Community Service

At Cloud Nine Events & Accessories, we do what we can to give back to our community.  We believe it’s important to give back when you can and live by the “pay it forward” belief.  We are a big supporter of our military troops for their sacrifices they give to help our country and others.  We are currently creating care packages to send to troops over seas.  Most of these will be going to troops all over the world.  Many soldiers do not receive any correspondences even during the lonely holiday times.  If you would like to contribute, we ask that you give what you can for the packages even if it’s just a simple note/card to tell them thank you, showing your support and letting them know they are in our thoughts and gratitude.  We have done extensive research using the Any Soldier website where we request the troop’s military addresses.  These packages will be sent to all branches of the US Military.

Below you will find a detailed list of some of items the soldiers around the world are currently requesting.  If there is an item that is not listed, please donate it as long as it is not restricted which you may find at the end of the list.  If you are providing anything that requires electricity, soldiers who have access usually have 110v of electricity.  Please keep this in mind.

We will be collecting items continually during the year, however for the holidays, we request all items to be collected no later than December 1st for immediate shipment.  Contact us for any questions or to schedule a collection time.  Be sure to follow our Facebook page, as we will update you with open public collection times and locations.  Please note that we are not a non-profit organization and donations are not tax deductible.  We are doing this out of the goodness of our hearts, not to fill our pocket book.  Thank you for your support!

You can contact our owner, Jackie Healy by email at: cloudnineweddingsportland@gmail.com or by phone at 360-521-5984 (please leave a message and she will get back to you soon)

What to send

 Letters, Cards, notes of support.   Have you and your children write a note or create a drawing.  The support they receive from you is the best way to show you care.  The soldiers love getting correspondences from people back home.

Food (must be non-perishable):

Protein shakes/powder

Candy

Microwaveable meals

Drink/juice boxes

Water flavoring (Mio drops, crystal light, etc)

Gum/mints

Canned/jarred food

Hot cocoa mix

Tea

Keurig K-Cup packs

Creamer

Sugar packs

Jerky

Oreos/cookies

Chips (Pringles, lays in tube is best, but any is good)

Cup of noodles/ramen

Trail mix

Hot sauce

Popcorn

Energy shots/drinks

Nuts

Dried fruit

Granola/Protein bars

Instant Oatmeal

Toiletries (most must be travel size, no large/bulk bottles):

Shampoo

Conditioner

Face wash

Body soap

Lotion

Toothpaste

Toothbrushes

Dental floss

Mouthwash

Deodorant (male & female)

Hand sanitizer

Tampons

Sanitary napkins

Shaving cream (male & female)

Chapstick

Gillette Mach 3 razor refills (any shaving razors/cartridges are welcome)

Gillette Fusion razor refills (any shaving razors/cartridges are welcome)

Women’s razors

Foot powder

Toilet Paper

Miscellaneous Items:

Icy hot patches

Cough drops

Tylenol/Ibuprofen

Fabreeze (non aerosol)

Band Aids

Cleaning/baby wipes (unscented)

Magazines/books-fitness, sports, entertainment, comics (no pornography, no exceptions)

Word search/crossword puzzles

AA & AAA batteries

Beanie Babies

Paper/Note pads

Pens/pencils

Stickers

Envelopes

Games/playing cards/dice

Puzzles

DVD movies

Small holiday décor (string lights, ornaments, mini tree, garland, stockings, etc)

Clothes:

(Note: Most of the soldiers request clothing and other gear from Extreme Outfitters website under the “Any Soldier Section“.  These products are durable and the site has gear they need, this includes socks, shirts, blast proof sunglasses, shoulder straps, etc.  You would think the military would provide their gear easily, but some troops have a hard time getting access to what they need for various reasons.  Items not purchased from the Extreme Outiftters website will be greatly appreciated)

Boot Socks (black, tan, white)

Crew neck white/tan t-shirts

Warm blankets

Fleece gloves

Black beanies

Scarves

Shoulder strap pads

Shatterproof sunglasses

Packaging materials for care package shipment:

Heavy clear packaging tape

Bubble wrap

Packing paper

Funds for USPS Priority Mail postage costs (generaly range between $6-$20 per package)

What NOT to send 

ABSOLUTELY NO PORNOGRAPHY IS ALLOWED IN ANY FORM.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  ANY UNAUTHORIZED ITEMS WILL BE DISCARDED.  IF YOU ARE NOT SURE IF YOUR ITEM IS ALLOWED, PLEASE CONTACT US AND WE WILL LET YOU KNOW. 

NO PORK OR PORK PRODUCTS

NO HOME MADE BAKED GOODS OR FOOD

NO ALCOHOL

NO FIRE ARMS/WEAPONS/EXPLOSIVES (yes, we are serious)

NO ILLEGAL COPIES OF ANYTHING (I.E.MOVIES, MUSIC, PRINT)

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