Thanks for Making 2016 a Success!

You deserve a pat on the back!

In 2016, you made it possible to ship care packages to thousands of deployed service men & women. As a matter of fact, we hit a new record. In years past, we have hovered around the 6,000 package mark. However, last year, we were able to serve our troops by sending… (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)….. 7,000 care packages!!

Again, “Buddy Boxes” were sent during the Christmas season to ensure we reached as many deployed troops as possible. We have received many thank you notes and letters. It is so heart warming to read their letters, and it’s VERY clear that receiving a care package makes their day a little better!

We want to thank anyone and everyone who was involved in any way. None of this would be possible without YOU!  While our list of deployed Heroes continues to grow, so does our passion and determination to assure that every single one of them receives a care package.

Thank you for partnering with Military Missions, Inc. to support and encourage those that ensure freedoms known only to Americans.  We invite you stay tuned and help us make 2017 even better!

What is Operation SEND Christmas

WHAT IS OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS ??

NOV 7, 2016

If you have attended this event before, you already know how much fun it is! If you haven’t, then you may be wondering what to expect. Operation SEND is what we call our care package assemblies because we Send Encouragement to our Nation’s Deployed.

OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS is just one of the projects that MILITARY MISSIONS undertakes each year, and it is definitely one of the biggest!… so big that we must use a location that will accommodate hundreds. As a matter of fact, we are predicting this year to be the largest yet!

There will be several activity tables so be sure to make it around to all of them. Also, be sure to stick around for the group “SHOUT OUT TO THE TROOPS”. It happens around 7pm. If you know someone who is currently deployed, feel free to make a poster board sign to hold up during the shout out. These shout outs will be recorded and emailed to the troops so they can hear and see how much love and support we are sending their way.

REGISTRATION – When you enter the building, please make your way to the registration tables. If you plan to make a monetary donation, please do so at this table. This year we are having a “Branch Challenge” to see which branch of the military gets the most designated donations. We will have a board on display to show which branch is “winning”. We all know that the rivalry between branches is FIERCE! So be sure to support your favorite! You can pre-register online and then you will only need to check in at the registration table.

DONATIONS – If you have care package items to donate, please bring them to this table. When entering through the front doors, it should be directly in front of you.

INFORMATION – If you have questions or would like to become a volunteer, please visit the info table. You can also sign up to receive our email newsletter here. If you know someone who is currently deployed and would like to receive a care package, please visit this table and add their name to our list. You will need their name, full address, and estimated return date.

ADOPT A HERO – If you have adopted a hero from our website, you can drop your hero’s box off at this table. It’s not too late to adopt! We will have some names available to pick from.

CARD WRITING TABLES – The kids will be allowed to create their own cards by drawing pictures and using a few stickers. The troops REALLY love getting the cards they make. The adults can write a special thank you note to the troops and let them know how much they are appreciated. If you have extra craft supplies like construction paper or stickers (patriotic or Christmas) that you would like to donate, please bring them along!

GIFT WRAPPING TABLES – We wrap some of the care package items with Christmas wrapping paper.

GOODIE BAGS – Shampoo, Personal Care, Candy, Snacks, and Drinks – At these tables, we will be filling Ziploc bags to be included in the care packages.

VETERAN BAGS – At this table, we will be filling several hundred appreciation bags that will be handed out to veterans at local VA facilities. This was a new event last year and it was a very popular station!

THANK YOU BANNERS – Large sheets of paper will be taped on the wall for you to draw or write on. These will then be placed into unit boxes and delivered to an entire unit of troops.

GENERAL STORE – We will have t-shirts and a few other items available for purchase. We accept cash, checks, or credit cards.

PHOTO BOOTH – Write a message to the troops and take a pic with your friends or family. We will be sharing these on our webpage so deployed men & women will be able to see how much they are appreciated.

We hope you will thoroughly enjoy your evening at our Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas care package assembly. None of this would be possible without YOUR help and support so we want to say THANKS to each and every one of you. Look forward to seeing you there!! You can REGISTER here.

If you still have questions about the event, please feel free to call or text  (859) 221-9477

Email us at info@military-missions.org  or  webmaster@military-missions.org

YOU can make a difference in the life of an American hero!

Adopt a Hero for the Holidays!

aah-christmas-tnailSEND A CHRISTMAS CARE PACKAGE

Think about the upcoming holiday season… What things come to mind?  Spending time with family and friends… enjoying the home cooked meals… or maybe just drinking a cup of hot chocolate beside the fireplace.

Now think for a moment about the men and women that are deployed during the holidays. Instead of home cooked meals, they will be eating MREs… instead of looking forward to a 3 day holiday weekend, they will be working hard every day to protect us and our freedoms… but most of all, they won’t get to enjoy spending time with their loved ones.

Care packages bring a little touch of home to our deployed troops. However, many who are deployed have no one sending them packages, or even letters. Our goal for Operation SEND Christmas is to send more care packages than ever before! The media tries to ignore the fact that thousands of troops are still deployed, but we KNOW the truth! We still have hundreds of names on our list that have requested care packages… and we want to send a package to each and every one of them!

Through our Adopt A Hero program, you have the opportunity to send a touch of home to a deployed hero. You can choose to shop for their items yourself, or simply donate and we will handle it all for you. YOU can make a difference in the life of an American hero!

To learn more visit our Adopt a Hero page.

OPSEND Christmas is almost here!!

OPSEND ornament

Monday, November 2, 2015 – 6:00 to 8:00 PM

(Click to register)

Kentucky National Guard Armory

4301 Airport Rd., Lexington, KY

We are about a week away from our BIGGEST care package assembly of the YEAR!! If you have never attended this event, then you don’t know what you’re missing! We will be packaging THOUSANDS of items, within a couple hours, to send to our deployed troops. We need YOUR help to make this event a success.

On Christmas Day, our troops will not be gathered around the tree at home with family and friends. Instead, they will be standing watch over each of us, protecting us from harm and defending our liberties. Each one is a parent, a sibling, a child, a spouse, a friend, and an American. We need to send them encouragement as well as our thanks.

Maybe you’re wondering… HOW CAN I HELP?

First of all, POSTAGE money is always needed! Even if we have shelves full of stuff to send, we can’t send anything if we have no money to pay the shipping. Many people think we can ship care packages for free… but that is not the case. It’s costs an average of $10 per box for postage. Our goal for Operation SEND Christmas is to ship around 3,000 packages… you can do the math! So… with that being said, monetary donations are ALWAYS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!  (Click here to donate.)

We depend upon donated items to fill the care packages. These items include personal care items, drink mixes, snacks, candy, puzzle books, and of course cards & letters. We also need quart size bags to put these items in. You can view our list of suggested items to donate HERE. You can bring items to the armory that night or bring them by our office during business hours.

In order to make Operation S.E.N.D. Christmas a success, we depend upon help from schools, churches, organizations, businesses, and individuals from all over the USA. We would love for YOU to also be involved! If you can attend, please register HERE.  If you cannot attend, consider making a donation, either care package items or monetary. Even if you cannot afford to make a donation, spread the word with your friends and family.

If you listen to the news reports, we are made to believe that our troops have returned home. However, we have MORE names on our care package list now than we EVER have. We can’t let them down! Help us send a package to each and every name on the list!

Thank you for partnering with Military Missions to support our troops!

Don’t Miss OPERATION SEND CHRISTMAS 2011

Don’t miss OPSEND CHRISTMAS 2011!

There are several ways to get involved in OPERATION S.E.N.D.

Lexington’s Annual Community Care Package Assembly hosted by Military Missions!

Monday, November 7, 2011

6:00 to 8:00 PM

Kentucky National Guard Armory

4301 Airport Rd., Lexington, KY

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE.

TO PRINT OUT AN EVENT FLYER, CLICK HERE.

More ways to get involved in OPERATION S.E.N.D.

Visit our office in Millpond Shopping Center to find out how you can get involved in Military Missions, Inc.  Our office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM to 3 PM.  We have extended hours during  OPERATION S.E.N.D. CHRISTMAS in November, and December.

Place a collection box at your business, school, church, or organization’s location.  Visit our DROP BOX page.  You can contact us for more information at info@military-missions.org or call 859-221-9477.

Help us to get the word out!  Tell everyone you know about OPERATION S.E.N.D.! Tell family, friends, teachers, teammates, classmates, coworkers, church members, club members and more.  Do you use online social networks like Twitter and Facebook? Click here to join our social networks and help us get the word out about supporting our troops!

Drop off items in collection boxes placed throughout the Central Kentucky area.   A list of drop off locations can be found at by visiting our DROP BOX page.

Make cards and write personal letters to our troops to be included in our care packages!  We try to include 10-20 cards in each care package so we need YOU to help us reach this goal.  Details can be found by visiting the CARDS page on this website.

We spend thousands of dollars to pay for postage for shipping costs to send the packages overseas.  Make a tax deductible donation to assure that our deployed troops will receive a care package each month while they are deployed. To donate visit our DONATE page.

If you know of someone who will be deployed during the Christmas holiday this year they can be added to the care package mailing list.  Click on ADD A HERO in the navigation bar.