Suggested Donations include:
-toiletries
-magazines
-baby wipes
-treats
-microwave foods
-Hostess anything
-letters
-DVDs
-chapstick
-puzzles
-paperbacks
-gloves
-heavy boot socks
-hand warmers

Not sure if your donation will work? Contact Erika Swilley at eswilley@chicagosky.net

Ideas for Gathering Donations:
-Ask to set up a collection box at your work, fitness club, schools, place of worship, etc
-Reach out to friends and family
-Send out our pre-written email to your contacts
-Gather that halloween candy you didn't hand out or didn't eat
-Know of a Veterans Day event in your area? Contact them about collecting donations (Veterans Day is Monday, November 11, the Monday before our drive)

What does a monetary donation go to?
Many people wonder what their monetary donation goes to. We often get supplies donated and are very grateful, however the boxes themselves are $12/box to ship for the postage alone. Monetary donations typically cover this expense. Checks can be made out to Packages 4 Patriots or you can send them money through Paypal at packages4patriots.com

Holiday Cards
One way to help keep spirits high over the holidays is to send cards just to remind soldiers that we are thinking about them. You can provide your own cards, gather cards from friends, family, co-workers, etc., or you can purchase Sky Holiday cards.

Sponsor-A-Soldier
For $5 you can Sponsor-A-Soldier and send them a Sky military shirt. Contact Erika Swilley at eswilley@chicagosky.net to sponsor.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Sky will need volunteers not only to gather donations from everyone you know, but to help us collect the items at our drive on Friday, November 15 between 4-8 pm and help unload the items at the Packages 4 Patriots site on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 pm. For more information on volunteering at a specific event , contact Erika Swilley at eswilley@chicagosky.net