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.”
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The USO wishes our service men and women, their families, and everyone a happy and safe Halloween!
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