SUPPLIES ARE LOW FOR OUR
COMFORT AND CARE PACKAGES
--SHOP ONLINE FOR NEEDED PRODUCTS--
A BIG Thank You to NAHU Vanguard Council for sponsoring the You Give Goods program for our Comfort and Care Packages!

Help our troops, shop today!

All goods ordered online will be shipped directly to us once the drive ends on June 13th. You will be emailed a tax receipt at the time of purchase.
Your contributions will help our Comfort and Care Package Program so we can continue to send our deployed service members items they need. Especially now as deployments are being extended to avoid troop movement and reduce COVID-19 exposure. 

LET'S GO OVER THE EDGE FOR THE PROGRAMS OF OSOT-AMERICA!
On Friday, September 11th we will have our Over The Edge VIP rappelling in the afternoon/early evening and on September 12th we will have our fundraising rappellers from 8 am- 5 pm at Hotel Arista in Naperville.

Our Over The Edge fundraising platform
is ready to go!

VOLUNTEER FROM HOME!
Due to the Governor of Illinois' Stay At Home order through April 30th our staff will be working remotely. Many people have reached out to us asking how they can help from home so we wanted to share some thoughts on what we need.
While we are currently not packing boxes for deployed troops, the requests continue to come in at a rapid pace and once the warehouse reopens we will be very busy very quickly!

Here are a few ideas of how you can help:


  • Christmas Stockings and Ornaments Needed We need volunteer help to make ornaments and stockings (we have patterns available) for our Christmas Stocking Program that starts this fall.
  • Make fabric masks for the medical community as an extra level of protection and for those trying to avoid spreading germs if they are already sick. CLICK HERE for more information. Note: the fabric masks DO NOT protect against COVID-19 but instead are intended for general health or for medical staff to use underneath their disposable masks due to the shortage of supplies.
  • Make paracord bracelets for our troops, CLICK HERE for a video tutorial.
  • Like to knit? Knit hats and scarves for our troops to give them a comfort from home that we can add to the Comfort and Care Packages.
  • Kids can write letters, draw pictures and make cards for our Comfort and Care Packages. This is an item that troops are always appreciative of because they feel supported by the patriotic community. CLICK HERE for more information.


Call us at 630-971-1150 or email us at info@osotamerica.org with any questions or ideas of other ways you can contribute!
MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION
Please consider donating financially to help support our programs.
THANK YOU MATT METZGER
Thank you to Matt Metzger who has served on our Board of Directors for several years and helped with many projects. Matt's real estate work is keeping him extremely busy and he made the difficult decision to resign from the board. Thank you for all you have done for the mission of OSOT-America. You will be missed!
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Dear OSOT,
Thank you so much for your incredibly kind and thoughtful care package! I shared it with my squadron and everyone loved it, what a lovely organization.
Thank you for all you do!!
With Gratitude,
LTJG A.
VP-1 Pilot

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Home Front 1940's Weekend at Naper Settlement
On Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17 from 10 AM-4PM at Naper Settlement we will need two volunteers to sit at our OSOT-America table (two shifts available for each day 10 AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM) where guests will be attending the Home Front 1940's Weekend festivities. Guests can write a letter to the troops, kids can color a picture for the troops, and visitors can learn more about what we do at OSOT-America. Other activities will include musical tributes from the era such as big bands and the Andrew Sisters, WWII vehicles, Victory Garden art showcase, and swing dancing demonstrations. Meet and greet with Rosie the Riveter and Rockford Peach baseball player.   CLICK HERE to email us if you are interested.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Save the Date for our Red, White and Blue Fundraiser on October 17th, 2020
More details coming soon!
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
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.