Illinois Society Children of the American Revolution
Packages for Patriots
About the Project
The 2020-2021 Illinois State Project is “Packages for Patriots”, in partnership with Operation Support Our Troops-America (OSOT). OSOT is based in Lisle, Illinois, and is one of the largest volunteer military support organizations in America.
While serving around the world, military members do not often have access to basic necessities, much less the luxuries we enjoy at home. OSOT collects public donations of food, toiletries, letters, and any items that might brighten a soldier’s day. Community volunteers then pack these items into twenty-five pound boxes, which are shipped to active-duty soldiers. Over 2,000 pounds of comfort have been shipped to date, and this year ISCAR is helping send even more soldiers a slice of life back home.
It costs OSOT an average of $37.00 in donations to ship one box overseas. In commemoration of CAR’s 125th anniversary, our goal is to help OSOT ship 125 boxes to soldiers around the globe. Our second goal is to become active citizens by playing a tangible part in our philanthropy. Hands-on volunteering is the best way to see the fruits of our service in real time - through “Packages for Patriots”, our members are building community by packing boxes, collecting donations, and helping at every step of the process.