ILLINOIS SOCIETY CHILDREN OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
A BIG Thank You to the Illinois Society Children of the American Revolution who presented a check to OSOT-America for a very generous donation of $6,186.50! Scott Maxson and Joshua Kramer were invited to the event to accept the check.
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!
TICKETS AVAILABLE! VIRTUAL MILITARY TRIVIA NIGHT APRIL 21, 7 PM-8 PM
Test your knowledge of military trivia--a good variety of easy, moderate, and difficult multiple-choice questions. Fun for everyone!
Virtual Military Trivia Night will be held on April 21st at 7 PM.
Register soon and save $5 off the ticket price! 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.
PLANNED GIVING
We have recently added a new page to our website to provide additional ways to donate. The Planned Giving page has information about naming OSOT-America as a beneficiary. CLICK HERE for more information.
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Dear OSOT-America,

On behalf of Victory Chapel, I would like to extend my sincere thanks for your donation of care packages here. They have been distributed to Jack's Place, our Airmen Ministry Center here at this base. Jack's Place is open to all military personnel on our base to come and receive care package items. Thank you for taking the time to show your support.

Your love and support continue to have a profound impact on those in uniform. It is groups such as yours who allow our troops to serve the mission with an uplifted spirit and high moral.

We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness! Again, thank you for your selfless support. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to provide spiritual care for our deployed personnel.

Sincerely,
Chaplain
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.
OUTREACH VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
We are in need of volunteers to staff a tent and a table to share information with participants about our upcoming Over The Edge Fundraiser. The Frontline event is in Byron, IL on May 29th. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email us at events@osotamerica.org. Additionally, Frontline OCR is also looking for volunteers, for more information CLICK HERE.
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.
HOGS FOR TROOPS MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Registration is now open for our
HOGS for Troops Motorcycle Ride on July 17, 2021!
Join us for our first annual event! This will be a great day filled with a continental breakfast, kickstands up at 10 AM for a 50 mile MC escorted ride, Lunch, Music, and Raffles!

To Sign Up CLICK HERE.
G.I. YOGA CLASSES
LIVE ON YOUTUBE
March YouTube Schedule:
Wednesdays at 9:30 AM


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.