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USO Collection

In honor of Veteran's Day, IMS students Owen and Evan MacKinley are showing their Tiger stripes by organizing a drive for active duty military personnel and veterans. All next week, Nov. 7-11, they will be collecting the following items and will then deliver the items to three USO locations in Massachusetts. Students can place the items in the collection boxes in each grade level pod.


What: individually wrapped snacks such as protein bars, goldfish crackers, cereal bars, cookies, chips as well as beverages such as Gatorade, water, sodas and ready-to-eat meals like mac & cheese, Ramen, chef boyardee, etc.


Please support Owen's and Evan's goal to honor our military personnel and veterans.


Our Mission:

The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.


Since 1941, the USO has been the nation’s leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.

Today’s USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.

USO airport centers throughout the country offer around-the clock hospitality for traveling service members and their families. Our trademark USO tours bring America and its celebrities to service members who are assigned far from home, to entertain them and convey the support of the nation. And our many specialized programs offer a continuum of support to service members throughout their journey of service, from the first time they don the uniform until the last time they take it off.

The USO is not part of the federal government. A congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection.