FOX 32 CHICAGO
AT THE WAREHOUSE THIS THURSDAY!
Volunteers Needed
We are honored to have Joanie Lum from Fox 32 Chicago coming to the warehouse to film a segment about our Comfort and Care Package Program on Thursday morning, May 20th. If you would like to be one of the volunteers packing boxes in the background, please CLICK HERE to send an email confirming you would like to participate. We would need volunteers to be at the warehouse between 9:30 AM-9:40 AM as we get ready for filming. First come first serve so we can stay within our COVID guidelines.
MINI-GOLF OUTING
NEW DATE: JUNE 5
Armed Forces Day Mini-Golf Fundraiser
Unfortunately, we were rained out on May 15th and had to reschedule the event to June 5th.
CLICK HERE to Register
CLICK HERE to see the silent auction items--bidding is open!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Volunteers Needed!
  • We need volunteers with good penmanship to write out the tags for the Field of Honor. Volunteers will write out tags that have been pre-purchased to be placed on the flags on June 6th.
  • Since we rescheduled our mini-golf outing due to rain, we are in need of volunteers on June 5th from 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM.
  • Join us as a volunteer to help coordinate parades and help coordinate volunteers for our Over The Edge event.
  • Sign up to volunteer for our Comfort and Care Package program to help with sorting and packing, please CLICK HERE to sign up.

Please CLICK HERE to email us if you are interested in volunteering for these roles.
FIELD OF HONOR
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
OSOT,
thank you so much for shipping out to us the much needed and appreciated care package. It was shared by a group of forward deployed Navy. Many blessing to you and all those who contributed. We really appreciate it!
Respectfully,
Chief S
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

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.
DONATION FROM COMIC BOOKS FOR KIDS
A BIG Thank You to Comic Books For Kids for donating 120 game boards for us to include in our Comfort and Care Package Program.
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 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 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
GREAT NONPROFIT REVIEW
If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2021 Top-Rated Awards. Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

So far, we have four 5-star reviews in 2021 and we need a total of ten 5-star reviews in 2021 to earn our 2021 Top Rated GreatNonProfits seal. Please write and post your 5-star review today.
CLICK HERE to write a review!


2020 was a tough year for OSOT-America as we navigated through a pandemic and associated restrictions, CLICK HERE To see the stats and how we were impacted.

CHARITY WATCHDOG
RATINGS AND AWARDS
OSOT-America is proud to have top ratings from Charity Navigator, Great Nonprofits, and a Guidestar Platinum Award.
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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.