Military Care Package Eagle Project

Military Care Package Eagle Project Planning and Execution

By Ben Buskirk


  • Identify Potential Recipients of Military Care Package and find primary contact
    • TB Gamberi in Afghanistan
  • Determine size and scope of group receiving care packages
    • 125 soldiers
  • Create budget and list of items to include in each package
    • $4000 budget
      • $2300 in postage
      • $1700 in supplies
    • Identify potential partners who could donate items
      • Girl Scout troops donated cookies

  • Food Banks
  • Find elementary schools to write notes to soldiers.
    • Elementary School teacher are often eager to help with this. I spoke at Christ Lutheran School to several classes about the project.



  • Write solicitation letters to friends and family with addressed return envelopes included.
  • Write solicitation letters to hand deliver to local businesses to procure items.
  • Track incoming gifts on a spreadsheet
  • Write thank you notes to all donors and partners.



  • Pick a date to have a packing event.
  • Get flat rate boxes from post office. You can order these for free in advance from the United States Postal Service Website.

  • Fill out customs forms for each box

  • For packing event
    • Set up an assembly line

  • Assembly boxes and fill with care package items
  • Close Boxes

  • Address and attach customs forms to each box
  • Deliver to post office
    • We had to go to 3 different post offices as they didn’t have enough customs forms at any single post office.