Operation Homefront Partnership Helps Us Help Those That Protect Our Country
All our community partnerships mean a great deal to us, especially the one with Operation Homefront. It allows us to distribute our kits outside the Chicagoland area and to help military families, many who not only suffer economic challenges but also have to deal with a unique set of challenges such as running a household with a parent overseas for an extended period of time. This year we visited 8 military sites including Bartonville, Springfield, Mount Vernon, Great Lakes, Milan, North Riverside, Mattoon and Belleville.
While our Back 2 School kits, are a small token, compared to what these families do and sacrifice for us, the distribution of school supplies is made even more rewarding because of how kind, welcoming and appreciative they are when we show up. It is inspirational. It pushes us to work harder so that we can help more military families in the coming years.