ANZAC DAY care packages for deployed troops

I want to help you send a care package to our deployed Defence Force troops for Anzac Day.

Last year I became aware of a great cause that organises to send care packages to Australian Defence Force troops that are currently deployed and this year I have decided to help anyone that would like to be involved. Our troops are often away from home for long periods of time and sending them a small parcel is a great way to show our appreciation. Sending them a gorgeous ME&MY shampoo/conditioner set along with other items (see the suggestion list below) would certainly give them a lovely surprise and much enjoyment and so I would like to support you in creating your very own care packages.

Simply purchase your Damage Reversal Cleanser + Conditioner 50ml DUO from our stockists that are participating (or online if there isn’t a stockist near you), seal it and add it to your other items in the box. Take it to any Australia Post outlet, with all the details below, which we found on the Veterans 360 Australia facebook page (posted on 12 March 2018):

Send a package to our deployed troops for ANZAC Day! ***FREE POSTAGE***

Care packages can be sent free of charge to our deployed troops, so long as they strictly comply with Australia Post guidelines.

All Australia Post outlets will accept the packages and can be addressed to:

An Australian Defence Member

ANZAC Day Mail
AFPO 60
AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE
NSW 2890

The package must be less than 2kg and no larger than a “BX2” box (310 x 225 x 102 mm), available at Australia Post stores for only $2.00

Packages can be sent to either male or female personnel and must be posted by 13 April 2018.

You will also be required to fill out some Customs forms and it is suggested that you use a liberal amount of packing tape to ensure that all of the contents arrive at their destination.

To send a care package to an Australian Defence Member (you can specify a soldier, sailor, airman or airwoman).  Address the package to the following if you wish to send a specific package to a female – ‘An Australian Soldier/Sailor/Airman/Airwoman – Female’)

What can be included in Care Packages? Be creative with donations while being mindful of Australia Post’s guidelines for the free delivery of care packages. Some suggestions are listed below, as are the general restrictions:

Toiletries:
o Deodorant (non aerosol)
o Shaving cream (non aerosol)
o Small bottle of talcum powder
o Disposable razors (from Brother Shave)
o Shower Gel
o Lip Balm

Food:
o Instant Noodles
o Biscuits
o Lollies
o Small tinned consumables
o Non-perishable foods
o Tim Tams

Other ideas:
o Magazines – from Vogue to Men’s Health
o Puzzle books
o DVDs
o Socks
o Letters of support
o Self addressed envelopes – this way soldiers can thank you for the donation

What NOT to include:
o Pornographic material
o Alcoholic Beverages
o Clothing
o Pork products
o Cigarettes

Working dogs CANNOT receive packages and nothing sent for them will be delivered.

Please consider sending a Matilda Poppy for them to wear this ANZAC Day.

 

Sara x