The following items are often on a service memberís or military family's wish list. The USO Northwest aims to provide these items and programs to everyone we support. Your generous donation will be joined with the gifts of others and used where it will do the most to lift the spirits of service members and their families.
Service members who deploy through our USONW Shali Center are given a Care Package containing necessary travel items such as toiletries, snacks, and reading material.
To help address the stresses of military life, the kit is designed for children who have a family member deployed. Inside the kit: Postcards, Secret Journal, keepsake dog-tags, stuffed animal named Cuzzie, etc.
Phone Calls Home gives service members the phone cards needed to reach out and connect to their family and friends. Minutes with a loved one are precious when deploying for months at a time.
Imagine the relief service members feel at our USO Northwest centers, settling in to comfortable chairs and watching one of their favorite movies. Help keep our DVD collection current with the latest blockbusters.
Packages include framed, personal message from service member to their family. This program is offered at all large deployments through Joint Base Lewis-McChord (McChord Field).
Whether itís the latest football game, an action/adventure thriller, or a Kinect game, our service members and their families enjoy playing video games. We are always in need of the newest game and multiple copies.
Servicemen and women choose a book to read aloud and then are recorded on DVD. The DVD and book are mailed to the family at home. This program is offered at all USONW Centers.
Our military families go through lots of hardships during their service, and they do so with great humility and commitment. At our USONW Centers and with our Mobile Canteen they have a chance to relax and have some fun together.
Keeping our troops connected with their loved ones is one of the USONWís top priorities. In this day and age, that means making sure we have a fully stocked technology room. Our centers offer laptops, wifi stations, and much more.
USONW sends service members, their families and our wounded warriors to sports events throughout the local area such as NFL Seahawks games, FC Sounders and Seattle Mariners.
Our wounded, ill and injured troops deserve to experience some relaxation and time to recover in the great outdoors. The outings allow service members to demonstrate abilities and build skills, while reinforcing their self confidence and resolve.
Each month three recently returned service members and their significant other enjoy a free night stay and breakfast at a Benchmark Hospitality International luxury hotel in Washington State.
Your gift is tax deductible to the extent allowable by federal law.