Serving those who serve us!

"Project Rudolph is a wonderful project that I have heard nothing but positive things about since my return from Theater. Several wounded soldiers I met during that time still comment on that program even months after we were there. I too appreciate your service and am glad you can take part in something much more positive than the way soldiers were treated in the past."
- CPT Matthew Hanson 193rd BLD SJA


PLEASE NOTE: Donations for 2014 must be received in Idaho by Nov. 14, 2014

Project Rudolph was created to give deployed and deploying service members a bit of holiday cheer. Our goal is to provide gift bags for not only the military members transitioning through the airport on days leading up to Christmas, but also for active duty Air Force members who work round the clock to keep the airport running smoothly, injured troops at the hospital, injured warriors at transition barracks, deployed Army, Navy and Marines working in Germany, and our deployed troops downrange. Last year we were able to send Project Rudolph bags to Iraq, Afganistan, Kuwait and North Africa.

Project Rudolph has continued to grow and expand, providing nearly 15,000 gift bags for Christmas in 2011, 14,000 in 2012, and 15,000 in 2013!!! Our goal for 2014 is again ... 15,000 gift bags!!! We hope to have 5,000 produced in Germany and 10,000 produced out of our stateside headquarters in Southern Idaho. Many bags were sent downrange after the needs at Ramstein Air Force Base and Landstuhl Regional medical Center were met. Our new goal requires more people to be involved. 15,000 brown paper lunch bags need to be decorated, 45,000 letters need to be written, 15,000 ornaments need to be donated, 15,000 candy canes need to be sent over and thousands of bags of candy need to be donated. As of Aug 2014, we have 3,182 ornaments, 1,954 bags, about 9,000 letters, 7,933 candy canes and very little individually wrapped candies. The cost of shipping this much also needs to be met. Monetarily we need to raise over $3,000.00, and we currently have $600.00.

For some soldiers, this was the only Christmas gift they received.

We are looking for volunteers to become involved with writing letters, providing other items for inclusion in the gift bags, and helping assemble the bags for distribution. We also need monetary donations to help with shipping costs.

To find out how you can become a part of Project Rudolph, please contact us at:

Germany Co-Directors:

Cindy Goenen
PSC 2 BOX 15279
APO AE 09012

Melissa Bird
PSC 2 BOX 13384
APO AE 09012

Stateside Directors:

Ray & Cheri Archibald
600 S Wilson
Oakley, Id 83346
cell: (208) 300-0197
phone: (208) 862-3883

International Director and Founder:

Tawny Archibald Campbell