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The Stano Foundation invites you to contact us with any questions about our mission, programs, or events as we are happy to answer any question or supply any information you may need. Please click the box below to fill out the Volunteer Application. We will keep your application on file but post all of our volunteer opportunities on our Facebook page so please make sure you’re following us there!

Complete number of care packages sent to our troops to date

Care Package Program

When we founded The Stano Foundation, our primary and only program was our care packages. These care packages are sent out quarterly regardless of branch or where the military member is stationed/deployed. We took on the motto of “We put the care back in care package” and always ask our care package recipients what they need or want the most and try to incorporate at least three of their wants into their personalized package. We also follow up with all of our care package recipients as much as we can to ensure that we’re not sending anything that they cannot use or will have to throw out. Each care package contains approximately 46 “standard” items. Once a quarter we hold pack parties where we send 250 or more boxes to our troops and approximately 500 during the end of the year holiday pack parties. The total cost to fill and ship each box is $45. The cost for items is approximately $27 and using the USPS large flat rate boxes, it costs $21.60 to ship overseas. These care packages provide our deployed service members a little piece of home while they’re away from their families, friends and loved ones.

Please fill out the form below to request a care package. Anything with an asterisk ( * ) must be filled out. Care packages are sent out QUARTERLY and not immediately.

Our next round of care packages will go out in NOVEMBER.


    Total number of Veterans assisted to date

    Veteran Gratitude Program

    In the third quarter of 2018, we implemented the Veteran Gratitude Program. This program provides the comfort of home to local Veterans, no matter where they lay their head.

    We partner with organizations who house Veterans to provide hygiene items, household supplies and other personalized products.  We host Veteran socials that aim to foster friendships and community support to our heroes.  We strive to express our gratitude through small acts of kindness from entrance through transition.  Our Veterans should know that we honor, value and remember their sacrifices.

    If you’re a Veteran or Veteran based establishment and think The Stano Foundation can help, please contact us as we are continually looking for ways to give back and help support our Veterans.

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    Travel sized items

    • Shampoo
    • Conditioner
    • Body Wash
    • Toothpaste
    • Deodorant
    • Lotion (unscented)
    • Baby Powder
    • Medicated Foot Powder
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Sunscreen

    Individually wrapped

    • Bags Of Beef Jerky
    • Sunflower Seeds
    • Bags Of Nuts
    • Bags Of Trail Mix
    • Mini Snack Bags (eg. ritz crackers/oreos)
    • Cheez-its
    • Snack Size Pringles
    • Slim Jims
    • Packs Of Cookies
    • Packs Of Crackers


    • Protein/Energy/Power Bars
    • Granola Bars
    • Meal Replacement Bars
    • Peanut Butter On The Go Cups
    • Fruit Snacks
    • Combos
    • Microwaveable Mug Cakes
    • Microwave Pasta Meals
    • Microwave Popcorn
    • Microwave Mac & Cheese
    • Rice Krispy Treats
    • Singe Size/Single Serve Cereal
    • Oatmeal
    • Grits
    • Chicken Or Tuna Lunch Kits
    • Cup O Noodles

    Drink Items

    • Protein Powder
    • Drink Mixes For Water
    • Instant Coffee/Tea Bags
    • Sugar/Creamer Packets For Coffee
    • 5 Hour Energy Drinks


    • Gum
    • Hard Candy (anything that won’t melt in transit)
    • Mints


    • Individual packets of hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.
    • Taco Bell/Chick Fil A packets


    • Playing Cards/Poker Chips
    • Word Search/Puzzle Books
    • Earbuds
    • Black Cotton Crew Socks
    • Travel Sized Board Games/UNO

    Hygiene Items

    • Chapstick
    • Baby Wipes (travel sized)
    • Antibac Wipes
    • Hand/Foot Warmers
    • Toothbrush
    • Dental Floss
    • Feminine Hygiene Products & Wipes
    • Razors for Men
    • Razors for Women