Operation Military Smiles
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2015 TOY DRIVE COLLECTIONS
*Massachusetts State House, November 11-December 15*
2015 MILITARY FRIENDS TOY SHOPS (toy giveaway)
*Government Center Atrium, Fall River, MA – December 12: 8AM-11AM*
*VA Medical Center Building #22, Brockton, MA – December 13: 11AM-2PM*
FOR LOCAL VETERANS SERVICE OFFICERS/AGENTS – FLYER INVITATION FOR VETERANS:
This program is open to all Chapter 115 recipients. Click here for a jpg invitation to share with your Veterans.
FOR TOY DRIVE COLLECTIONS: Click here for a pdf poster (color 11×17) for your toy collection box. This year we are hoping to collect to 10,000 toys for the children and grandchildren of our local veterans and military families. The toys will be made available at mobile OMS “Santa Shops”. We currently have a shortage of toys for boys and girls ages 12-16.
OPERATION MILITARY SMILES: The Military Friends Foundation, 501(c)3 partnered with Families of Fallen Servicemembers in 2010 to create the Operation Military Smiles program. The purpose of the program is to put a little extra “smile” into the lives of local service members and their families through yearly toy drives to ensure that military families and veterans of all eras. Operation Military Smiles hosts toy drives across the state each year and toys and gift cards are then made available for families at a traveling Operation Military Smiles Santa Shop. Last holiday season, Operation Military Smiles donated over 5,000 toys and thousands of dollars of gift cards to military families in need.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED:
1) Start a toy & gift card collection! – Want to Join the OMS Team? It’s as easy as setting up a donation box in your office, school or local business. We will provide a custom e-poster for your company, tax deduction information, and collect your donations the week of December 1st
2) Volunteer at an OMS Santa Shop – This is a great way for any company to give back during the holiday season. OMS also welcomes any Gold and Survivor Families and volunteers to come out and enjoy a day of friendship and celebration as we bring smiles to military families.
3) Consider a donation – Make a donation via Paypal at www.militaryfriends.org/donate or send a check to Military Friends Foundation, 14 Beacon Street, Suite #607A, Boston, MA 02108. All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made out to “Military Friends Foundation OMS”.