LETTER OF THE WEEK
THANK YOU for all the things you sent! My team and I felt so supported and appreciated while we were deployed. All the treats and letters boosted morale and had us always looking forward to the next mail call :).
Thanks again so much!! 
-A
VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT--
ONE WEEK AWAY!
One week from today we will have our fun Virtual Trivia Night!
Great prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners! Tickets are $25 each and Split-The-Pot 50/50 tickets are $5 each.

February 17th from 7 PM-8 PM.
To sign up, CLICK HERE!
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
February is Black History Month,
CLICK HERE to read about Black History Month and how it began.
CLICK HERE to read about the stories of
African-Americans who have served in the military.
ANNUAL MEETING
Save the date of Sunday, March 7th at 1 PM-3 PM
Due to the pandemic, the annual meeting will be held virtually through Zoom. If you will not be able to attend or would like to fill out your proxy in advance CLICK HERE for the proxy form. Members--watch your inbox for your invitation coming soon!
FIRST PACKING OF 2021!
We are back in the warehouse sorting and packing boxes for our deployed military with our awesome volunteers! Donations are always welcome for items to include in our 25 pounds boxes--CLICK HERE for a printable list of our most needed items. If you would like to coordinate a collection drive, please contact collections@osotamerica.org. As we look ahead to Santa's Workshop, after conducting inventory, we are out of stock on handmade ornaments and neck coolers, if anyone would like to volunteer to start working on these we would be very appreciative!
PRESIDENT'S DAY--FEBRUARY 15
The office will be closed on Monday, February 15th for the President's Day Holiday.
ARMED FORCES DAY
GOLF MARATHON FUNDRAISER
--REGISTRATION IS OPEN!--
We will have our very first
Armed Forces Day Golf Marathon Fundraiser
on May 15, 2021, at Zigfield Troy Golf Course in Woodridge!
Registration is now open! This is your chance to golf up to 100 holes and help OSOT-America by raising funds for our programs!

CLICK HERE to print the flyer.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
CLICK HERE to print the sponsorship flyer.
ARMED FORCES DAY MINI-GOLF OUTING
Armed Forces Day Mini-Golf Fundraiser
May 15, 2021 from 10 AM-1 PM
at Zigfield Troy Golf Course in Woodridge!

CLICK HERE to Register | CLICK HERE to print the flyer.

Interested in becoming a mini-golf sponsor?
CLICK HERE to print the sponsorship flyer.
COMFORT AND CARE VOLUNTEERS
Our link to volunteer for our Comfort and Care Package program is now available! Please CLICK HERE to sign up!

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.
FIELD OF HONOR
The Field of Honor is coming to LaGrange from June 7-14, 2021.
CLICK HERE for more information, including purchasing an American Flag or becoming a sponsor of the event.
G.I. YOGA CLASSES
LIVE ON YOUTUBE
February YouTube Schedule:
Mondays at 5:30 PM (No class Monday, Feb. 15)
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM
Fridays at 10:00 AM

CLICK HERE for the YouTube Channel to access live classes and
pre-recorded classes.
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.