USO Care Package Drive

ul 4.24.13 May 14, 2015
Chicago Campus
atrium, second floor
122 S. Michigan Ave.

As part of the Month of Service, NLU is hosting a care package drive for USO of Illinois. Care packages are an excellent way to support the military and to improve the morale of service members stationed overseas. We're asking for your help in creating these important packages.

Volunteer Options

You can give your time by creating care packages:

  • Building boxes
  • Creating handmade cards
  • Packing boxes with donated items
  • Creating custom labels for soldiers

You can donate items (turn in items now until May 11 at each campus services office or in Chicago on the second floor at the welcome center):

  • Entertainment: DVDs, CDs, MP3 players, portable CD players, handheld games, playing cards, books, magazines, crossword puzzles, iTunes gift cards
  • Hygiene items: baby/foot powder, baby wipes, deodorant, lip balm, kleenex, lotion, toothpaste/toothbrush, dental floss, Q-tips, shampoo, soap, etc.
  • Clothing: T-shirts, hats, socks, sports team merchandise
  • Food, non-perishable items: beef jerky, powdered drink mix, coffee, granola bars, trail mix, dry snacks, ramen noodle cups, gum, tuna cans, etc.
  • Miscellaneous items: pens, paper, envelopes, international phone cards, greeting cards to be sent back home, sunscreen, hand warmers

You can donate money for purchasing items or shipping and handling:

  • Please visit to make a monetary donation. Indicate that this event is for National Louis University.

For more information, contact Paul Knudtson at 312.261.3262 or


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