Ways to Support

The USO relies on the your donations to help support service members and their families.

Give back to the service members who protect us every day.

USO donors and partners provide critical support that improves the daily lives of service members and their families. We’re not a government agency. We rely on supporters like you to fund the programs that make the biggest difference for those who serve.

  • Individual Contributions

    Your donations make it possible for the USO to support service members and their families. 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. Make an individual contribution.

  • Gifts in Honor or Memory of Loved One

    Honor someone special by making a gift to the USO in his or her name. An honor gift is a meaningful way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, holiday or the memory of a loved one. Make a contribution in honor of someone.

  • 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. Learn about Planned Giving.

  • Pay It Forward

    Looking for the perfect gift alternative for someone that also supports our uniformed forces and their families? Visit the USO Wishbook where you can find the perfect gift and send your recipient a printed or virtual e-card with details of the USO services that were supported in their name. Shop the USO Wishbook.

  • Wire or Stock Transfer

    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 even provide assistance as service members transition home. Please contact the USO Representative at stocks@uso.org for transfer instructions.

  • Donation Information

    The USO appreciates all contributions to that help make the lives of our service members and their families better. Tax-deductible donations to the USO can be made online via a secure server or by calling 1-800-876-7469. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send a check or money order made payable to “USO” to: USO Department WS, PO Box 96860 Washington, DC 20090-6860.

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Fundraise

Participate in a Fundraiser

There are many ways to participate in USO fundraisers throughout the year. The annual Army Ten Miler, held each October in Washington, DC, is excellent way to raise money to help keep service members connected to family, home and country.

Whether you need a bib, secured your own, or would like to participate as a virtual runner, you can help raise funds and awareness for USO programs and services. Contact TEAM USO at teamuso@uso.org for more information.

There are also many USO fundraisers going on throughout the year near you. Browse the opportunities available at crowdrise.com/theUSO to see fundraisers you may participate in to benefit our hardworking service members.

Host a USO Fundraiser

You can even host your own fundraiser for the USO. Through your dedication, you’re supporting programs and services at our more than 180 locations worldwide that help connect our service members to the people, places and things they love.

Before you begin planning your fundraiser, download our USO Fundraising Guidelines (PDF/ 588KB). Then, go to crowdrise.com/theUSO and select “Fundraise for the USO,” and you will be on your way to being a part of USO’s history of supporting service members and their families.

Combined Federal Campaign

Support Our Service Members Through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

Federal employees can donate to the nonprofits of their choice through the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) - Designate #11381. Show your support of America’s service members and military families by designating the USO as a recipient of your CFC contribution. Your donations help us to provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed service members, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops, families of the fallen and troops in transition.

The USO is happy to participate in your campaign kickoffs or other CFC events. Please contact us at cfc@uso.org about participating.

Your CFC Participation Makes a Difference

With your support, the USO can continue to support military members and their families every day all over the world through programs like the USO Transition 360 Alliance. The Department of Defense estimates a total of 1 million service members will transition out of the military by 2019. Each transition is unique, the USO recognizes this and seeks to help on a personal level.

The USO Transition 360 Alliance combines the effort from four top nonprofits, to help U.S. military personnel and their families successfully transition back into civilian life after their service ends.

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