Published: Dec 04, 2012 11:22 PM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2012 11:52 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla-Volunteers with the Lee Memorial Health System are giving back to 200 military service members by mailing off care packages this holiday season.

The military support group collected toiletries, magazines, coffee, and other goods through the end of November. On Tuesday, they packed up the gifts to send to Afghanistan, just in time for the holidays.

"It's not necessarily just the fun. It's that we know were doing the right thing by sending the boxes to those that are far away from us. We don't want them to think that they're forgotten."

The care packages will go to service members living without the comforts of home this holiday season. Many of them are in remote areas without running water or electricity.