Launched this year, the USO Holiday Boxes Program aims to provide some festive cheer to deployed troops overseas. We currently have four themes: Winter Time, Valentine’s Day / Football, Memorial Day / Summer / Fourth of July and Halloween / Thanksgiving!
The Halloween / Thanksgiving boxes are being put to use as we speak and included:
- Candy corn
- Paper masks
- Funkins and carving tools
- Pumpkin lights, balloons and Halloween decorations
- Thanksgiving decorations
- Holiday-scented air freshener
- Scary movies
“Though they’re just small holiday items that we take for granted having here stateside, they really do help troops deployed overseas feel a bit more connected and not forgotten,” said Holiday Box program manager Kerri Needle Ray. “Our goal is to let our troops know they’re on our minds during the holiday seasons and to help them have a little fun at the same time.”
[caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“321” caption=“Time to get festive!”][/caption]
The USO wishes our service men and women, their families, and everyone a happy and safe Halloween!
More from the USO
Jul 20, 2016
'We’re Here for the Soldiers’: How One Volunteer Couple Answered the Call to Serve at USO Fort Hood
Anne Cosper always wanted to volunteer at the USO. So when her daughter, who currently serves in the U.S. Army, was reassigned to Fort Hood – only an hour drive from her Georgetown, Texas, home – she decided it was the perfect opportunity to get involved at the USO center on base.
Jul 20, 2016
How USO SeaTac’s ‘Banana’ Bob Got His Nickname
Bob Harris first began volunteering at the USO Northwest Seattle-Tacoma International Airport center in 2013. Shortly after he started, he was asked if he’d be interested in picking up donated bananas and bringing them to the airport center once a week. It wasn’t long after his first delivery that Bob realized the donations runs had earned him a new nickname.