TODAY!
LOU MALNATI'S FUNDRAISER DAY
Enjoy some great pizza from Lou Malnati's in downtown Naperville today and they will donate 20% of your total bill back to us! You can eat at the restaurant or you can order online or through the app as well! Just make sure to show the flyer in the restaurant and use the code FUNDTRP21 for online and app orders! CLICK HERE for the flyer.
THANK YOU FRONTLINE OCR
AND F3 NAPERVILLE!
A BIG Thank you to Frontline OCR and F3 Naperville for organizing a collection drive for our Comfort and Care Package Program! They collected over 749 pounds of items and dropped them off at the warehouse this past weekend.
VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
Thank you to everyone who attended our first-ever virtual annual meeting this past Sunday. We appreciate your attendance and flexibility with the format of the meeting. Thanks for spending some of Sunday afternoon with us!

The 2021 officers are as follows:

Chair: Alan Salter
Vice-Chair: Justin Smitherman
Secretary: Alice Leong
Treasurer: Bill Kohnke
JEWEL-OSCO SHOP AND DROP
APRIL 9-10
Our first Shop and Drop of 2021 is right around the corner!
We need volunteers for the Danada Square location in Wheaton on April 9th and 10th. CLICK HERE to sign up!
VIRTUAL MILITARY TRIVIA NIGHT
APRIL 21, 7 PM-8 PM
Join us for Virtual Military Trivia Night on April 21st at 7 PM.
Early bird pricing available for $20 per individual/team through 3/31!
CLICK HERE for more information and to register
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.
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Dear Operation Support Our Troops-America
Thank you kindly for the care package you sent! The occasions when we get mail always feel like Christmas, and all the more so when we have something we can share.
The hygiene products, snacks, cards, and notes are all well appreciated. They are being enjoyed by the soldiers from our unit a collection of engineers and support troops.
Your generous gift is truly a blessing that brings comfort and love; home doesn't feel so far away when folks like you show your support.
With gratitude and joy,
T
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 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.

If you would like to sign up to volunteer for this event, CLICK HERE.
G.I. YOGA CLASSES
LIVE ON YOUTUBE
March YouTube Schedule:
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM--No class on 3/10


CLICK HERE for the YouTube Channel to access live classes and pre-recorded classes. Over 250 videos are available!

G.I. Yoga Challenge! 
A new challenge--complete one sun salutation and then each day add one more, so that by March 20th, we are doing 20 Sun Salutations and by March 31st...31 Sun Salutations, easy-peasy! Kate is recording these in advance. Look for all different styles of Sun Salutations, seated, chair, standing, or a mix! CLICK HERE for the link!

Opportunities for free Yoga Therapy: one weekend is Trauma Healing CLICK HERE for more info and the other is Substance Abuse and Addiction CLICK HERE for more info. You don't need to be a veteran or family member, anyone is welcome. If you have any questions about these two events, please email Kate at kdflemingyoga@gmail.com.
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.