QUEEN OF HEARTS
Cantigny VFW Post 367 Joliet
Operation care package has been chosen as one of the charities that
Cantigny VFW POST 367 Joliet QUEEN OF HEARTS Game will benefit.
The winner of each winning game will get to select, from a short list of charities, who they would like 10% of the winning pot to go to.
Queen Of Hearts game will be every Wednesday - drawing will be at 9pm. In order to play, you must purchase at least one drink and tickets are $1. each or 6 for $5. The winner must be present.
Hopefully, many will want OCP as their choice of charity.
Please help spread the word. This also helps our local VFW.
826 HORSESHOE DR. JOLIET, IL.
BLUES N' ROCK BENEFIT FOR OUR TROOPS
May 17, 2014 ~ 5 pm till 11 pm
Cantigny VFW ~ 826 Horseshoe Dr., Joliet, IL. 60435
Starring Tallan Noble Latz and T Bird Huck (2013 Blues Hall of Famer), and Danny and the Devils
Music, dancing, raffles, cash bar and food will be available for purchase between 5 and 9pm
$10.00 advance tickets will be available approx last week of March.
Tickets also available at the door.
Proceeds from tickets and raffles will benefit OCP, food will benefit Men's Auxiliary, and the bar will benefit the VFW.
So mark your calendars!
VFW Post 5422 GUN RAFFLE
Drawing: May 23, 2014
Part of the proceeds from the Gun Raffle will benefit Operation Care Package.
Drawing will be held on May 23, 2014 at Wilmington VFW.
$10.00 Per Ticket
Winner need not be present, but must have FOID card
For tickets contact: email@example.com
Mail check payable to Wilmington VFW Post 5422 to:
Operation Care Package
611 Wilcox St.
Joliet, IL 60435
Media Relations Person
Shop N' Drop Volunteers
Volunteers to help Haul Boxes to the Post Office
Volunteers to work Events where we have a Booth
Volunteers to Stuff Envelopes
Volulnteers with SUV, Pick Up or Van to pick up donations when needed
Raffle / Auction Coordinator
Volunteers needed to help Unload Trucks
Bake Sale / Luncheon Volunteers and Bakers
To get on the calling list for any of the above or to sign up now, please email Debbie at:
Please leave your name and a day time and evening phone number,
or leave a message at 815-723-6960
ILLINOIS FREEDOM RUN
June 21st 2014
Booth set up
Working booth / donations/ raffles
Hours for volunteers would be between 9am and 10pm
MUDDY CHEER CHALLENGE
June 28th and or June 29th 2014
Where ~ Joliet Motor Sports 27950 Kelly Rd. Wilmington
Operation Care Package will receive $15.00 for every adult registration that put us in as the group they are registering for.
$10.00 for Children 6 to 12 years
What you get:
Muddy Cheer Challenge T-SHIRT ~ Finishing Medal
Insurance ~ Experience of a lifetime!
This is not a timed race, walk, run, play in mud, have fun! Adults and children of all ages welcome. Children under 5 years free with paid parent. Bring the family, sign up having Operation Care Package as your charity of choice and have fun while supporting our deployed Military.
OCP will have a booth on site. Stop by and let the kids color a page for our Military care packages or write a note for them.
ALL HEROES WELCOME BLOCK PARTY
August 9th 2014
4pm TILL 11pm
FOOD ~ MUSIC ~ RAFFLES ~ GAMES ~ MILITARY VEHICLES
Free Event ~ just our way of saying thanks!
Veterans ~ Active Military ~ Police ~ Fire ~ Supporters
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT NASCAR WEEKEND
September 13, 2014 Weekend
Paul and Mary's Raceway Camping
Start you engines! Paul and Mary's Raceway Camping, LLC. is going to have a Cornhole tournament Nascar weekend Sept. 13th 2014 with all entry fees going to Operation Care Package. This will be open to the public, plus all Nascar Race Fans & campers.
The winners will walk away with $500.00!
For rules, application and more info:
Campaign For Handmade Items
Any sewers out there? OCP is in need of handmade items for 2014.
10,000 Homemade Christmas stockings (med to full size)
10,000 black, brown, tan or dark colored neck gators (made out of fleece)
Crochet stocking caps in browns, tan, black, dark blue, camo or dark greens
Handmade quilts or fleece blankets
Stockings & winter items needed by Nov. 1st
Cool scarves for summer needed now through July
Any can be sent to:
Operation Care Package
611 Wilcox St.
Joliet, IL. 60435
Please feel free to attach small note card of thanks to our troops on them if you like.
And if anyone is located in the Joliet area we do have some material for Christmas Stockings if needed.
For more information and sewing instructions, patterns, etc. visit
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
Saturday - December 13, 2014
Ceremony starts at 11 am
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 Hoff Road
Elwood, IL 60421
Please arrive early due to parking & dress for weather!
Wreaths will be placed right after ceremony
Free luncheon afterwards for all at:
STONE CITY VFW
124 Stone City Dr. Joliet, IL. which is at sw corner of Rt 53 & Laraway Rd
CLICK FOR WAA ORDER FORM
Sponsor a wreath for a Veterans grave: $15. for each wreath
Wreaths will be placed on any Veterans grave
Make checks payable to WAA and mail to:
OCP Wreath Project
611 Wilcox St.
Joliet, IL. 60435
If you prefer to
pay online through WAA,
please include our sponsor Number: ILOCP 0001
Our Cemetery of Choice is
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - Elwood, IL
but you can request the cemetery of your choice.
Wreaths Across America will donate $5 back to OCP
for each wreath that is sponsored through us.
We accept orders year round, but orders must be received
by November 22th for the 2014 ceremony.
Wreaths Across America does not do grave specific.
For questions about your loved one
buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
please contact: Debbie at 815-723-6960 home or 815-693-3215 cell
please leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers will be needed for Saturday December 13th ~ no pre-sign up needed
Wreath layers, Bakers, Donations of food dishes, Paper products, Bottled water & more
Help getting sponsorships beforehand
Also, please help spread the word about this wonderful program
by passing around the link below
6400 wreaths were sponsored for Abraham Lincoln 2013
There are 34,000 of our Nations Heros Buried there
We have a long way to go
We need a wreath for every grave & cannot do it without your help
SHOP & DROP / TAG DAYS
Volunteers Needed: 2 to 4 hour shifts
DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED
LET NO HERO BE FORGOTTEN
Yellow Ribbon Vigil
June 1st through June 15th 2104
Volunteers needed to place Yellow Ribbons around town on trees and light poles.
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban
in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009 and is still a POW.
We offer him our love and support.
Please keep Bowe and all our Troops in your thoughts and prayers.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING
We have extended this campaign year round.
Handmade Christmas Stockings being accepted through Nov. 5th, 2013
Regular size stockings please, no specific pattern available.
TROOP DRAWSTRING BAGS
Due to an over whelming response to the 'GALLON' size
We are not accepting those at this time, however
We will be taking small bags year round
Small Drawstring Bags
Below is a pattern that can be used. which is approximate
Small Drawstring Bag
611 Wilcox St.
Joliet, Il. 60435
Donations of material, crafts kits and ribbon also needed.
We also have other year round projects if you like to sew, knit or
Cool Scarves ~ Neck Gators ~ Small Drawstring bags ~ Stocking Caps
Winter Scarves ~ Quilts for for Servicemen & Wounded ~ Blankets for Senior Veterans
Pillows, no pattern 12 in x 12in lightly stuffed so they are squishable
Write thank you, from your hometown with permanent marker right on pillow
Who is needed: Everyone!
Indviduals, groups, clubs, seniors, children
You can all help
For More Information: email Debbie at email@example.com
Debbie 815-723-6960 or cell 815-693-3215
Help spread the word!
STAMP'N FOR THE TROOPS
February 2, 2006 - Ongoing
Collect One Million First Class Stamps
Help us reach our goal and we'll
be able to send 300 Care Packages a week for a year!
~ Learn More ~
Manhattan Irish Fest Parade
March 1st 2014
Parade Walkers / Riders needed
Volunteers needed to work a 3 hour shift at Irish Fest for OCP
Sales of St Patricks day raffle tickets and collection help needed
Flag Wavers & Walkers needed
Call Deb 723-6960
WE'RE STILL PACKING!
Care Packages are packed and mailed weekly throughout the year.
Through the winter, most packing is done on Wednesdays 10 till 3
The 3rd week of each month we pack on Monday Evenings.
Please call ahead for certain days
815-723-6960 leave a message, I work full time.
Packing is done at our office
Will County Farm Bureau Building
100 Manhattan Rd.
We are always in need of items for the Care Packages.
Please visit the links below for a listing of supplies most needed,
and locations where they may be dropped off.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS
Thank you for supporting our Troops!