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OCP IN THE NEWS


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27,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies going to the troops
Biggest shipment yet for Operation Care Package

The Herald-News
By Bill Wimbiscus
March 26, 2014
"JOLIET -- Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of young women, 27,672 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies soon will be making their way to U.S. soldiers around the globe"...
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ABC7 Chicago - December 14, 2013
Wreaths Across America


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Group celebrates 10 years of helping troops overseas

The Herald-News
By Mike Nolan
August 10, 2013
"It started out small, with Debbie Smothers and her friends Debbie Durawa and Pat Curran— all of whom had family members serving in the military overseas — collecting a few goodies and mailing them to troops based far from home."...
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Over There: OCP celebrates
10 years of helping those who serve

The Herald-News
By Jean Edwards
April 10, 2013
"This March marked the 10th year anniversary of Operation Care Package. OCP is an all volunteer, not-for-profit organization formed in March 2003"....
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Homer Glen 5K
will raise money for care packages for armed forces

Chicago Tribune
By Ginger Reilly
Special to the Tribune
September 6, 2012
"A 5K scheduled for Saturday in Homer Glen will donate proceeds to a charity that delivers care packages to members of the U.S. armed forces"....
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OCP Send Santa To The Troops

You Tube
October 4, 2011
Check out our ad aired on American Veterans Radio
"Let No Hero Be Forgotten" this Christmas Season! ...
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American Veterans Radio


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Operation Care Package Kids

Windy City Live
May 30, 2011
Check out OCP Kids volunteer, Jared S.
Start listening at 3:30...
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Operation Care Package remembers our soldiers

Southtown Star
By Ginger Brashinger
February 28, 2010
"Let no hero be forgotten.....says it all about a committed group of individuals who see to it that our deployed military are not taken for granted."...
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Christmas Campaign 2008
See Us On Fox News!


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Something Sweet To Eat ... And To Do

Morris Daily Herald
By Sue Schafer
Herald Correspondent
Nov. 13, 2008
"Operation Care Package has been sending gifts of fudge to our military troops overseas since the beginning of the Iraq War."...
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Operation Care Package
Works With Military Precision

Catholic Explorer
By Kathrynne Skonicki
Published Dec 11, 2007
"JOLIET? Giving Santa and his elves a run for their money,"...
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Operation Care Package
Sending Santa Overseas

VFW 9545 aiding group's efforts
New Lenox The Patriot - November 13, 2007
By Laura Michaels
"They've got the halos"...
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OCP Kids
Care Packages Cater
To Soldiers' Sweet Teeth

Chicago Tribune - April 5, 2007
By Annmarie Mannion, Tribune Staff Reporter
Girl Scouts collected about 2,500 boxes of sweet treats for the troops.
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Reach Out To Soldiers During The Holidays

08:12 AM CST on Thursday, December 7, 2006
By MICHELE CHAN SANTOS
Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News
Alone or with other kids, you can send gifts of thanks and hope.
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Operation Care Packages
by Harry Porterfield

December 8, 2006 - ABC7 News
For four years now a group of volunteers in Joliet have been sending care packages to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
They were hard at work Friday making sure the troops had gifts for holidays.
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Letter From The President

We are so honored to have our work recognized by the President of the United States. Read


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Time To Think About Christmas For The Troops

Operation Care Package aims to serve 5,000
This story ran on nwitimes.com on Saturday, September 24, 2005
12:35 AM CDT

CRAIG ADAMS
Times Correspondent

LANSING | Christmas in September? It's not too early to think about Christmas if you're trying to provide care packages for 5,000 American soldiers. Read


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