On Wednesday, February 22, KemperSports and KemperLesnik held a Box Lunch packing event with Soldiers' Angels in Chicago. Not only did the employees from the company have a great time packing the boxes-- they also set a record for the most box lunches packed supporting the Jesse Brown VA in Chicago-- 2,000 Box Lunches! AND- they did it all in less than an hour!! Check out all the photos from the Box Lunch packing event.
March 23, 2017
Soldiers' Angels partnered with Caliber Collision and Allstate to give away another car to a very deserving veteran and the four year old daughter he has custody of. Jason had been taking the bus twice a week for an hour each way to take her to pre-school and then again each weekend to drop her off with her mother. He was formerly homeless and is now in the HUD/VASH housing program. Jason was nominated by his social worker. A very deserving recipient!
March 22, 2017
We have collected 1,619 pairs of socks for our deployed service members and veterans! Initially, we had a goal to collect 1,000 pairs-- but thanks to the support from all of those that have collected-- we surpassed our goal after just one month. So we raised the goal!! We will be collecting until the end of April. Can you help us reach 2,500 pairs? Full details about Warm Feet for Warriors here.
March 21, 2017
Did you know that April is National Card & Letter Writing Month? The U.S. Postal Service originally started the celebration as a weeklong event, but in 2001 decided to expand the celebration to the entire month of April. Their hope is to improve writing skills and literacy, as well as to preserve the tradition of writing, sending and receiving letters, postcards and greeting cards. What does this mean at Soldiers' Angels? It means that now is a great time to commit to writing by joining the Soldiers' Angels Letter Writing Team or the Soldiers' Angels Cards Plus Team! These teams are a great way to continue the tradition of writing and also bring a smile to the face of a service member or veteran!
March 17, 2017
Caregivers of our military have a special place in our hearts. Just like the wounded warriors they care for, they selflessly serve this country by caring for our military heroes. It is not easy being a caregiver. Caregivers are always “on call” through thick and through thin providing emotional and physical support. This is why we started the Women of Valor Program which provides support to female caregivers of Post 9-11 wounded, ill and injured service members. Learn more about the Soldiers' Angels Women of Valor Team here.
March 16, 2017
Our brave Angel volunteers in Detroit bundled up in the cold weather and came out to serve Metro Detroit Veterans at the March Veteran Mobile Food Distribution. The event served over 200 low-income, at-risk, and homeless veterans with food assistance, including fresh fruits and vegetables. View all of the photos from the Soldiers' Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distribution here.
March 16, 2017
For many of us, buying the annual box or two of Girl Scout Cookies has become a part of our yearly traditions. Our deployed service members feel the same way! Indulging in a tasty box of their favorite flavor of Girl Scout Cookie reminds them of home. Thanks to Girl Scouts across the country, we have 160+ pallets of donated cookies waiting to be shipped to deployed troops. But, we need your help to cover the shipping costs and other costs associated with getting the cookies across the world. Can you help us get a sweet taste of home to our heroes and sheroes?
March 15, 2017
The United States has millions of brave veterans who have served the country and sacrificed a lot for our freedoms. Some of those veterans are human and some are Canine! That’s right, we have K9 Veterans as well and March 13th of every year is a day to honor them. Read more about some of our countries most recognized K9 Veterans.
The Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors campaign has been underway for just over two weeks and we have already reached 1/3 of our goal to collect 1,000 pairs of socks! These new socks will be sent to deployed service members in care packages and distributed to veterans in VA Hospitals. Although we are very excited to make so much progress so quickly, we still have a long way to go! Can you help us reach our goal? We'll be collecting through the end of April. Read more about the Soldiers' Angels Warm Feet for Warriors campaign here.
Soldiers’ Angels has two special teams that focus on "adopting" deployed service members and sending care packages: Deployed Adoptions Team and the Ladies of Liberty Team. The only difference between the two is that the Ladies of Liberty team is an all female team that focuses on supporting deployed females and their special health and hygiene needs. We currently have over 200 service members awaiting adoption, so we thought we’d introduce you to a few AND to our team leader, Amanda Jones.
Soldiers' Angels Hunger Relief Program hosted a Veteran Mobile Food Distribution yesterday in the parking lot of their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas. This month, Soldiers' Angels was honored to have active duty Airmen participating in the distribution to the veterans. The young service members are students at the Medical Education and Training Center, or MTEC, located at Fort Sam Houston. View all of the photos from the Soldiers' Angels Veteran Mobile Food Distribution.
Soldiers' Angels Team Angels are constantly coming up with unique and creative ways to make deployed service members smile! Right now they are busy creating colorful care packages for spring, Mardi Gras, and St. Patrick's day. Take a look at all of the one-of-a-kind care packages created by Soldiers' Angels Angel volunteers!