Care Packages

Survival Care Packages


Without donations from merchants, each care package cost approximately $95.00. Many soldiers are alone and you can send a Wounded Heroes a beautiful leather Navy, Army, Air force or Marine Jacket and other goodies in a backpack in your name for this amount. These jackets are retail priced @ $420.00 a piece!


Please partner with us by giving to help our Wounded Heroes. If your family, friends, co-workers or company would like to sponsor a care package/jacket, please do so by making a donation to this worthy and much needed cause. Any help you can provide us to continue supporting our Wounded Heroes would be truly appreciated.


Please Make Your Check Payable To:

The Wounded Heroes Foundation Inc.


Mail Your Donations To:

Wounded Heroes Foundation Inc.
161 N. Clark Street Suite 4200 Chicago, IL. 60601


Information about Foundation:

This Wounded Heroes foundation is a 501c(3) organization and your donations are tax-deductible). Also, don't forget to send a note or letter to go with your care package. Again, our sincere thanks for your much, needed support.

When we asked our brave Wounded Heroes what they needed, these were some of the answers we received:

  • "Every once in a while, we like to get out of the robes, and some of us with leg wounds can't get pants on that well, so shorts help a lot.""
  • ""The hospital supplies the usual hospital gowns which are very breezy.""
  • ""Maybe bags that can attach to something for the guys on crutches, it sucks when you don't have a free hand anymore.""
  • ""Boxer shorts medium to large. As you know hospitals don't believe in underwear""
  • ""Teva style sandals are nice, it beats walking around in the footies.""
  • ""Real toothbrushes and toothpaste will help.""
  • ""Something to carry our gear in.""
  • ""Actual regular razors, not the disposable stuff the hospital gives, it chews our faces up.""
  • ""Personal hygiene bags would be nice, because otherwise the guys won't have anything to hold their stuff in when they move on from the hospital.""
  • ""Soap, shaving cream, Q-tips (for the dust!).""

We have received many thank you letters from our brave soldiers for the care packages and what it meant to them to receive them. Below are their words.

  • "I would like to thank you for the care package that you sent me and my fellow soldiers here at Walter Reed. Just so you know it means a lot to us sick and hurt soldiers.""
  • "It is really hard to be away from family and friends when you are sick and hurt but your gift hit the spot."
  • "I to have a son who is fighting for the freedom and cause and I know it will make him feel good to know someone is caring for his father."
  • "On behalf of my son PFC William Burris I would like to thank you it was a real blessing for him to receive the personnel care items when he was at BAMC."
  • "I would like to thank you for taking the time in putting this care package together for me."

We are always in need of letters from adults and children to accompany our care packages. Please remember that our service personnel of the past, present and future are the HEART OF AMERICA and without them, we would not be free.


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