Volunteer

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 complete the form below and submit it to avelez@stano.org.  Please allow 24 hours to receive a response.

 

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Complete number of boxes sent to our troops up to date

1,850+ Boxes

Care Package

When we founded The Stano Foundation, our primary and only program was our care packages. These care packages are sent out monthly regardless of branch or where the military member is stationed/deployed. We took on the motto of “We put the care back in care packages” 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 200 or more boxes to our troops and approximately 500-750 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 $17.40 to ship overseas. These care packages provide our deployed service members a little piece of home while they’re away from their families, friend and loved ones.

Please fill out the form below to request a care package. Anything with an asterisk ( * )  must be filled out

Veteran Gratitude Gifts

In the third quarter of 2018, we implemented the Veteran Gratitude Gift Program. The goal of these gifts is to provide our Veterans with the comfort of home, no matter where they lay their heads. As with our care packages for the troops, we want to provide our Veterans with the things they need the most. We partner with community organizations that provide care to our Veterans to determine the best items for our gratitude gifts. Going into 2019, this program is providing 100 gifts per quarter to our Veterans through partnerships with organizations like Suncoast Hospice and Liberty Manor for Veterans. We hope to continue partnering with other like minded Veterans support organizations to provide comfort to our Veterans in care or transitional housing.

Suncoast Hospice has invited us to partner with them at their monthly Veteran’s pinning ceremonies where we will provide a gift to each Veteran as they are pinned.

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

 

 

Snacks

• 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

 

 

Candy

• Gum

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

• Mints

 

 

Condiments

• Individual packets of hot sauce, ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.

• Taco Bell/Chick Fil A packets

 

 

Miscellaneous

• Playing Cards/Poker Chips

• Word Search/Puzzle Books

• Headphones

• 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

 

 

 

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