Friday, November 6, 2009

"Mili-kit" Provided Free By Post Office

Just wanted to remind everyone to take advantage of the "Mili-kit" that the Post Office will provide for our shipping needs to our Soldiers. It is great! All you have to do is call and within a few days, the kit arrives with everything you need. I appreciate the United States Postal Service making an effort to help out our Soldiers by making it a little easier for family and friend to send packages.

While it can’t cut postage costs, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) does provide help to military families and friends shipping care packages overseas to their deployed service members. Since Priority Mail® supplies are the packaging of choice for families and friends preparing care packages for service members overseas, the post office has created a "Mili-kit" based on the items most frequently requested by the military. This kit is available for free to military families.
It contains:
Three (3) each of flat rate boxes
Two each of Cube boxes
Address labels
One roll of Priority Mail tape
15 customs forms with envelopes
The kit may be requested by calling 1-800-610-8734 Choose your language (1 is English, 2 is Spanish).
Choose option 1 (it states it is for Express Mail®, Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed® products).
When you reach a live agent, request CAREKIT04, the “Military Kit. Allow 7-10 days for delivery. Note: These are free supplies only. Military families must still affix postage to the package.

You can order these kits as often as needed.
Hats off to the Post Office for helping out our soldiers, their friends and families!


The Mac's House said...

Thanks for the information. My nephew recently was shipped over there and he is trying to cope with all of this. At first it was horrible for him but he is getting better so anything from home is great. I'm sending this information to all our family members so they know as well..... THANKS!

Dottie San Martin said...

"The Mac's House" are quite welcome. I'm glad it was helpful!