We wholeheartedly accept and appreciate donations of products for inclusion in our care packages. Using your donation and others, we will put together a complete care package for shipment. If you have a bulk amount of similar items, you may also construct kits, in which ziploc bags are filled with identical items.
Please see our list below and make sure that all products donated meet our requirements.
In addition, please consider making a monetary donation to support the shipment of these packages. Without postage funds, these products will not reach their intended recipients. Each care package weighing approximately 8 lbs. costs nearly $20 to ship.
Note: **OCIB has the sole discretion to determine the suitability of any and all product donations to be included in our care packages. Product donations that do not meet OCIBs care package criteria may be re-directed in any manner deemed necessary by OCIB.
We want the best for our ladies. Therefore, we can only accept items that meet the following criteria:
Unused, never opened, and in good, clean condition
If it has an expiration date, it must be good for at least one (1) year from the time we receive it
Not hazardous or flammable no aerosols, perfumes, nail polish, hand sanitizer or alcohol
Liquid items must be sealed in Ziploc-type bags
Food items should be self-contained and resistant to high heat degradation
Womens and leisure magazines must be issued within the last 6 months.
Womens oriented books must not be gory or disturbing in nature. No murder mysteries, psychological thrillers.
BASED ON OUR AVAILABLE SUPPLY AT THIS TIME (04/2019):
Nail care products (nail clippers, nail files, cuticle pushers)
books (not horror, psychological thrillers, murder stories)
Other: deodorant, disposable razors, dental floss
Fun stuff: fragrant candles (no glass), womens socks, 2 massage balls (not electric)
Notes of thanks and words of encouragement (see below for guidelines)
NOTE:Please do NOT donate flammable items (e.g. fragrances, nail polish, hand sanitizer) as these items cannot be shipped.
To save on shipping costs, youmay also purchase from our Amazon Wishlist or your favoriteonline retailer!
Have Amazon or other online retailer mail donations to:
Write several Thank you for our Service notes/letters to a service member. Artwork is a great option for kids! Include your name, mailing address or email address. This is a great way to get a response from a service member.
Do not seal the envelope as all notes will be inspected for appropriateness. We do not recommend writing dated material, such as for holidays, as they may not be received in time.
Please help us by asking those participating todonateto OCIB as well to support postage costs. Each care package costs us $20 to ship.
Ship your donations to us for inclusion in our care packages.
it is best to pack bottles upright and avoid crushing to avoid leakage. Packing items in very large boxes is likely to result in leakage and damage to contents. Please wrap all liquid products separately from dry items in freezer ziploc bags. The box used should be taped on all open seams, i.e. in a H fashion.
In each box you are donating, include a sheetof paperwithyour name, mailing address, and email address. We will add your email address to our newsletter so you know where and how your donations are making a difference. We may also mention your organization/business name regarding your donation. (If you would not like to be added to our newsletter mailing list or mentioned, please clearly statethis in your note.)
We encourage you to compare pricing from USPS, UPS and FEDEX. If you are shipping through USPS, note that whenyou purchase postage online, there isa discount.
For large bulk donations, please contact us directly to make arrangements. Email us at r.
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