troopcarepacks.org is a project with a mission:
Sending care packages to our armed forces serving in Afganistan

My name is Si Tenenberg. Since November 2006, I have been running an organization that buys, packs and delivers care packages to our men and women serving in the armed forces in Afghanistan. We have come a long way in the last six years, delivering almost 10,000 care packages mostly to troops located at forward and combat outposts embedded with the local military. I continue to get many changing emails direct from individual troops in Afghanistan. I go through as many of these as I can every night and select the most needy, compiling a list of 50 recipients to pack and mail out boxes to every week. Accordingly, each of my shipments go directly to one soldier, sailor, airman, or marine and they in turn pass out the goods to other troops in their direct command. Their return emails and letters tell me how much they appreciate the care packages. While some troops are adequately provided for, most of those at the forward operating bases and combat outposts are still in desperate need. This is where the bulk of my packages are sent to.

We continue our efforts, concentrating now on Afghanistan. As you have most likely seen from the news media, after the 30,000 soldier increase in 2010, we now have over 100,000 American troops in this theater, with a significant increase in combat operations. These are mostly in the most rugged and remote areas in Afghanisan.

Not only are we supporting the combat troops and bomb sniffing K9 teams, but have significantly increased humanitarian packages for the children living in the local villages. School supplies, clothes, and other badly need items are included, and emails from our men and women in arms describe how this approach to winning the hearts and minds of the local villagers helps get our troops home quicker.

We are always looking for friends of the American Military that are interested in helping these brave men and women as they serve their country under difficult circumstances. Time and willing hands as well as money are all commodities in short supply. If you would like to help our men and women in uniform, click the Contact Us link and send us a message.

Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires

Mosaic of Alexander the Great

What do the Persians, Alexander the Great, the Indo-Greeks, Romans, Turks, Mongols, the Brits and Soviets all have in common? They all met the end of their ambitions in Afghanistan. Having Americans in Iraq is one of the most serious conflicts in our history, and its troops need all the support and encouragement we can give them.