DynCorp International is once again proud to support Project USO Elf, a program that provides local military children with gifts for the holidays. Partnering with the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro), DI will help serve hundreds of military families this holiday season.
In addition to a corporate sponsorship, DI team members volunteered at events at Fort Belvoir and Fort Meade to help distribute and presents to participating families.
About Project USO Elf
Project USO-Elf was established in 2008 when USO-Metro began receiving calls from service members who needed assistance with providing gifts for their children during the holidays. It was also during this time that USO-Metro received an increase in calls from the public wanting to give back to our military and their families. The program began as “Adopt a Military Child” with both the military community and the civilian community interested in supporting our troops. The program evolved from serving about 500 children a year to more than 1,200 and was subsequently changed to “Project USO Elf.”
Project USO Elf is open to all local active duty lower enlisted service members. Service members register their children to be sponsored by companies, organizations and individuals/families in the local community and submit a “wish list” for each child. Wish lists are sent to sponsors who purchase the gifts to be distributed at participating local military bases.
About USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore
The USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore has ten locations and a “deployable” Mobile USO that provide signature USO services to the nearly 300,000 military members and their families living in the region and the 150,000 who travel through local airports.
The USO’s mission is to lift the spirits of America’s troops and their families. USO-Metro is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization chartered by Congress, and dedicated to “serving those who serve, and their families” in Washington D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. Financial support from individuals and organizations in the local community help USO-Metro fulfill its mission.