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Operation Welcome You Home | Illinois

Special Events

Celebrating Veterans and those who support Operation Welcome You Home

Tuesday | May 31, 2022 | 1:15 pm

Aurora Roller Skate Center

34W185 Montgomery Road

Aurora, IL 60504

Motorcycles, cars, pickups, and more will form a motorcade riding to:

Olney C. Allen School

700 S. Farnsworth Avenue

Aurora, IL 60505

LEO Escorted Ride

We will cener the school parking lot where the students will be cheering as they are waving American flags and display homemade posters.
Join us for the sixth annual ride helping make this the best mission ever. It is truly rewarding to see the children so excited to thank our veterans.

Celebrate Armed Forces Week at Mission BBQ

Mission BBQ is offering a free sandwich for all active duty service members and veterans.

Monday | May 16, 2022 | Army

Tuesday | May 17, 2022 | Marine Corp

Wednesday | May 18, 2022 | Navy

Thursday | May 19, 2022 | Air Force & Space Force

Friday | May 20, 2022 | Coast Guard

Saturday | May 21, 2022 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Lunch With The Heros
Mission BBQ will be serving free sandwiches.
Live national anthem at Noon.

1570 Butterfield Road | Downers Grove Illinois 60515 | 630.824.3606

376 Route 59 | Naperville Illinois 60540 | 630.974.5498

Mission BBQ Celebrates Armed Forces Week Flyer

Weber Grill Donation

Saturday | May 14, 2022

VA Fischer House

Operation Welcome You Home is so excited to be presenting a Weber Grill and accessories to Hines VA Fischer House.
OWYH Team and supporters will be ‘Grillin’ for Veterans and their families to share stories and fun times while we grill smoke char burgers,
hot diggity dogs, mustard your condiments, and more. Start the summer season by lighting the burners in saluting the new grill!

Let's not forget about our Hines VA Blind Unit where Operation Welcome You Home will be personally delivering ‘Gourmet Grillin’ foods
to Veterans who cannot join us. Having a grill will make lunch and dinner easier for those staying at the Fischer House while their loved one is a patient at Hines VA.

This Weber Grill is filled with bittersweet emotions for OWYH. We our dedicating a small token of appreciation to our supporter in memory of
USMC SGT Edward Biondi who also saved lives as a firefighter.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to participation at this event.

Veteran's Information Saturday

April 23, 2022 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Orland Park Civic Center

14750 Ravinia Avenue

Orland Park, IL

Lunch provided by City BBQ

Contact Darryl Wertheim, Veteran's Commission Program Coordinator


Veteran's Information Saturday Flyer

Paper Products Drive

Operation Welcome You Home and the Plainfield Sons of the Legion teamed up for a paper products drive that was held on Saturday, April 16, 2022
at the Plainfield American Legion Marne Post 13. The drive was a huge success collecting toilet paper, paper towels, feminine hygiene products,
paper plates, silverware, and miscellaneous items. All items collected were donated to Hope Manor, a 67-unit veteran unit campus in Joliet Illinois
and the Midwest Shelter for Veterans in Wheaton Illinois.

Saturday | April 16, 2022 | 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Plainfield American Legion Marne Post 13

24741 W. Renwick Road

Plainfield, IL

Drop off by main entrance of Legion. (Unloading help available.)

Paper goods can also be dropped off at the Legion beginning April 1, 2022.

Contact Donna | 630.302.2638

Paper Drive Flyer

Popcorn Fundraiser

April 11 - 15, 2022

This is an online popcorn fundraiser featuring such flavors as
Sergeant Salt & Pepper, Caramel-Diem, Halla-Peño, My Main Cheese, In Queso Fire,
Little Kettle That Could, Chi-town Chow Down, Easy Peasy Caramel Cheesy, It's Peanut Butter Chocolate Time,
Butter Believe It!, White Cheddar Go Getter, and Sweety, You Salty

This is a four day fundraiser benefiting veterans.

Your popcorn purchase can be shipped anywhere in the United States..

Thank you for supporting our veterans and have a Poppin' Day!

Donna's Pop-Up Store

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