UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS
Chipotle--Wednesday, November 4th
1516 N. Naper Blvd, Naperville from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM and 33% will be donated to OSOT-America, CLICK HERE for the flyer as you must show the image from your smartphone or the flyer for us to receive the proceeds! Valid for in restaurant ordering and online orders with code QVEN98Y for pickup (delivery cannot be counted at this time).
Villa St. Benedict Veterans Day Fundraiser--Order by Wednesday, November 4th as this is a pre-order event only! Pick up will be November 11th
Villa St. Benedict is putting together a Veterans Day Fundraiser for OSOT-America. Place your order for a great to-go meal of house smoked brisket with beer bbq sauce, mac 'n' cheese, vegetables and cookies for $15 per meal. Order by November 4th by calling 630-852-0345 and pick up on November 11th between 12-12:30 PM at Villa Center, 5450 Subiaco Drive in Lisle.
CLICK HERE for the flyer.
VETERAN'S DAY CAR PARADE
We are participating in the Hillside Berkley Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 7th starting at 1 PM. This is a car only parade so we are looking for a volunteer that would like to have their car in the parade. We can supply decorations for your car, but there will be no one walking in the parade. It is only vehicles. Please CLICK HERE to email us if you would like to volunteer!
NAPERVILLE ART LEAGUE
We are very grateful to have been chosen as the charity that the Naperville Art League has chosen to support. They have a collection box at the art show honoring veterans and the military. CLICK HERE to read the Positively Naperville Article. The event runs through November 17th.
COLLEEN
Colleen Benson Wiest, our accountant for many years, has her last day with us on Friday. Colleen has done an amazing job for us since she joined us many years ago and will be sorely missed. Her impeccable attention to detail, high standards, work ethic and knowledge in accounting and finance has served OSOT-America well. We wish you all the best Colleen and appreciate all you have done for the organization!
PART TIME ACCOUNTANT ROLE
We are thankful for Colleen Ballas, a new volunteer who will be working with Rachel to handle the bookkeeping/accounting role for the next few months until we are able to fill the position.

We will be looking for a part-time bookkeeper/accountant to work as an independent contractor for approximately 8-12 hours per week, depending on activities. If you are interested in this role, please CLICK HERE for the job description and send your resume and cover letter to Scott Maxson by CLICKING HERE if you would like to apply.
VILLA ST. BENEDICT
A Big Thank you to the residents of Villa St. Benedict for donating $1,300 to the programs of OSOT-America!
G.I. YOGA
This week we have class on Wednesday and Friday:
On Wednesday: In Person & Live on YouTube
@ Judd Kendall VFW, 908 Jackson Ave, Naperville
9:30 am to 10:30 am
On Friday: In Person
@ Cantigny Park, Visitor Center, Medill Room 
10:00 am to 11:00 am 

Coming up in November: 
No Class November 11th, 25th, or 27th.

Please sign up here:

YouTube:
SANTA'S WORKSHOP
SANTA'S WORKSHOP:
Christmas Stocking Packing



Please note: advanced registration is required by using the above links.

  • Thursday, 10/29 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Saturday, 10/31 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Thursday, 11/5 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Saturday, 11/7 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Thursday, 11/12 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Saturday, 11/14 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Thursday, 11/19 from 9 AM-1 PM
  • Saturday, 11/21 from 9 AM-1 PM
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR HOLIDAY STOCKING PROGRAM!
Please consider donating some needed items for the stockings as last year we sent out 8,000 stockings! If you have any questions, please email us by CLICKING HERE or call us at 630-971-1150.
BECOME AN OSOT ANGEL!
MONTHLY GIVING
We recently developed a new program to make donating monthly easier called OSOT'S Angels. You can set up monthly donations for a specific amount to cover shipping costs for our Comfort and Care Package Program, or you can set up a different amount. You can do this through PayPal, by check or money order, or by credit card through our online form or call us with the information. Join OSOT's Angels and receive a special OSOT's Angels T-shirt after donating for three consecutive months!  If you have any questions or need more information please call us at 630-971-1150.

$18 Each Month Ships 6 Boxes a Year!
$36 Each Month Covers the Shipping Cost of 1 Box Per Month (12 Boxes Over One Year)!
$72 Each Month Covers the Shipping Cost of 2 Care Packages Per Month (24 Per Year)!
$144 Ships 4 Boxes Per Month (48 Per Year)!
 
CLICK HERE For More Information!
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
Please consider donating financially to help support our programs.
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Dear Operation Support Our Troops-America
Thank you so much for the continuous support. We truly appreciate the fact that America has not forgotten those at ware and overseas. Organizations like this are a blessing. We hope you continue to grow and support those over here. The boxes arrived in mint condition and all goodies are still in tact. We are the American Red Cross-Kuwait branch and support all service members stationed on Camp Airfjan. The goods are set out for grabs and are all needed. Everyone that visits the Red Cross are appreciative.
Again, thanks you for your time, effort and generosity!
Sincerely,
Red Cross Service Members
SCOTT MAXSON'S CONTACT INFO
If you have a question for Scott Maxson, OSOT-America's Executive Director please email him at smaxson@osotamerica.org by CLICKING HERE or call 630-971-1150.
SUICIDE PREVENTION
We have experienced an increased level of interaction with veterans through our Veterans Assistance Program as well as our other programs regarding depression and suicidal thoughts. If you know a veteran that would be in need of help, please see the contact numbers you can share:

Military One Source 
1-800-342-9647

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 
1-800-273-8255
CHARITY WATCHDOG RATINGS AND AWARDS
OSOT-America is proud to have top ratings from Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits, and a Guidestar Platinum Award...and our newest award from Chamber 630 for the Best Not-For-Profit Charity. 
Operation Support Our Troops-America
www.osotamerica.org
630-971-1150
ROCKIN' FOR THE TROOPS 2020: Patriotic Tribute For America
CLICK HERE to watch the performance

MEDIA LINKS--2 Million Pounds of Comfort and Care 2019
CLICK HERE to watch Stacey Baca from ABC 7 Chicago at our warehouse.
CLICK HERE to see the AM560 The Answer interview.
CLICK HERE to watch the NC-TV segment.
CLICK HERE to hear the WBBM Newsradio interview.

MEDIA LINKS--Over The Edge Fundraiser 2019
CLICK HERE for the ABC-7 Chicago News segment with Stacey Baca
CLICK HERE for the NC-17 TV segment
CLICK HERE for The Naperville Sun article
CLICK HERE for The Daily Herald article

PHOTOGRAPHY LINKS--Over The Edge Fundraiser 2019
CLICK HERE for images from Friday's VIP/Media event.
CLICK HERE for images from Saturday's event.