A few months ago, the Proviso Public Partnership joined Operation Care Package — a not for profit organization dedicated to sending care packages to our troops overseas. In February of 2015 the Proviso Public Partnership set a goal of collecting $1,500.00 to support our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Airmen through care packages and letters of encouragement from students. In collaborations with schools, churches, businesses and friends in Proviso Township, we together raised monies and supplies for our service women and men. We are extremely pleased to announce that on April 29th, we delivered 70 boxes filled with supplies such as shaving cream, disposable razors, wet wipes, deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss, q-tips, shampoos, lotions, slim jims/jerky, granola bars, bags of candy, gum, fruit snacks, and trail mixes to the Operation Care Package distribution facility in Manhattan, Illinois . In addition, we made a financial contribution in the amount of $3,138.88 for the shipping cost of the Care Packages to places like Iraq, Afghanistan and other countries. The program was received with excitement as we exceeded our original goal of $1500.00 by an additional $1,638.88. A big thank you goes to everyone who participated to make this a huge success!!!!! This was our first endeavor in supporting our troops overseas and we look forward to 2016 to repeat our success. As a small gesture of appreciation, we want to send you this thank you gift for your efforts. As a reminder, if you have a family member or friend serving overseas consider surprising them with a Care Package. Open the link below and follow the steps: http://www.operationcarepackages.org/SubmitTroops.html
Thank you again for your support and we hope you can join us again as we recognize and show our support to our troops overseas.