USO Holiday Boxes
"The items in the box went over really well with the troops here. It really boosted the spirits of the guys, especially after the Holidays. I would like to thank you for all the hard work and dedication to helping make life for us over here a little better. We are located in a FOB that does not have a lot of amenities so these packages mean a lot to us.” - SSG Eric J Price
"I just want to say bravo, you guys did it with the package. I got them tonight and they are all gone. I loved it and the soldiers loved it even more. My cooks are going to put the decorations up for the Super Bowl.” - SFC Pruitt
Aimed at bringing holiday cheer to troops stationed in Areas of Responsibility (AoR), the USO has developed the Holiday Box program.
The newest USO program bundles fun items that help servicemen and women celebrate holidays and occasions in remote locations that do not have access to traditional USO centers. Decorations to brighten encampments in the spirit of the specific season are just the start to a package that supplies 50 troops and truly gives soldiers a sense of home. Each box also has edible treats, banners, greeting cards and a connection home like a video camera and DVDs to send messages home.
From scary movies for Halloween to tasty treats for the winter holidays, these deliveries work off of recommendations from troops in the field. There are four separate boxes: Valentine’s Day/Football; Memorial Day/Summer/Fourth of July; Halloween/Thanksgiving and Winter (with Christmas and Hanukah add-ons). See a sampling of the contents of each USO Holiday Box.
To request this program or to learn more information, please contact a USO representative.
Wrap up good tidings for the troops
Your tax-deductible donation can provide USO Holiday Boxes so that troops can fill their tents and living quarters with elements of home.Donate today