Welcome to Operation Buckeye

OPERATION BUCKEYE was formed with the sole purpose of sending boxes to our troops as a way to thank them for their efforts and to bring them a touch of home. The physical conditions they endure are challenging and being away from family for long periods is a true hardship. Over 37,000 care packages have been shipped to date!

Trying to bring a touch of home and brighten the day of a soldier, the boxes contain items that are both treats and necessities. Beef Jerky and hard candy are two of the favorites, along with drink mixes (to give water a better taste).  Chips, cheese crackers, canned fruit, granola bars, tuna snacks, Girl Scout cookies, tooth brushes and paste, books, deodorant, foot powder, peanuts, puzzle books, and wipes are only a partial list of items sent.

Holiday Pack Schedule

Our normal 2nd and 4th Saturday pack schedule has been modified. Instead we will be packing boxes on December 2nd & 9th. We will also be extending the times to 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM in order to pack 200 boxes instead of our normal 100 boxes per pack.  We hope you join us to pack these boxes and get them to the troops for the holidays. We will resume our normal pack schedule on Saturday, January 13th. Have a happy and safe holiday season.

The Big Give

Thanks to everyone who supported us during this years Big Give. We will post the amount we received when we have the official total.

Your donations will help us continue our mission to bring a touch of home to the troops overseas.

Office Hours:  Tuesdays 12-2 PM (recently changed from 10-12 PM) and Thursdays 12-2 PM.  Please contact us to let us know you will be visiting.

Packs:  Every second and fourth Saturday, our dedicated volunteers pack and send the boxes. More information available on the Volunteer page.  Check revised Nov/Dec pack dates below.

Item Drives:  To organize an item drive in your community, please review the information on our Volunteer page.

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