During the Month of December, citizens and soldiers alike gather with their friends and families to celebrate the holidays. The USO Illinois received numerous generous gifts from our partners at BMO Harris Bank, the Richard A. Perritt Charitable Foundation, Constellation Brands and the Chicago Skyway to help create memorable experiences for military and their families. The support went to fund Military Unit Holiday Parties and the USO Illinois Holiday Gift Card program.
Across the state, military attend Military Unit Holiday Parties to bond in a social setting. These parties are often funded from the members of the unit themselves. This year, Constellation Brands helped make these parties a festive occasion with a $15,000 donation to the USO Illinois that was distributed to fund 66 unit holiday parties.
Often money can be tight around the holidays and the USO Illinois is dedicated to making the lives of service members and their families easier. Our partners at Chicago Skyway, and Constellation Brands donated over $17,500 to support the USO Illinois Holiday Gift Card Program which supported over 600 military or military family members. On top of their donation, Chicago Skyway employees also donated their time stuffing and sending gift cards and writing holiday cards to military families.
Thank you to all our partners who helped to make the holidays a little brighter for military and their families this year.
Published December 19, 2016
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