The goal of Mission Hope Chicago’s Support Our Troops drive is to provide care packages for all 225,000 deployed US soldiers to remind them that we appreciate their service. Since Memorial Day 2011, they have delivered packages to over 3,250 solders.
Mission Hope Chicago partners with Operation Support Our Troops to determine items requested by deployed solders. Donations are used to purchase and ship these goods overseas. What’s on these soldier’s wish lists? Things we often take for granted in the United States. Most requested items include:
- Microwave popcorn
- Canned soup and pasta
- Granola bars
- Canned nuts
- Eye drops
- Foot powder
Collection sites are conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area.
Troops also appreciate your cards and letters of support. A tax deductible contribution of $200 will purchase packages for 10 soldiers and cover shipping expenses. Gifts of any amount is welcome.
Submit your soldier’s address to Support Our Troops. For more information on the program, email Ben Thompson. Mission Hope Chicago is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization.