This year, we were able to send 307 care packages and 14 trees to our troops overseas.
With your support, we hope to beat that number next year.
Bring a Hometown Holiday to Our Troops Abroad
We believe it is so important for the members of our community to be given the opportunity to give back to our troops. So many want to give, but may not have an address or any idea what to put in a box. We make it easy for young and old to all be a part of this project. -Nicquelle Fortin
Every year thousands of our men and women are overseas during the holiday season. Their chairs at our holiday dinners are empty, their presents remain unopened, and their smiles can't light up the room.
The Vermont Supports Our Troops Project was created in 2004, during the second Operation: Desert Storm, as a way to send a hometown holiday to our troops overseas. Local civilians got together to pack boxes and write cards to our soldiers. More almost a decade later, the project has grown by leaps and bounds, involving local businesses, media, and dozens of volunteers. However, the task remains the same.
No matter where our troops are stationed, Afghanistan or Iraq, we can still lift up their spirits and make their smiles glow from thousands of miles away.
Join us in sending over 400 boxes and 4000 holiday cards overseas this 2012 holiday season. Let our troops know that they are appreciated, missed, and remembered, here in Vermont.