Staff members in Clear Lake pack boxes with everything from toiletries, to snacks, to board games. The goods from the nonprofit Help Our Military Endure -- or HOME -- are heading overseas.
"What we do is ship thousands of care packages to the military all over the world, all year long," said the organization's president and CEO, Trudy Duhon.
That includes troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait, along with Kosovo, South Africa and Colombia. HOME tries to reach as many as it can.
The group's vice president, Doug Burton, was one of those troops before he joined the organization. The Air Force veteran knows what it means to receive one of these care packages.
"It just kind of brings tears to your eyes sometimes, you know?" said Burton, fighting back his own tears. "Some of the letters and, you know, just the things that people will go out of their way (to do) for us."
In the last few weeks, the organization has received donations from the Girl Scouts, including Troop 7660. They'll be sending letters and a lot of cookies.
"We just want to do that so that way they can feel what we feel over here, said Girl Scout Danyelle Wheatley. "That way they feel like they're at home."
"They need to enjoy something," added Girl Scout Madie Buchanan. "They need to have something that sort of just lightens up their day, and just sort of says, 'You know what? I can do this!'"
HOME is grateful for all the supplies, but what the nonprofit needs the most are donations to get them to the troops. Each box costs $15.45 to ship.
"We can have a million boxes ready to go, but they go nowhere without the funds," said Duhon.