USO Outreach Programs

Care Package Program

The USO Care Package Program is designed to provide servicemembers with care packages. One of the care packages is a snack pack. The Snack Pack contains a mixture of healthy treats, drink mixes, and a collapsible water bottle, and the other care package is a toiletry pack. These are assembled at our headquarters and sent to the centers directly to distribute. Requests are made through USO Northwest Florida.

USO Holiday Care Package

This program is designed to bring holiday cheer to Service Members who are not able to be with their loved ones during the holiday. A big box of holiday decorations is sent to remote areas so that service members can still feel that little touch of home no matter how far away they may be. Contact USONorthwestFlorida@USO.org

Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program

In the spirit of Bob Hope and his dedication to bringing military families together, the Bob Hope Legacy Reading Program is largely driven by virtual, on-demand story time offerings that will help the USO extend its reach and connect military families around the globe through reading.

USO2GO

This program is designed to help more directly support those AORs that USO personnel cannot currently reach to provide the best programs the USO has to offer; including Xbox gaming consoles, portable DVD players, board games, snacks, and beverages, recreational equipment, and other entertainment items.

Military Spouse Networking Event

An empowering military spouse event, connecting spouses socially, professionally, and to community networks. We invite local businesses, organizations, and employers an opportunity to connect with our military spouses. This program is initiated by USO Northwest Florida and is offered in all areas, even if a center is not present.

Special Delivery Baby Shower

Free interactive baby shower for expectant military moms. This event is hosted by bestselling author, Heidi Murkoff, author of the book series, “What to Expect”. Lots of games, activities, Lunch, and prizes were provided. This program is also offered in a smaller version, without the hosting of Heidi Murkoff.

Military Spouse Coffee Connections

The USO has supported military spouses for many years and what better way to do so than over a cup of coffee with friends! This small program offers military spouses a chance to connect with other spouses socially, and professionally. This program is initiated by USO Northwest Florida and is offered in all areas, even if a center is not present.

Random Snacks of Kindness

This program is a way for us to give thanks to those who serve. This is a good distribution program where we deliver snacks, drinks, and goods to our military service members, so they don’t have to come to us. This program is initiated by USO Northwest Florida and serves our area of support.

Back to School Support

The USO supports our military children as they head back to the classroom by collecting and distributing school supplies, including backpacks. With the help of our community partners and local citizens who donate supplies to various drop=off points around the NWFL area, we can support the need of our local communities.

USO Mobile

USO Mobile is a way to support service members and their families serving in remote locations that do not have a traditional brick-and-mortar USO center. Requests are required in advance.

Transition Support

USO Pathfinder® Transition Program Supports service members and military spouses as they transition from the military into their future communities.

To learn more, contact Senior Operations & Program Manager, Tracey Castillo, tcastillo@uso.org, or, Executive Director Dana Cervantes, dcervantes@uso.org