Any Soldier Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
and the answers to help you...
  1. Why is this called "AnySoldier.com"?
  2. How does this work?
  3. About our "Contacts"
  4. Address Changed?
  5. Are care packages tax deductible?
  6. Blocked?
  7. Can I do a collection drive? Any suggestions?
  8. Can I email the Soldiers?
  9. Can I get more addresses?
  10. Can I just mail to "Any Soldier"?
  11. Can I send homemade cookies/cakes/anything? I make the best in the world!
  12. Can I just send letters? How do I and what should I say?
  13. Can I use this site to complete OUR project?
  14. Can you send me the names of Soldiers who want to get mail?
  15. Can't use "Any Soldier"?
  16. Customs Forms?
  17. Do I get a tax deduction for the money I spend supporting the troops?
  18. Does this include Reserve and National Guard units?
  19. Doesn't the government give the Soldiers everything they need?
  20. Don't Mix Food and Non-Food Contents!
  21. Email?
  22. Flat Rate? The cheapest way?
  23. For Scouts:
  24. For Teachers:

    We get questions all the time from teachers if using AnySoldier.com is a way their students can write letters to the Soldiers or how to go about it.

    Too easy.

    Start by reading ALL the home page, then the FAQ (this) page. It will help a lot if you do your homework prior to using this site or trying to organize any effort to write to the Soldiers.

    There are any number of ways you can have your students show their support of the Soldiers, but here is a suggestion:

    Make it a homework assignment for the students to read the AnySoldier.com web site.
    We *strongly* encourage that their parents also be involved in this.
    Ask the students to pick their favorite contact, and write a short note why.
    Then have an in-class discussion on the web site, and set up some kind of competition on who the best contact(s) are (this can be by a drawing by young students, a paper by older ones, or a debate by even older students) and the class picks the contact(s) the entire class will then support.

    This really gets the students to not only get behind your idea because they will quickly learn that they CAN make a difference, but will then be smart enough to help you pull off your intended project. With luck, this will spark not only their interest, but may help getting their parents involved.

    Another often asked question is can they send all the letters/drawings in one package to the same address, or do they need to be in separate envelopes? The answer is both. Either way works. Be mindful that you don't want to send 37 letters to a contact that is supporting only 3 folks...

    Also, be SURE to read the "Can I do a collection drive?" (#7) above on this page.

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  25. Forwarding? (How to and why it might not work)
  26. How do I address the packages?
  27. How do I add my unit to your site (or my son's/daughter's/husband's/wife's unit)?
  28. How do I understand Military Time?
  29. How much do I have to donate?
  30. Insured and Registered?
  31. I requested addresses and they never arrived...what happened?
  32. I spend tons of money supporting the troops!! Why should I donate to Any Soldier Inc.??
  33. Isn't it illegal to send mail to "Any Soldier"?
  34. Is this site current?
  35. Is this site only for Americans?
  36. Is this site supported by the Democratic, Republican, or other party?
  37. Just Letters?
  38. Large Mailings?
  39. Lost mail? Send an e-mail to the military
  40. My company, school, church, etc. organized hundreds of boxes. How do we send these?
  41. My Contact disappeared from the list! What happened??
  42. Need more addresses?
  43. Overview well worth the read.
  44. Packing?
  45. Postage?
  46. Returned (Bounced) Packages?
  47. Scams?
  48. Want a Reply?
  49. Want Us to pick a Contact for you?
  50. Well, the clerk at my post office said...
  51. What about phone cards?
  52. What are the links in the Where to Send page?
  53. What are the Military Ranks?
  54. What are "Updates"?
  55. What can't I send?
  56. What does 'DOD' or 'BN' or other acronym mean?
  57. What is better, one big box or a bunch of little ones?
  58. What is the most critical or best thing I can send?
  59. Why are you not listed on "AmericaSupportsYou.mil" web site?
  60. Why didn't you answer my email?
  61. Why don't you have more units listed?
  62. Why is there a limit on the number of addresses we can get?
  63. Why not have a registration service?
  64. Why not work with (fill in the blank) Company for a better deal?
  65. Will I get a thank you from the Soldier that gets my package?
  66. XXXX?

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