Operation Care Package is now mobile!
I'm in!, one of our valued sponsors, has designed and
developed our mobile app, which is now available for
download from Google Play.
I'm in! also helps businesses
deploy various mobile coupon and loyalty programs.
programs enable users to find great discounts at stores like
Macy's, Amazon, JC
Penney and Kohl's.
their website at
"I'm in! Are you?"
SAUCES FOR TROOPS
Coming soon to a Famous Daves near you!
We will be sending all the bbq sauce they collect to our troops.
You can donate one for just a dollar and write your own personal note right on the bottle!
WELCOME ALL HEROES
Open House / Block Party
Saturday August 13, 2016
All are welcome. Come join us for some afternoon fun and see what we do for our Military.
VACATION GETAWAY RAFFLE
Operation care package is having a fundraiser!
Look at this awesome prize thanks to Southwest Airlines and Disney.
Chances are $5.
Prize: 4 one way Southwest Airline Tickets and 4 Disney World Hopper Passes
100% of proceeds will help send care packages to our deployed.
All checks can be made out to Operation Care Package, 120 Jessie St, Manhattan, Illinois 60442
If mailing please indicate that donation is for raffles, inlcude your name and phone number.
Also, we can use any donations of items to raffle for Sept. 11th.
Thank you so much for your support!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 2016:
Volunteers are needed for the following events:
SHOP N' DROP
June 11th Jewel Store on Nelson Rd New Lenox, IL.
July 2nd Jewel Store Larkin Ave. Joliet, IL.
July 23rd and 24th Jewel Store Weber Rd. Romeoville, IL.
Between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30 each day
Please Contact Donna at 779-379-5180
ILLINOIS FREEDOM RUN
June 18th 11am till 11pm Marseilles, IL.
Contact Trisha at 815-671-9357
MANHATTAN ON TAP
June 18th 6pm till 11pm
Contact DJ at 815-739-6944
September 16th through 18th all day
Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, IL.
Contact Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept. 2016 Cottonwood Farms Military appreciation weekend.
Volunteers needed 10 am till 4 pm
Contact Trisha at 815-671-9357
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Media Relations Person
Shop N' Drop Volunteers
Volunteers to work Events where we have a Booth
Volunteers to Stuff Envelopes
Volunteers 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:
Campaign For Handmade Items
Any sewers out there? OCP is in need of handmade items.
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
P.O. Box 175 / 120 Jessie St
Manhattan, IL. 60442
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 17th 2016
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
10255 Donna Dr
Dittmer, MO. 63023
If you prefer to
pay online through WAA,
please include our sponsor Number: IL0013P
Our Cemetery of Choice is
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - Elwood, IL ID # ILALNE
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 21st for the 2016 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 815-693-3215 cell
please leave a message or email email@example.com
Volunteers will be needed for Saturday December 17th ~ 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
There are OVER 44,000 of our Nations Heros Buried here at this time.
We need a wreath for every grave & cannot do it without your help
SHOP & DROP / TAG DAYS
Volunteers Needed: 2 to 4 hour shifts
See above and contact Donna at 779-379-5180
OPERATION CHRISTMAS STOCKING
We have extended this campaign year round.
Handmade Christmas Stockings being accepted through Nov. 5th, 2015
Regular size stockings please, no specific pattern available.
TROOPS DRAWSTRING BAGS
Below is a pattern that can be used. which is approximate
Small Drawstring Bag
Mail to: Operation Care Package (address)
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!
Individuals, groups, clubs, seniors, children
You can all help
For More Information: email Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 ~
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. 6pm till ?
Packing is done at our New Location
120 Jessie St Manhattan, IL. 60442
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!