Every year thousands of our men and women are in combat zones 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 (now VT S.U.P.P.O.R.T.S, inc, a Vermont non-profit organization) 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 troops. More than 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 we can still lift up their spirits and make their smiles glow from thousands of miles away. Join us in sending over 600 boxes to our troops serving in combat zones this 2017 holiday season. Let our troops know that they are appreciated, missed, and remembered, here in Vermont. This year's packing event will be held on Saturday, December 1st from 9am-noon at the Elks Club in St Johnsbury, VT. Our goal is to send out 600 boxes this year and with $18+ per box shipping cost we need your help. Please help us make the holidays a little brighter for those on the front lines.