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.

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.

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Shopping List
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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 (lunch box sized) of nuts, seeds, pretzels, cookies, chips (Pringle type containers best), Cracker Jacks, crackers, Corn Nuts, fruit snacks and fruit leather, Gardettos
  • Trail Mix, energy bars, protein bars, breakfast and granola bars, nut bars, instant oatmeal, Kraft Easy Mac, ramen, Cup a Noodles
  • Powdered, sweetened drink mixes (Gatorade, Crystal Light, Kool-Aid), ground or instant coffee, tea bags, hot chocolate, cider mix, sugar, sweetener, Coffee Mate, and condiment packets
  • Canned meats (NO PORK!), stews, chili, ravioli, soups, fruit, beef jerky, non-refrigerated microwavable meals
Personal, Hygiene and Toiletries
  • 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.
  • Disposable Razors, Eye drops, Nose Drops, Unscented Baby Wipes, Wet wipes, Small Hand Sanitizer, Mach III Turbo Razor Blades and other good razors and blades
  • Small Kleenex Packets, Q-Tips (Large packages are fine), Anti-Fungal Creams, Band Aids, Foot Powder, Sunscreen
  • 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, disposable cameras, AT&T phone cards, comic books, funny papers, puzzle books, and paperback books.
  • Gallon, Quart, Sandwich, and Snack Sized Ziploc Bags (to make care packages)
  • Hand written cards and letters of encouragement for our troops
Winter/Christmas Items:(accepted September - January)
  • Christmas and holiday cards, stockings and small decorations and ornaments, knit caps, hand and foot warmers, gloves.
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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:



Operation: Care and Comfort c/o American Red Cross
2731 North First Street
San Jose, CA 95134

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm
Contact Lens Center
3590 Moorpark Ave
San Jose, CA 95117

Office Hours:
Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm
Mil-Spec Armory
1584 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

Office Hours:
Wed-Sun | 10am-6pm

The Kelly Company
183 Leisure Way
Vacaville, CA 95687
(707) 428-0490 Office

Office Hours:
M-F, 10-3
Family Pet Care Center
38 East St
Hollister, CA 95023

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