Holidays For Heroes

Holidays For Heroes

You can send a holiday card to our service members, veterans and military families through our Holiday Mail for Heroes program.

In order to make cards as meaningful as possible to a wide audience, use generic titles such as “Dear Service Member, Veteran, or Military Family Member” when writing the cards. Cards should not contain glitter, confetti or any other like materials.

We also need your help to collect little things that bring back big memories for our brave service members. The American Red Cross is collecting specific items to be distributed to troops serving in Kuwait and Djibouti. Care packages will be assembled and sent to our service members to show that we appreciate their service and sacrifice and bring them a little comfort from home.

Items Can Include:

Requested Hygiene & Entertainment Items:

  • Full size toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion)
  • Wet naps/baby wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Body/foot powder
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Tissues
  • Shave gel (not aerosol cans)
  • Feminine Hygiene items (pads and tampons)
  • Dice
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Requested Food Items:

  • Protein bars/granola bars
  • Candy
  • Nuts
  • Beef sticks/Jerky
  • Gum
  • Ramen/macaroni and cheese / Cup o Noodles / Soup in Hand / Handy Meals (heat and serve that come in their own serving bowls)
  • Just Add Water cake/ cookie/ muffin / bread mixes
  • Cookies
  • Crackers
  • Pop-tarts
  • Donations to cover postage cost are also needed.

    Send or deliver cards or donations to:

    American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter:

  • 125 Fair St. Findlay, OH 45840
  • American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter:

  • Hancock County - 125 Fair St., Findlay, OH 45840
  • Marion County - 1849 Summerset Dr., Marion, OH 43302
  • Morrow County - 37 W. Center St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
  • Crawford County - 110 E. Mary St., Bucyrus, OH 44820
  • Union County - 131 N. Main St., Marysville, OH 43040
  • Wyandot County - Curves, 228 8th St., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 and A&A Grocery 200 N. Sandusky, Ave., Upper Sandusky OH 43351
  • Cards and donations must be received by November 18.