2012 USO Holiday Shopping Center

Nov 7, 2012   //   by admin   //   News  //  No Comments

Incredible Gifts for a Great Cause!


The 2012 USO Holiday Ornament is here!

$20 Suggested Donation (Includes S&H)

This years holiday ornament is designed by the son of an active duty service member. The winning drawing was etched onto an elegant crystal ornament by The Crystal Cave to create a truly one-of-kind holiday gift.

This special edition holiday ornament is made available exclusively through the USO of Illinois. Proceeds from the sales of the ornaments will benefit USO of Illinois’ Discovery Kids programs, which provide military kids and families with special cultural, recreational and educational events.



Get Your USO Blackhawks Challenge Coin!

$25 Suggested Donation (Includes S&H)

The Challenge Coin is a cherished military tradition. Bearing a unit's emblem, the coin is presented in recognition of special achievement. In honor of this legacy, the Limited Edition 2012 USO Salute Challenge Coin honors the Chicago Blackhawks for their outstanding support of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. Proceeds from the sales of the coin will benefit USO of Illinois programs and services.



We Support the Troops

Home & Away

Orignal Score composed by Orbert Davis,

Performed by Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic

As part of its ongoing efforts to honor and support military personnel and veterans, Boeing, in partnership with the Chicago Bears Football Club, the USO Illinois and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, has launched “Home & Away,” an initiative that extends the Boeing-Bears “Salute to the Military” in-game recognition that occurs at all Chicago Bears home games.

The goal of Home & Away is to create an avenue for active and retired military and their families, sports fans and civilians who are not in attendance at the game to share their support for U.S. armed forces personnel. Throughout the campaign, supporters can share their personal tribute by sending a message of gratitude and posting a salute – a simple gesture of thanks – at www.facebook.com/usoofillinois.

To highlight the importance of these salutes, Boeing and the USO of Illinois will share eight short video tributes in the days leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11. The musical score in each of the features was composed by jazz musician and Emmy Award-winning composer, Orbert Davis, performed by Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, and was commissioned by Boeing specifically for this purpose.

The music will be available for purchase and download on CDbaby.com, the iTunes store and at www.chijazzphil.org/homeandaway. It will also be made available through the Boeing Store. Proceeds from every purchase will go to support America’s troops and their families through the USO of Illinois.


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