Are you interested in helping homeless veterans? During the upcoming ASSP Leadership Conference, attendees will help assemble snack and clothing packages for homeless veterans who will attend the 2018 Chicagoland Winter Stand Down. To contribute to this cause, please bring or mail your donations by Oct. 1 to:
ASSP | Attn: Geri Golonka | 520 N. Northwest Highway | Park Ridge, IL 60068
Shelf-stable food items (snack size only)
- Granola Bars
- Jerky Sticks
- Dried Fruit
- Energy Bars
- Trail Mix
- Undergarments (any size)
- Plain T-shirts (any size)
We are also accepting gift cards (e.g., Visa, Mastercard) that we will be used to purchase additional items on your behalf.
Please contact Chapter Services with questions and thank you in advance.
The first Veteran Stand Down occurred in 1998 in San Diego, CA. This event brings together homeless vets in a single location to access community resources and supplies needed to begin addressing their individual problems and rebuilding their lives. It is estimated that this program reaches more 52,000 veterans each year.
The Jesse Brown VA Medical Center is the sponsor of the annual Chicago Winter Stand Down, which focuses on winter clothing and housing resources. This event helps 700 to 800 veterans within the Chicagoland area. This year, a representative from the center will attend the conference reception to accept the completed packages.