Care Package Campaign

One of the VA’s newest initiatives, of vets helping vets, is the Care Package Campaign. The goal of our campaign is to provide soldiers with support year round, and Xavier University has the opportunity to contribute.  Boxes will be placed around campus to collect donations that the VA Center will send abroad to the troops. If you are interested in participating, please check out the numerous items we will be collecting to ship off!

Donation locations

  • Alumni Center, Lobby and Side Door
  • Cohen
  • Elet Lobby
  • Field Office
  • Gallagher Student Center
  • Hailstones
  • Nieporte Lounge, Hailstones
  • Edgecliff Hall
  • Flynn Hall, Lobby
  • Joseph Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Hinkle Hall, Faculty Lounge
  • McGrath Health and Wellness Center
  • Resident Halls: Buenger, Kuhlman, Husman, Brockman, Fenwick, The Commons, Manor House
  • Schott Hall

Care Pack List

What Cannot Be Sent

Pork products, Alcohol, Tobacco, Pornographic materials, liquid hand sanitizer, or Aerosol cans. Due to the extreme heat, chocolate is not mailed during the summer months.

Canned Items

  • Canned fruit
  • Chicken and/or packs; pop-top
  • Peanut butter / Jelly
  • Sardines
  • Tuna and/or packs (tuna in pouches are best)

Condiments

  • Cajun seasoning
  • Catsup
  • Garlic salt
  • Honey packs
  • Hot sauce
  • Lawry’s
  • Mayo
  • Mustard
  • Relish
  • Salad dressings
  • Salsa (don’t forget the taco chips)
  • Salt/pepper
  • Sugar packets
  • Spices
  • Sweet N Low

Snacking Foods

  • Beef jerky / beef sticks, summer sausage
  • Cheese spreads / small Velveeta cheese blocks
  • Dry Cereal
  • Chex Mix
  • Chips
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Doritos
  • Dried fruit
  • Energy bars / cereal bars / high protein bars / granola Bars
  • Fruit pies
  • Gum, hard candy wrapped (no chocolate in summer)
  • Little Debbies & other snack cakes
  • Nuts (all kinds)
  • Pudding cups

Men

  • Aftershave lotion (no fragrance)
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream in a tube

Women

  • Brush/comb
  • Conditioner
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair clips/bands
  • Hair gel
  • Non-aerosol hair spray
  • Panty liners

 

Toiletries

  • Advil, Tylenol, Cold/Cough drops, Sinus Meds
  • Air Freshener
  • Antacids
  • Antibiotic Cream (Neosporin)
  • Anti-Bacterial Wipes
  • Baby Oil, Baby Powder
  • Baby Wipes
  • Bath mat
  • Bath/hand/wash towels (dark colors)
  • Blankets for cooler weather
  • Body Wash / soap (be sure to triple pack the soap and not put it near the food as it leaves the smell of soap on the food)
  • Chapstick
  • Clothes Pins/Line
  • Contact Lens Cleaner
  • Cotton Balls
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable hand and feet warmers
  • Dusting cloths for removing the sand from everything and every surface
  • Eye Drops
  • Eyeglass Kit
  • Face Soap
  • Foot Inserts for boots
  • Foot/Boot Powder
  • Insect Repellent Wipes/ non aerosol spray with Deet (need in spring/summer)
  • Imodium
  • Laundry soap / fabric softener
  • Lotion for body and hand
  • Mattress toppers
  • Mirror
  • Mouthwash
  • Nasal Spray/Drops
  • Packaged Wet Ones / baby wipes
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Pillow with pillowcase
  • Pocket Size First-Aid Kit
  • Puma Stones for feet
  • Q-Tips
  • Shampoo
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Toenail/Fingernail Clippers
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tooth Paste / Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Picks
  • Twin Fitted dark sheets
  • Vitamins

Recreational Items

  • Balls: soccer ball, baseballs, basketballs, volley ball sets, football
  • Batteries: AA- C -D -9 volt
  • Beanie Babies or stuffed animals (new please)
  • Board Games
  • Playing Cards
  • CD Player with CDs / send batteries
  • Dart Board with darts
  • Disposable cameras
  • DVDs (you can tape from television too)
  • Electronic/Battery Hand held games (include batteries)
  • Frisbee
  • Greeting Cards they can send back home (variety)
  • Mag flashlight bulbs
  • Mailing Envelopes (no stamps) / Pens with Stationary
  • Magazines (all kinds)
  • Mini Hand-held Fan or Water Misty fan
  • Nerf Balls
  • Packaged Poker Sets
  • Plastic bowls, spoons, forks, knives
  • Puzzle Books/Word Find Books
  • Sewing Kits
  • Small flash light for reading at night
  • Water guns
  • Yo-Yo’s
  • Zip Lock Bags & Plastic lock containers for sealing leftovers and personal items