We reached a MILESTONE in February 2017 – 10 years of sending care Packages!
Many volunteers have worked very hard to make this package possible. We are so excited for you to
receive this box. We never thought as a group we would send this many care packages. I’ve always said
“ I thought I’d mail about 100 and I’d be done”… I guess someone had other plans for me.
I now truly believe this is my calling in life. My children continue to come home safely from
deployments – I guess in a way I feel if I keep doing this – I’ll have an extra prayer on my side.
I’m not sure if you know my story..
Support The Troops was started in 2007 by me sending care packages to my sons
Michael and David Scott who were overseas. After hearing from them when they were deployed
that other soldiers did not receive mail, I was compelled to start sending boxes to others as well.
The momentum continued, even when my children returned home, and Support the Troops WI
was created. The local American Legions, United Vietnam Veterans & VFW’s wanted to help us
as well. Donations were far and few between at the time, but after a few newspaper articles, they
started to come in a bit more regular. We have grown from a one-room operation at my home to
a donated storefront with many volunteers. All of the items for the care packages and postage are
from donations, and to date, more than 9300+ care packages have been sent to our troops deployed
all around the world with their generous support. Some soldiers have families that are able to send
them care packages and many do not. It is my goal to send a care package to as many of our
soldiers as possible so that we can give them necessary essentials that may not be readily available,
along with a bit of comfort from home. Those that already receive packages always share with others
but there are many more that go without. I feel the need to continue to help those serving overseas,
whether it be our own children, or someone else’s daughter, son, brother, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew.
The many thanks we get from the recipients give us the motivation and determination to
continue our efforts, and we couldn’t do it without all of your help and support!
Support the Troops Wisconsin Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization,
and all donations made to us are tax deductible.
My military family is:
Captain Michael Scott United States Air Force March 2001 to June 2015
Staff SGT David Scott United States Marine Corps 2004 to 2012
Major Christin Scott United States Air Force 2005 to Present
Stay Safe and we will see you soon,
We would love to meet more of the recipients of our care packages….
ENJOY!!!! Please let us know if there is anything else you need.