How You Can Support the USO and the Military on Giving Tuesday

By Sandi Gohn

As a non-government, charity organization, the USO relies on your donations to fuel our support of service members and their families.

This Giving Tuesday, you can help the USO continue its mission of providing critical support to improve the daily lives of active duty, Reserve and Guard military families serving around the world.

Here are just a few of the many ways you can donate to the USO this holiday season to help us give back to those who give so much:

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

Creating a Facebook Fundraiser is a simple and effective way to encourage your friends and family to support our servicemembers. It’s easy and quick to set up a Facebook Fundraiser! To learn more, visit our Facebook Fundraiser information page or, to get started right away, click here to head to Facebook and start your fundraiser.

Individual Contributions

Each donation to the USO is critical in helping the organization achieve its mission of connecting service members to family, home and country. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, your donation ensures the USO is always by their side. Click here to give a single or reoccurring gift today.

Gifts in Honor or Memory of Loved One

Honor a loved one by making a gift to the USO in their name. An honor gift is a meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday or the memory of those closest to your heart. Click here to make a contribution in honor of someone special.

Planned Giving

Make a difference at the USO with an estate gift. You can trust that our experts will work to find the best options for you to leave a legacy and support our important work. Click here to learn more about planned giving.

Photo credit USO photo

A service member reads a story using the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program. You can select this as a gift in the USO Wishbook.

Pay It Forward

Looking for the perfect, patriotic gift alternative for that hard-to-buy-for someone in your life? Head to the USO Wishbook!

You can choose from a variety of gifts that support service members and their families. We’ll even send your recipient a printed or virtual e-card with details of the USO services that were supported in their name. Click here to shop the USO Wishbook today.

Wire or Stock Transfer

Did you know that you can support our service members through a wire or stock transfer? Funds from all of our donations lead to expanding offerings at USO centers, connecting families separated during the holidays and can even provide assistance as service members transition home. Please contact the USO at [email protected] for transfer instructions.

-This story was originally published on USO.org in 2020. It has been updated in 2021.

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