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 to sign up to volunteer!
MILITARY SPOUSE APPRECIATION DAY--FRIDAY, MAY 7th
This Friday, May 7th is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, a day to honor the contributions and sacrifices made by military spouses. Their commitment and support help to keep our country safe. America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during mission, deployment, reintegration, and reset. Military spouses are silent heroes who are essential to the strength of the nation, and they serve our country just like their loved ones.
FIELD OF HONOR KICK-OFF EVENT
MAY 11, 2021
On Tuesday, May 11th we will be at Denning Park from 10 AM-11 AM in La Grange to officially kick off flag sales and share details about the upcoming Field of Honor event with the community. If you would like to attend this outdoor event, please CLICK HERE to register by May 10th.
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.
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
Everyone at OSOT,
Thank you so much for the care package. We are very thankful to have such caring individuals back home to support us! Wishing you all a Happy Easter and thank you again for all of the goodies!

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. 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 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.
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 50 mile MC escorted ride, Lunch, Music, and Raffles!

To Sign Up CLICK HERE.
G.I. YOGA CLASSES
May In-Person Classes
Wednesdays we will be back to 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
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.