FORT MCCOY — USO Operation Christmas Gift

NOW OPEN TO RETIREES, GOLD STAR FAMILIES AND VETERANS

The USO is partnering with local businesses to provide toys to military families that need a little boost under the tree this year. 

This event is for currently serving  military families with dependent children (including Guard, Reserve) and Families of the Fallen from anywhere in the area.

You DO NOT NEED TO BE STATIONED OR SERVING AT FORT MCCOY! .

 This is not a party and is solely an activity for parents to pick out a gift for their dependent children. The area will be visible to any children in attendance so, if possible to keep the most magic in the holiday, please arrange for childcare. (Parking lot entrance door) 

Child’s gifts to parents: We will have a area for kids to pick out an item to give to a parent, in the hallway by the alternative entrance so that the children do not see the workshop. A adult will need to help the child choose their gift. This area can be accessed by following the walkway around the Credit Union. 

Limited slots: Only 1 ticket per family. Please list all of the children on the family ticket. Only 2 families allowed to shop during each time slot. The facilities are small.  Reservation Time slots are listed on the Ticket registration and ticket discription area. 

DAY:   December 13-14th, 2018

Appointment times available: 10:00 am – 7:00pm

LOCATION: 1501 south 10th ave Fort McCoy Wisconsin. 

                     Building 1501 : Located on the North West corner. Across from McCoys Community Center, and the Shopett/ Gas station. 

Activities: Shop for donated gifts with one of the USO Holiday personal shopping elves. Sip and enjoy hot cocoa or coffee and holiday treats compliments of Starbucks while you wait for your turn to shop at the North Pole 

MILITARY FAMILIES REQUESTING PRESENTS

If you or someone you know has a demonstrated need for help around the holidays and is requesting a gift for their legal dependents. 

You must schedule time to pick up gifts. 

Pick-up days: December 13 and 14th MILITARY FAMILIES

DECEMBER 17- WAITLIST MILITARY FAMILIES

DECEBMEBER 18- 19 RETIREES, GOLD STAR AND VETERANS. . .

FAQs

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Yes. You must bring a valid military ID or depentent ID.

 

What are directions options for getting to the event?

From the West ( Lacrosse)- Take I-90 to exit 25 ( Sparta) Take HWY 27 at the top of the exit ramp to the left. Continue through the turn about, and one stop and go light. At the 2nd stop and go light make a right. (Hwy21/ montgomery street) continue to the 4 way stop. At the stop sign make a left and continue on HWY 21 to the main entrance for the installation. ( You must obtain access to post using your vailid Driver license, or military ID) 

From North East (Tomah)Take I-94 to exit (Tomah) at the street light take a right and proceed to follow HWY 21 approx 8 miles to the main gate. 

From the South East (Tomah)– Take I-94 to exit (Tomah) at the top of the ramp take a left. Continue straight and proceed to follow HWY 21 approx 8 miles to the main gate

On Base Directions. After entering the main gate, take the fork in the road to the left. At the first stop sign turn right. At the next stop sign turn left. We are the brick building on your right. Enter the ramp door. 


 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can send emails to ehazlett@usowisconsin.org.

 

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No. Registration for this event is NOT transferable.

 

Can I cancel my registration if I can no longer attend?

Yes. You can cancel your registration at any time by logging into your account on Eventbrite. Please update your order because we have a limited amount of families we can serve.  

 

The name on the registration doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Only those registered will be allowed to select gifts.