Veteran Appreciation Bags

We recently visited the Lexington Hope Center and delivered some July 4th care bags to 30 veterans currently staying there. Our veterans need to know they are thought about and appreciated! Thank you to all veterans, past and present!!

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Casual Friday at Stoll Keenon Odgen

lawyers_stoll_keenon_ogdenThese are just a few of the fine folks of Stoll•Keenon•Ogden, a Lexington Ky law firm, who recently contributed to “Casual for a Cause Friday”. Once a month, employees participate by wearing casual clothing to work and donating to a charity selected by the firm. On June 27th they chose Military Missions as the casual Friday recipient and raised $243. Thank you to everyone at Stoll Keenon Odgen for making this a success!
From left to right: Donna Rhodus, Kim Ewen, John Rader & Nira Venable.

July 4th Fundraiser with Saul Good Restaurant & Pub


On July 4th, all Saul Good Restaurant & Pub locations in Lexington Ky will offer 1/2 price on all food as an incentive to generate donations for Military Missions, Inc.

Military Missions, Inc. is dedicated to providing care packages and support for soldiers deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and other locations. These care packages contain essential items (eye drops, foot powder, socks) and sundries (CD’s, snack food, books). The cost to fill each package, excluding donated items, exceeds $20. In addition, it will cost approximately $10 to mail each package.

Last December, during Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas, Military Missions sent over 1,000 packages to deployed soldiers.  In addition, over 4,000 unit bags and boxes were shipped during the remainder of the year. We believe it’s important to let our soldiers know we have not forgotten them,” said Beth Pennington, founder of Military Missions. “The process of funding the annual Christmas care packages must begin now. In these unsure economic times, we all must start early and dig deeper into our hearts and pockets to show our appreciation for our local military community.”

“We are thrilled to be a part of Military Missions quest to encourage and thank our hometown heroes,” said Rob Perez, owner of Saul Good Restaurant & Pub.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub is an American pub, which serves a wide variety of chef driven food, including hand tossed pizzas, gourmet burgers, farm fresh salads and features a chocolate bar. The restaurant will offer 1/2 price on all food items on July 4, 2014, from noon to 7:00 pm. Donations to Military Missions will be encouraged.

Saul Good Restaurant & Pub now has 3 locations to serve the Lexington area:

Plaza at Fayette Mall, 3801 Mall Rd (859) 273-4663

Hamburg, 1808 Alysheba Way (859) 317-9200

and Downtown, 123 N. Broadway (859) 252-4663.

They can also be found on the web at

If you cannot visit a Saul Good location but would still like to help support our troops, please visit our donation page.

AmazonSmile Father’s Day Bonus

Did you know Military Missions could earn money each time you shop at Amazon??


In honor of Dad, shop at AmazonSmile through 6/15/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Military Missions!

Click here to get started

What is AmazonSmile?  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

There is NO cost to you. Just choose Military Missions as your designated charity and Amazon will do the rest. Bookmark the AmazonSmile link so you’re sure to use it each time you shop on Amazon.

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Lexington Legends Military Appreciation Night

Come out for the fun and fireworks during Military Appreciation night at the Lexington Legends game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark!

Join the Legends on Saturday, June 14 for a doubleheader and a night where they honor all military branches on Military Appreciation Night presented by The Willows at Hamburg. The Legends players will wear special military themed jerseys which will be auctioned with proceeds benefiting Military Missions.

Get a box seat for $5 with military ID.  More info at




Mark your calendars and join us as we assemble boxes for our upcoming care package mailing on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. We will be meeting from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at our office in Millpond Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 146, Lexington, KY 40514. Office space is limited, so please REGISTER HERE if you plan to attend.

If you listen to the news reports, you may believe that our troops have been brought home. However, there are thousands of our military men and women still deployed in harm’s way and they still need our help. We have new names submitted to our care package list every day. We are in great need of donations to meet their needs. We hope you will download a copy of our care package suggestion list and plan to donate some items to be included in our packages. We are also in need of monetary donations to cover the costs of shipping. You can donate directly from our website.

If you can’t join us for the assembly, but still want to be a part of Operation SEND, you can sponsor a care package by donating $30. This will cover cost of all the care package contents and the postage to ship it to a deployed soldier. Click here to sponsor your care package!

Even if you can’t participate in this event you can still support our troops by spreading the word… email your friends and family or share this event on your Facebook page.

If you have questions, feel free to email Diane at  or call Karen at 859-221-9477.




Sam’s Club Donation Drive

Military Missions has scheduled an upcoming donation drive for Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31 at the Sam’s Club on New Circle Rd in Lexington. This donation drive is one of our very important events as it brings in many of the needed items which enable us to send care packages to our growing list of deployed troops.

In order to make this donation drive a success, we need YOUR help. We plan to be at Sam’s Club collecting items from 10am – 6pm on Friday and from 9am – 5pm on Saturday. If you have a couple hours to spare, we hope that you will consider finding a way to come out and help us.

Stop by and help us man the table or shop for a few items on our list during your regular shopping and drop them off as you exit. Remember the sacrifice being made for each of us by our deployed troops and their families. We can all afford to sacrifice a little to show them how much we support and appreciate their efforts.

Even if you can’t make it out to help us, please share the information with your friends and family so they have the chance to participate.

If you would like to volunteer or have questions, please email Diane at or call Karen at 859-221-9477

As always, we are extremely grateful for your support of our troops through Military Missions, Inc.

Advance Auto Parts Employees Support the Troops

We want to send out a big THANK YOU to a group of Advance Auto Parts employees in Roanoke, Virginia.

Recently during a training session, they assembled 70 care packages and shipped them to us to be sent overseas to deployed troops. The employees were thrilled to be able to give back to the ones who sacrifice so much for our country.

Thank you Advance Auto Parts for choosing to work with Military Missions to support our troops! The care packages will put a huge smile on their face when they are received!

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Would your company like to help support our troops? Email us at

Beer Tasting a Success!

We want to extend a huge THANK YOU to both Thrivent Financial and Blue Stallion Brewing Company for organizing and hosting the recent beer tasting fundraiser to benefit Military Missions. Proceeds will be used to create and ship care packages to our troops that are deployed overseas in harm’s way.

Many people came by during the event to enjoy the beer and live music. They were also able to participate in a silent auction.

We appreciate all the hard work done by EVERYONE involved to make this event such a huge success! Military Missions couldn’t support our troops without people like you being involved!

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Would your company like to help support our troops? Email us at



PMI Supports the Troops!

Precision Metal Industries in Pompano Beach, FL. recently helped support our troops during Operation SEND Easter.

PMI employees collected items and assembled care packages to be sent overseas to our deployed troops. They also wrote personal cards and letters to be included in the packages.

Precision Metal Industries is a company that makes containers used to transport military missiles. They wanted to send these Easter care packages to show the troops that they support them in more ways than one.

We want to thank everyone at PMI that helped make this possible! 

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Would your company like to help support our troops? Email us at