Each holiday season, USO-Metro has the privilege of delivering warmth and festivity to our troops and their families on behalf of the American people. This goodness is donated, packed and delivered with love and gratitude. It comes in the form of food to fill a table surrounded by family and friends, hand-picked gifts for tiny hands to open and spaces to help bridge the distance. Read on to find out how to register your military family or how to get involved as a community partner.

 

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Turkeys for Troops 

This Holiday Season, USO-Metro is honored to say "Thank you!" to local military families by providing 1,200 holiday food baskets to junior enlisted service members!  Please note, grocery store gift cards may also be distributed in lieu of baskets. General Registration is now open to active duty service members, E-1 to E-5. Click here for more information and to register. 

**Registration opens October 1, 2015, and reached it's max capacity November 5, 2015.   Program Participation Confirmations will be sent to program participants by Tuesday, November 10th.

Community Partners: Do you want to support our service members this holiday season? Click here  to donate a holiday meal for military families. Be sure to select "Turkeys for Troops" in the drop down menu.

 

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Project USO Elf 

Project USO Elf is a signature USO-Metro program through which companies, organizations, families, and the community at-large register to "sponsor" our youngest patriots by selecting and providing gifts from a custom wish list! Register your child(ren) ages 1-18 to make their holiday wish lists come true! Children will receive age appropriate gifts personally selected by their Wish List Donor. General Registration is now open to active duty service members, E-1 to E-5. Click here for more information and to register.

**Registration opened October 1, 2015, and closed November 1, 2015.** Registration for Project USO Elf is full! The Elves will be very busy these next few weeks loading up the sleigh!

Community Partners (Individual Donors / Families): Do you want to support our service members this holiday season? Click here starting October 5th to sign-up to purchase gifts for local military children.

Corporate Partners: Please contact our Development Team at (703) 696-3103.

 

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Holiday Hotel 

To thank and support our troops stationed in the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area who are unable to travel to see family this holiday season due to service obligations, duty requirements, or other hardships, USO-Metro partners with local hotels to provide free stays for visiting immediate family members who live outside of a 150+ mile radius! Apply for a free hotel stay for any 3 consecutive nights maximum during the duration of the program (December 18th - 30th). Applicant families must be are placed as close as possible to the duty station the service member is assigned to, within the Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore area. One room per applicant. This program is open to service members E1 - E5, with a referral from your Senior Enlisted Leader / Advisor, E-7 or above. Click here for more information.

**Registration opens October 1, 2015, deadline to register is October 27, 2015.**

Registration for all holiday programs above opens October 1, 2015; deadline to register is October 27, 2015.

Please direct questions to holidayprograms@usometro.org