Operation Care for Troops

August Packing Event “Drop Off”

August 1 and 11   

Due to COVID19 Operation Care for Troops is unable to hold the traditional August Packing Event at the Nashua National Guard Armory.  To ensure everyones safety and follow social distancing boxes will be packed by the Team Leaders.

 OCT needs your help with cards, letters and donations.   We will be collecting donations and cards & letters on August 1 at the Pelham VFW and on August 11 at the Main Street United Methodist Church in Nashua.   At both locations, folks will be outside to allow social distancing.  Please wear masks. Info below:

 Pelham VFW –  August 1;  10 am to 3 pm; 6 Main St, Pelham NH (parking lot)  At this location cards will be available for signing!

Main Street United Methodist Church – August 11; 2 pm to 6pm;  Rear parking lot of 154 Main Street, Nashua, NH (side street is Temple Street for parking lot.)

HELP defray the shipping costs of packages.
DONATE FUNDS FOR POSTAGE!! Ship a box for $20. 

Requested and focus items are the following:  

  1. Hydration drink mix
  2. Drink mix
  3. Protein Snacks such as nut mixes or trail mixes (individual to 6 oz)
  4. Protein Bars such as Kind, Cliff, Quest, Pure Protein, Nature Valley Protein, and such
  5. Hand Sanitizer 
  6. Small canned fruit with flip tops
  7. Beef jerky

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

For future Events:

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 organization’s name, names of individuals, and contact the volunteer coordinator. Organizations may register up to 10 individuals per day.

Click here for more details on Packing Events.  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?




  • Amazon Smiles link    https://smile.amazon.com/ch/27-3685964
  • Volunteering your time is not the only way you can help your troops!
  • Adopting a unit or a soldier and packing their boxes before the packing event is a great way to help!! Contact deborah@octnh.org 
  • 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)