Operation Care for Troops
has shipped
101,991 packages!

Operation Care for Troops will be holding its July “Bags of Bare Necessities” Packing on July 24, 25, 26, and 27. The location is the Nashua National Guard Armory, 154 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060.

HELP defray the shipping costs of packages for “Bags of Bare Necessities” packing

OCT shipping expense increased 42% as packages are being shipped out of Chicago now instead of New Jersey for the majority of deployed military OCT supports.

Other requested items are the following:  nut mixes or trail mixes (individual to 10 oz); Protein Bars such as Kind, Cliff, Quest, Pure Protein, Nature Valley Protein, and such; Lotions 4 oz to 8 oz – Aveeno, Eucerin, etc.; and Small canned fruit with flip tops .

Check out our Current Sponsor Page! It is always fun to say thank-you to a friend! Click here

To volunteer for this event, send an e-mail to volunteer@octnh.org  starting June 15th!

Please include your name and the date or dates that you would like to attend.  If you are registering for a organizations, please include your organizations name, names of individuals, and contact the volunteer coordinator.

Click here for more details on the Packing Event.  Your picture ID is required for check-in at the Nashua National Guard Armory.  Students may bring a school ID or have a parent check them in with their picture ID.

Hope to see you there!


What Can I do to help?

  • Volunteering your time is not the only way you can help your troops!
  • Adopting an unit or a soldier and packing their boxes before the packing event is a great way to help!!
  • Writing letters of encouragement – Operation Care for Troops places 4 to 6 letters in each package.  This means 4000 to 15,000 pieces of mail is needed for each packing event.
  •  Helping with monitary cost of shipping the care packages (Additional details)