The holidays can be the toughest time of the year for military members and their families because they may not be able to travel to their hometowns and spend time with their extended family and friends. Many service members will be working over holidays because the mission never stops.
The count down to the Holidays is a real thing for USO Denver. Did you know we served over 10,000 military members and families members in Outreach Programming from Halloween through New Year's Eve last year?
That's in addition to the 23,000+ that visited our Airport Center and another 4,000 that visited our Denver MEPS Center during that time frame. Combined that's a total of more than 73,000 service instances in just 62 days and we're expecting these numbers to be even higher this year!
We're raising money to support holiday programming for military members of all branches, components, and ranks as well as their family members.
Examples of Holiday Programs Include:
- Halloween Activities for those traveling through the Denver Airport instead of going Trick-Or-Treating
- Thanksgiving Dinner at the Aerospace Data Facility - Colorado for those monitoring Missile Warning and National Defense Satellites
- Santa's Grand Adventure, where Santa takes time to personally visit Metro Area military Recruiting Stations and our MEPS Center
- Unit Holiday Party Activities - such as family photos, cookie decorating, hot cocoa and more.
The list of support is long and we need your help to make it all happen. Every dollar counts! In fact, every dollar provides nearly 10 holiday related interactions!
Everyone who donates to this campaign will be recognized by name (if you choose not to be anonymous) at all of our holiday events on a USO Denver Home Away From Home for the Holidays banner.