PROGRAMS THAT HELP
Annual Golf Outing
Each year, the Proviso Public Partnership (PPP) looks to support an agency or program that parallels our beliefs, goals and mission. This year, together with the Proviso Township Mental Health Commission, the Proviso Public Partnership is supporting Operation Care Package. Operation Care Package provides support and supplies to the Troops overseas who are tasked with protecting our great country.
Over the last few years, the PPP has collaborated with Operation Care Package to set out boxes at the local schools, libraries, and businesses to accept and collect donations to be sent to our active duty Troops. The response has been overwhelming. Each year we are pleasantly surprised by the amount of support given by the members of our community. In addition to the items donated, many local children throughout Proviso Township are encouraged to write letters and draw pictures to be placed in care packages. The Troops have indicated how much it means to them to hear the support they are receiving back home, especially by children.
The sole purpose of Operation Care Package is to show our appreciation and gratitude to those that sacrifice for our wellbeing and freedom. It is a small gesture by our community but much appreciated by our Troops that allow us the privileges we are afforded every day.
Operation Care Package’s mission is: “Our organization is about supporting the men and women who bravely answer the call to duty for you, me and our country. Our support is what motivates the Troops to complete their mission. Just knowing that Americans care about their wellbeing is a major factor to the success of the Troops and for them to ultimately come home safely to their loved ones”.
With a support staff of all volunteers, all donations go directly to the military recipients.
Any funds that are collected go to help offset the cost of shipping and secure items that are desperately needed.
For more information on Operation Care Package, please visit this page: https://pppnfp.org/project/operation-care-package/ or http://operationcarepackages.org/ . Representatives from Operation Care Package including the individuals that began the organization, will be in attendance at this year’s outing.
We look forward to seeing everyone on August 29, 2017 for what I hope will be another successful event.
Michael A. Corrigan