Collection Drives for 2016

This is a picture from the December 2 pick up day for this Hempstead Helping Heroes event mentioned below.  God bless More Than Signs, Waller County Paint & Body, and all of you who made this drive possible!
The More Than Cool Team (MTCT) at Igloo held a drive during the month of November, 2016, to gather items for donation to OME.  Igloo was able to supply 2 coolers full of supplies which were taken to the December 4-5, 2016, free PX in San Antonio by employee, Leslie Lefler.  This is the second year Igloo's MCTC has collected items for OME, and will continue to do so in the future!
On November 26, 2016, the Hempstead Helping Heroes group held a drive for us outside of the Hempstead, Texas, Wal Mart in which they asked Wal Mart customers to donate an item from our list that would be given to wounded service members and their families December 4-5, 2016, at our annual free PX at San Antonio Military Medical Center!  Thank you so much to all of our volunteers with Hempstead Helping Heroes, and the Wal Mart customers who participated in this drive:
On November 15, 2016, The Conservatory Senior Living location in the Woodlands (awesome supporters of OME!) kicked off a collection drive for us that ran through December 2.  They asked that residents, their families, and members of the community select an "ornament" from their tree that listed an item that we needed for either our Care Package Program or our Free PX Program (for the San Antonio Military Medical Center for wounded service members).  Thank you, Conservatory, for your continued support of our wounded and deployed military!:
Beatrice Hodgson has been the OME point of contact for the second year in a row for the LifeGift collection and packing of wonderful boxes being shipped to our men & women deployed in harm's way.  They engaged their Lubbock & Ft. Worth offices in this event as well as Houston on September 1-23, 2016,  to gather enough items in-kind to prepare 43 care packages ready to ship! These folks are passionate about supporting the OME Care Package mission.  Lots of smiles coming soon from those deployed.  LifeGift is in the health care industry, and provides an organ transplant service.
We presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Jay Gonzalez, Public Affairs with Kroger & our Point of Contact for coordinating these events.  We also presented Jay with a flag and certificate from our deployed troops!
These are pictures of our presenting Certificates of Appreciation to all the managers from all 20 Kroger stores where we held these 2 drives (on August 27 and September 17).  Thank you again, Kroger and Kroger customers, for your tremendous support!
On September 17, 2016, we held a second Kroger collection drive at the Kroger stores in Willis and Huntsville, Texas.  Drives at those 2 stores yielded an additional $6,000 in in-kind and monetary donations!  Way to go, Kroger customers!!!  Here are pictures from the Willis store:
And here are pictures from the Huntsville store:
On August 27, 2016, 18 Kroger stores in our area hosted a large collection drive for us in which we collected over $61,000 in donations (in-kind as well as monetary).  The donated items will be used at the December 4-5 free PX for our wounded or ill military service members at San Antonio Military Medical Center, as well as for care packages for our troops deployed in harm's way.  This successful event was made possible by all of our wonderful volunteers (individuals and groups such as NCL, JROTC, VFW, Girl Scouts, Exxon Mobil Retirees Club, American Payroll Assoc, and Piney Woods Model A Club!).  A big Texas THANK YOU to all of you!!!

August 3-5 The Woodlands Township sponsored a collection drive for us as part of the National Night Out!  It resulted in a tremendous amount of donated items for our Care Package Program!  Thank you so much, Woodland Township, and all those who participated in this drive!
The first week in July Strike Construction in the Woodlands, Texas, held a drive for us for care package items to send to troops deployed overseas in harm's way.  As you can see, that drive was very successful!  Thank you employees of Strike Construction!!!
During the month of May, 2016, the students from Cunae International School held a collection drive for OME!  Thank you so much, Cunae School!
During the month of May, 2016, Wright's Printing & Marketeing held a collection drive for OME.  The drop-off location was their office at 2407 Timberlock Place, Suite B; Woodlands, TX  77380.  Thank you, Wright's Printing & Marketing!!:

CHJ Wealth Mgmt. in the Woodlands, Texas, will host a collection drive for OME throughout the month of May in honor of Military Appreciation month.  The drive will be held May 2-31, but closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Their address is 10200 Grogan's Mill, Suite 340, The Woodlands, Texas 77380, and all donated items can be dropped off at the reception area during these hours: Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00; Friday 8:00 - 3:30.  Point of Contact is Lelia Lee at 281-298-2700.  Thank you CHJ Wealthy Mgmt.!!!e at 281-298-2700.
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