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Minnesota National Guard
How can I help?
Product Donation Resources

Adopt A Platoon
Show your support by adopting a deployed platoon

America Supports You

Join the team of non-profit organizations focused on helping our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and National Guardsmen.


Send a care package to any Soldier in “harm’s way”

Appreciate Our Troops
Purchase a Support Our Troops mug and a free personalized mug will be given to a current or former service member.

Books For Soldiers

Help the troops escape boredom by donating some books. You can also donate DVDs and CDs requested by Soldiers.

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Donated cell phones are recycled and turned into cash. The cash is used to purchase calling cards for Soldiers in Iraq.

Defend America

A Department of Defense site.  Send an e-mail to those who are defending our country.

Give 2 the Troops

Give2theTroops® is a non-profit organization managed by caring and patriotic volunteers.  We ensure that deployed U.S. military service members in all branches of the military are supported with letters and care packages to help boost their morale while wounded or in combat.


Let's Say Thanks

Provides a way for individuals across the country to recognize U.S. troops stationed overseas. By submitting a message through this site you have the opportunity to send a free personalized postcard greeting to deployed servicemen and women.

Letters From Home

Write a letter to a Soldier

Mary Pawlenty’s First Lady Military Family Care Initiative

If you are a member of a service organization, community organization or faith-based organization and want to provide volunteer services to the families of military personnel during this time of separation from their loved-one, you have come to the right place.

Operation Gratitude

Through Collection Drives, Letter Writing Campaigns and Donations of requested items or funds for shipping expenses, OPERATION GRATITUDE provides civilians anywhere in America a way to express their respect and appreciation to the men and women of the U.S. military in an active, hands-on manner.

Operation Happy Note

Operation Happy Note is a volunteer effort to send musical instruments to our deployed service men and women throughout the world.

Operation Hero Miles
Operation Hero Miles provides a way to help our troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan by donating unused frequent flyer miles.  Efforts are underway to make the donated miles more broadly available to all U.S. military personnel.

Operation Minnesota Nice

Provides packages and cell phone minutes to deployed Soldiers

Project Evergreen
Project Evergreen is a national lawn and landscape maintenance program that provides free lawncare services for deployed service members and their families. Lawn and landscape contractors, military families and citizen volunteers can participate in this program. This is an opportunity to support Minnesota's deployed service members and their families.

Write a Thank You to a Service Member

Everyone one is encouraged to write a thank you note to a military service person.

WRAMC (Walter Reed Army Medical Center) Donations

Officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center are seeking donations for wounded troops who are forced to leave behind personal belongings when medically evacuated from war zones.