Noodles/noodle bowls, pop tarts, small cereal boxes (one serving)
  • Powdered, sweetened drink mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid), ground or instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, cider mix, stevia, sugar, sweetener, Coffee Mate, and condiment packets, instant soup (Lipton, Miso soup, etc.)
  • Canned meats (NO PORK!), stews, chili, ravioli and spaghetti, soups, pop-top fruit, beef jerky, non-refrigerated microwavable meals
Personal, Hygiene and Toiletries
  • NO SCENTED BAR SOAP, PLEASE. Hotel/travel sized gel deodorant, shampoo, lotion, toothpaste and mouthwash, toothbrushes, dental floss and lip balm
  • For Females: Hair bands, clips, bobby pins, tampons, maxi and mini pads, oil free face cleaner, makeup remover, nail kits, mascara and makeup.
  • Eye drops, nose drops, unscented baby wipes, wet wipes, sanitized wipes/hand sanitzer, good quality razors and blades, shaving gel and powder. (NO AEROSOL CANS)
  • Small Kleenex Packets, Q-Tips (Large packages are fine), anti-fungal creams, Band Aids, medicated foot powder, sunscreen, cotton calf length socks
  • Gallon, Quart, Sandwich, and Snack Sized Ziploc Bags (to make care packages)
  • Hand written cards and letters of encouragement for our troops
Entertainment and Leisure
  • DVDs, CDs, game consoles and games (even older models as long as you have the connectors), AAA and AA batteries, pens, pencils, blank greeting cards and stationary, stickers, AT&T phone cards, adult color and puzzle books, colored pencils and sharpeners, playing cards, dice, hand held games and puzzles, funny papers and crossword page from newspapers
Seasonal
  • Hand and foot warmers, gloves, sun glasses, neck coolers
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Most Requested Items
Food:
  • Beef jerky, microwavable meals, soups (no pork please)
Hygiene:
  • Mach III Razor and cartridges, dental supplies.
Entertainment:
  • DVDs, CDs
Miscellaneous:
  • AA and AAA Batteries, AT&T Phone Cards


DONATION SITES
Items may be shipped to, or brought to our main drop off location: Operation: Care and Comfort c/o American Red Cross 2731 North First Street San Jose, CA 95134 Office Hours: Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm Additional Drop Off Locations:

Old Republic Title — Campbell
2110 S. Bascom Avenue No. 102
Campbell, Ca 95008

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4
Old Republic Title — Gilroy
8060 Santa Teresa Blvd, Ste 100
Gilroy, CA 95020

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4
Old Republic Title — Los Altos
167 S. San Antonio Road Suite 5
Los Altos, CA 94022

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4

Old Republic Title — Los Gatos
438 N Santa Cruz Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95032

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4
Old Republic Title — Morgan Hill
17485 Monterey Road Ste 101
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4
Old Republic Title — Palo Alto
361 Lytton Ave #100
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4

Old Republic Title — San Jose
1096 Blossom Hill Rd. #101
San Jose, CA 95123

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4
Old Republic Title — Saratoga
12180 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri 9-4
Milpitas Smile Design
414 south Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 934-0693

Office Hours:
M-Th-F 9 to 6; Tu and Wed 9 to 5

Premier Dental Care
195 Meridian St A-5
Hollister, CA 95023

Office Hours:
M - Th | 9am - 6pm
Operation: Care and Comfort c/o American Red Cross
2731 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134

Office Hours:
Mon-Th | 9am-3pm
Contact Lens Center
3590 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA 95117

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm