FAMILY FUN THIS SATURDAY!
ARMED FORCES DAY MINI-GOLF OUTING
Armed Forces Day Mini-Golf Fundraiser
May 15, 2021, from 10 AM-1 PM
at Lost Mountain Adventure Golf in Woodridge!

CLICK HERE to Register | CLICK HERE to print the flyer.
CLICK HERE if you would like to volunteer.

CLICK HERE to see the silent auction items--bidding is open!
ARMED FORCES DAY--
SATURDAY, MAY 15th
This Saturday, May 15th is Armed Forces Day, a joint celebration of all six branches of the U.S. military: Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, and the newly created Space Force. The day honors all people currently serving in the U.S. armed forces. This includes the men and women who have served or are serving in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard, including the National Guard and Reserve components.
FIELD OF HONOR
Thank you to everyone who came out on Tuesday, May 11th for our kick-off event at Denning Park. We had a great lineup of speakers and media coverage from ABC-7 Chicago, FOX Chicago, and WGN Chicago. Thank you to Jim Hoch who photographed the events. To view all the images CLICK HERE.

On June 6th the Flags will arrive at the field between 12 pm-3 pm with a motorcycle escort.
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.
HOST A COLLECTION DRIVE
We are extremely low on many products for our Comfort and Care Package Program. If you are able to donate any of the above items or set up a collection drive in your community it would help us significantly. For a full list of items we need, please CLICK HERE. To email us CLICK HERE or call us at 630-971-1150.
DONATE YOUR SPARE CHANGE!
Another Way to Donate!
We've partnered with roundit to give our supporters an option to give as they go about their daily lives.  It takes less than 2 minutes to register and the donations will go directly to helping us at OSOT-America. To learn more about how you can help us through roundit CLICK HERE.

You can also download the app on Apple or Android devices. The app is called Roundit Up.
LETTER OF THE WEEK
Greetings!
We are very thankful for your support.
Your packages were amazing!
Mr. B signed us up and we were all surprised. We wanted to thank him and your organization for making this happen.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers Needed!
  • Join us as a volunteer to help coordinate parades and help coordinate volunteers for our Over The Edge event.
  • We are also looking for someone on May 15th at the Naperville Mission BBQ location to sit at a table outside to share information about OSOT-America. We would need someone there by 11 AM until about 2 PM.
  • We are in need of someone with a pickup truck or large SUV/Van to help move flags on Thursday, May 20th at 2 PM.

Please CLICK HERE to email us if you are interested in volunteering for these roles.
GOOGLE PAY--
NEW DONATION PAYMENT OPTION!
MONTHLY GIVING THROUGH OSOT'S ANGELS
We recently developed a new program to make donating monthly easier called OSOT'S Angels. You can set up monthly donations by using a credit card, and now Google Pay!

You can set up 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!
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.
MILITARY FAMILY LIFESTYLE SURVEY
Our friends at Blue Star Families are conducting a survey starting 4/27-6/6. To participate, please

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.
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 10:30 AM for a 37 mile MC escorted ride, Lunch, Music, and Raffles!

To Sign Up CLICK HERE.
G.I. YOGA CLASSES
May In-Person Classes
Wednesdays: in-person classes from 9:30 AM-10:30 AM on Wednesdays at Judd Kendall VFW at 908 Jackson Ave., in Naperville.

Saturdays Chitra is in person at the Rubin Riverwalk Community Center at 9:30 am. (Please Note--No Class Saturday, May 15th)

Please bring your own equipment. We will be following CDC guidelines, masks on in the building, mats are 6'-10' apart, if you are on your mat you can take your mask off. When not on your mat, masks on! We don't have to sign up ahead for these two classes but hope to see you there. 

YouTube:
There are over 300 videos to choose from on the YouTube Channel! CLICK HERE for the YouTube Channel to access live classes and pre-recorded classes.
SCOTT MAXSON'S CONTACT INFO
If you have a question for Scott Maxson, OSOT-America's Executive Director please email him at [email protected] 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--Field of Honor Chicago Tribune Article
CLICK HERE to read the article.

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.