DAVE WENTZ
Our hearts are heavy to share the very sad news that our good friend and supporter Dave Wentz passed away on January 4th. Dave has been involved at OSOT-America for many years and always had a big smile on his face and was ready and willing to help out wherever he was needed. He volunteered at many, many events, helped packed comfort and care packages, and was a big part of our Healing Field of Honor, serving as chairman. We will miss you Dave. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Naperville Community Television put together a story about Dave,
CLICK HERE to see the segment.
THANK YOU GUN BARREL COFFEE
Thank you to Gun Barrel Coffee for your generosity in donating $1,200 to us as part of their end-of-year program to 'donate $1 per bag of coffee sold to organizations that support those who serve, those who protect and the defenders of our rights and freedoms'.
Pictured from left to right, Brian Seebauer (owner of Gun Barrel Coffee),
Rich Wilke, and Sal Dazzo (owner of Gun Barrel Coffee).
THANK YOU SWEETS FOR TROOPS
A BIG thank you to Sweets for Troops out of Dekalb for donating 472 pounds of candy for our comfort and care package program!
PAINTING THE WAREHOUSE AND OFFICE
Thank you to our volunteers who have been working hard to prepare and have now painted the carpeted area of the office/warehouse! We appreciate your help Joe and Corey who helped our staff get this big project done. Thank you to Sherwin-Williams for generously donating the paint!
Pictured from left to right: Scott Maxson, Rich Wilke, Corey Incandela,
Joe Stevenson.
DRAWING WILL BE HELD TODAY!
Due to an overwhelming response, we pushed back the Disney ticket drawing to today--the winner will be announced soon on Facebook and will also be contacted by our office as well.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR
COMFORT AND CARE PACKAGES
Please consider donating the items below for our Comfort and Care Package program. We are also in need of handwritten cards and letters. For more info, please CLICK HERE. Items can be dropped off at 1807 S. Washington, Suite 110, #359 in Naperville, 60565. If you would like to arrange a drop off at our warehouse, please call us at 630-971-1150 or email collections@osotamerica.org.

LETTER OF THE WEEK
Hello!
I am with the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two-Two. I received a care package at my Middle-East location a few months ago. I wanted to take the time to say a huge Thank You for that package and it was much appreciated. I don’t have photos to send but I must say that everything in that package was eventually consumed. The small snacks and toiletries were a big help along with all of the letters from elementary students. I hung all of the letters from the students on my berthing wall. When I have a stressful day, I look at those letters and they help keep me focused on my mission.

Respectfully,
DS
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
Make sure to check out our Calendar to see our comfort and care packing dates, G.I. Yoga classes, community events, and more! The calendar is viewable on our website under the Get Involved tab.
CLICK HERE to view the calendar.
VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT--FEBRUARY 17th
Save the date for our upcoming virtual trivia night. More details coming soon!
DOWNERS GROVE LIBRARY
NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH
OSOT-America is the nonprofit of the month at the Downers Grove Library. We will have a display set up along with information about our organization.
BOARD MEMBER APPLICATIONS
If you are interested in applying to become an OSOT-America Board Member, please CLICK HERE to fill out the application and email it to smaxson@osotamerica.org
or mail the form to:

OSOT-America
1807 S. Washington Street
Suite 110, #359
Naperville, IL 60565

Please call 630-971-1150 with any questions.
G.I. YOGA CLASSES
LIVE ON YOUTUBE
January YouTube Schedule:
Mondays at 5:30 PM (no class on 1/18)
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM
Fridays at 10:00 AM

CLICK HERE for the YouTube Channel where you can also watch
pre-recorded classes.

At this time, all in-person classes are on hiatus due to the COVID-19 Illinois restrictions.
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 a credit card, PayPal, or by check or money order. You can also donate 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!
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 LINK--Mission BBQ Interview
CLICK HERE to watch the video.

MEDIA LINK--Inside Out Club
CLICK HERE to watch the video.

MEDIA LINK--Holiday Stockings 2020
CLICK HERE to watch the interview with NC-17.

MEDIA LINK--Comcast PSA
CLICK HERE to watch the interview.

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-17 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.