Published: Nov 19, 2012 5:22 PM EST
Updated: Nov 19, 2012 5:42 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The thought of thousands of soldiers not being able to spend the holidays with their families brings Robin Whitt to tears.

"They live their life everyday in danger, and they are doing it for us. It's just the greatest sacrifice that someone can make," says Whitt.

Her son, Jesse, is a Private First Class Two stationed in Fort Hood, Texas.

"I am a army mom, a very proud army mom."

That's why Whitt adopted a unit of 100 soliders, who are stationed in a remote area of Afghanistan.

"They have no idea what is coming for them. They will be completely surprised."

Right now, Robin and her staff at Re/max Realty are filling up boxes of items to send to this troop just in time for the holidays.

"It's like christmas to us every time somebody drops something off. We are so excited to deliver this stuff."

Inside are everyday items you and I may take for granted.

But, Whitt says she needs your help to help fill all 100 boxes, to send out on December 3rd.

"We really appreciate what they are doing, this is a little tiny piece of gratitude that means the world to them."

If you can't send items, a letter to a soldier is just as powerful.

One girl wrote:

"I appreciate everything you do for our country. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be away from my family in a war zone. Stay safe and take care. From your friend,  Cynthia."

Below are the items still needed. If you would like to make a cash contribution, it will be used to ship the packages and/or purchase more items to send.

Bring items and money to:

2326 Del Prado Blvd. S
Cape Coral, FL 33990

Drinks:
Sweetened Kool-Aid packets
Country Time Lemonade Mix
Gatorade Mix
Lipton Tea Mixes
Gatorade Singles (to add to bottled water)
Crystal Light Singles

Food:
Beef jerky
Beef sausage
Candy of all kinds
Canned meats
Canned cheese
Canned chips
Canned salsa, dips
Canned tuna, chicken
Chocolate anything (they don’t care if it’s melted)Coffee
Cookies (all kinds)
Crackers
Dried fruits
Graham Crackers
Gum
Hard Candy
Hickory Farms stuff (no need for refrigeration)Hot Chocolate
Hot sauce (like Tabasco)
Mints
Nuts
Peanut Butter
Pop Tarts
Pretzels
Protein Health Bars
Trail Mix

Health and Hygiene:
Aspirin
Antacids
Baby Wipes
Band-Aids
Body Wash
Chapstick
Cough drops
Dental floss
Deodorant (stick)
Disposable razors
Foot powder
Hair brush/comb
Kleenex
Lotion
Mouthwash (without alcohol)
Neosporin
Q-tips
Soap (bar)
Shampoo/conditioner
Shaving Cream
Thera-Flu
Toilet paper
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Tylenol
Wet wipes

Fun Stuff:
Books (new or used)
Board games
Card games
Comic books
Crossword puzzle books
Electronic games
Footballs
Magazines (Newsweek, People, Cosmo, Sports anything, etc.)
Nerf balls
Playing cards
Poker chips
Puzzles
Soccer Balls
Tabloid newspapers (they are fun to read)
Word puzzles

Miscellaneous:
Batteries
Can opener
Boot socks (gray, green, black only w/ thick soles - Wal-Mart has them)
White ankle socks
Envelopes
Febreze
Gloves
Gum
Hand Towels
Journal
Laundry Detergent (powder)
Lysol
Pens
Plastic utensils
Stationary
Twin Bed Sheets – Pillow Cases

Share who and where you are:

Your local newspapers/comics
Jokes you know
Our soldiers love any news from the outside world

Things NOT To Send:

-Obscene articles (prints, paintings, cards, films, videotapes, etc).
-Any matter depicting nude or seminude persons, pornographic or sexual items, or non-authorized political materials.
-Bulk quantities of religious materials contrary to the Islamic faith.

-Items for the personal use of the addressee are permissible.
-Pork or pork by-products.