The news stories about our troops have receded from the front pages but the needs of military families in Illinois remain.
Our mission at Operation Homefront-Illinois is to provide emergency assistance to Illinois military families with a spouse deployed and wounded warriors who have returned home from service. This year, we will serve more than 3,000 Illinois military families.
For the holidays alone, we have provided more than 400 Christmas meals for Illinois military families and Christmas toys for more than 300 children of Illinois military families.
And we’ve just received our own Christmas gift. A generous donor has agreed to match dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000 all financial donations received by Operation Homefront-Illinois by December 31, 2011.
Operation Homefront-Illinois is a four-star (highest rating) charity as rated by Charity Navigator because in part our administrative overhead is less than 10%. The donations, financial and in-kind, that we receive go to directly support Illinois military families.
Please consider helping us maximize this wonderful opportunity by making a donation of $25, $50 or even $100 today so that we can serve more families this holiday season and in 2012.
Remember, every dollar you donate is matched dollar-for-dollar. Please help us turn a $5,000 commitment into $10,000 of resources to support military families in Illinois by making your donation today.
Thank you for your consideration.
Chapter President, Operation Homefront-Illinois
P.S. — Remember, we only have until December 31 to raise the $5,000 that a generous donor will match dollar-for-dollar so please act today.