USO "Sweet Home Illinois" Bags
Service members routinely miss birthdays, anniversaries, and other major life events due to their military service. A quality welcome home kit from USO Illinois is a simple and effective way our partners can show appreciation and boost the morale of service members upon their return to Illinois from deployments, humanitarian relief efforts, extensive trainings, and other military activations.
A USO Sweet Home Illinois kit is more than a bag of homegrown goodies – it’s a sense of relief, a warm message of thanks, a delicious snack to indulge in, and a show of support that Americans appreciate their selfless service.
USO Sweet Home Illinois bags are distributed at the airport gates when USO staff at Midway or O'Hare are made aware of a service member returning home, the unit’s official Welcome Home ceremony, and Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program events.
HOW TO SUPPORT: If your corporation or organization would like to contribute goods, coupons or experience certificates, or volunteer to pack the bags for this program, please email illinoisUSO@uso.org Thank you!
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