For the past several years, Naperville Evening Kiwanis members have participated in Operation Support Our Troops – America. For this event, cases of Kiwanis peanuts are delivered to the Operation Support Our Troops America warehouse in Lisle.
This year, more than 15,000 individual packets of peanuts will be shipped to men and women who have put themselves in harm’s way for the good of all of us. Many Kiwanis members are veterans and remember how they felt when a care package arrived from home.
Kiwanis is proud to partner with OSOT America, who put their heart and love in bringing smiles to the faces of members of our Armed Forces.
Operation Support Our Troops America began in 2003. In the past ten years, they have shipped 49,207 care packages to our troops, who are deployed in harm’s way. At 25-pounds per package, this equates to 1,230,175 pounds sent to our troops.
The little bags of peanuts supplied are great in filling those nooks and crannies in the care packages. Each package shipped has the name of one person on the label. One can submit a name for a loved one, to receive a care package from home by visiting, www.osotamerica.org.
Kiwanis says thank you, for supporting our club and our Kiwanis Peanut Days. Together we can all make a difference.
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