This article from the Richmond (KY) Register — "Showing you care may be easier than you think" — shows how you can help support US troops:
"Receiving a package from someone special is always exciting, but for troops serving overseas, it’s a little piece of home.
"Many people may think it’s a good idea to send some goodies to our men and women who are at war, but don’t know where to begin. One Richmond woman said it’s easier than you might think.
"Lee Williams is a Richmond citizen and a member of the Greater Lexington Paralegal Association, an organization which provides resources to paralegals in Lexington, Richmond, Winchester and other surrounding areas. Since 2005, Williams and other GLPA members have adopted other paralegals who are in the military. They send them care packages and keep in contact with them until they come home.
"’It is a very simple thing to do,’ Williams said. ‘We have a military-issued list of what we can send to them and everybody has a copy of it. We donate to the box and when it’s full, we send it on. We always get responses that it makes them feel like Christmas and how thankful that they are that they have not been forgotten.’"
You can see the list of approved items at the article’s end.