Want to Partner with a LibertyUSO Program? Prior to starting a program, please register with the POC, listed below, for each program. If we already have enough signups for a specific program we can direct you to assist us in another.
An estimated 200,000-plus service members transition out of the military each year. Each Transition from military to civilian life is unique, and the USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ’s there to help service members and military spouses through the process.
We have a Career Transition Project Manager on staff to assist in the process.
The total cost for tuition is $12,000. $3,000 is paid up front by USO & InterDigital. If the student selects a job with a participating corporate partner, the remaining $9,000 is paid by the partnering company. If the student does not find employment within 6 months the tuition is forgiven. If the student elects employment with a company not part of the program than the student is responsible to pay the $9,000 balance.
The USO, in partnership with Interdigital will sponsor 3-5 [active, guard or reserve military or veteran] Service Members (or spouses) to participate in the program.
To set up an interview with a USO representative to determine your eligibility please contact Ms. Jo Anne Schultze at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to apply directly for the February 2019 Cohort. You will be given an opportunity to self identify as a service members or spouse. Please visit: http://www.zipcodewilmington.com/apply-now
Comcast NBCUniveral in a partnership with the USO will offer HR and business leaders the opportunity to advance their knowledge to move from a military friendly to military ready employer for our transitioning service members and their families.
PsychArmor will be utilized as the key education tool for informing our workforce leaders. Our goal is to offer the content to HR professionals and business leaders with an incentive to those professionals who are HRCI and SHRM certified to earn certification credits.
For more information on the Comcast Psych Armor platform please visit: https://psycharmor.org/partners/nbc-comcast-universal/
*Monetary donation required for both programs
Sign up: January-April; Pick-up of completed Care Packages: June; Shipping: July
Costs: $6 per package donation and obtaining items for the care packages
Liberty USO is looking for 10 ambassador organizations/companies to acquire items for 100 care packages from each group. We also ask for a minimum donation of $6 per care package to offset supplies, shipping, printing and other costs of the program. Liberty USO will provide boxes, Tyvek envelopes, labels and donor cards. Some of the items that your group may be asked to collect are puzzle books, candy, trail mix, beef jerky and few more goodies. You will coordinate your own packaging date and we will coordinate a pick-up/drop off with military presence (based upon availability)
USO of Pennsylvania and Southern NJ will provide 1,000 free dresses and gowns to female service members, spouses and military children. In addition, there will be free make-up and jewelry, as well as make-up and hairstylists offering demonstrations. This is an opportunity to save a lot of money and enjoy a day of pampering. For more information on Operation That’s My Dress, as well as USO operations in South Jersey please contact Ms. MJ Flammer at MJFlammer@libertyuso.org
$150-$500 (depending on size of Unit)
Sign up: Family days occur various times throughout the year. Please contact for a list of dates and locations.
Each military Unit in the Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey region holds a family day. A family day brings military service members and their families together for a day of fun and food. Liberty USO provides food, drinks, and give-a-ways for the family days. If you would like to sponsor a family day you can donate money or gift cards to help us purchase those items. We can put your company logo at our table the day of the event.
Sign up: July for August Distribution
Event includes lunch for military families and activities for children
In addition to the following specific Collection programs, Liberty USO collects various items throughout the year to help offset program and operating costs. For a list of items for please email Kristen Lowe, Programs & Outreach Manager, at Klowe@libertyUSO.org.
In 2014 over 600 DVD recordings were made of service members reading a special book for their child to have while they were away on deployment. The families of these service members received both the book and the recording shortly after their loved one left to go overseas. The United Through Reading Program is available through Liberty USO at Joint Base MDL, Horsham Air Guard Station and Ft. Indiantown Gap. Liberty USO is looking for NEW children’s books for all ages.
Sign up: Now-November; Collected: No later than November 13th; Distributed: Week of November 16th
Costs/Collection: Turkey fixings and gift card for turkey purchase
Liberty USO provides Thanksgiving Baskets to military families in need. If you are interested in providing a thanksgiving basket you will be required to make a basket including a gift card for turkey, boxed stuffing, boxed potatoes, canned vegetables, gravy, yams, spray butter, pie mix, dessert mixes, apple juice, cranberry sauce, hot chocolate packets, and marshmallows. We will not be excepting actual turkey’s this year. Gift cards only please.
Sign up: Anytime; Collected: Anytime; Distributed: All times throughout the year
With the understanding that so many military families are in need of financial support throughout the year, Liberty USO collects gift cards for military and their families. Gifts cards from Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, grocery stores, etc. are recommended. Any dollar amount is greatly appreciated. Please consider helping military families in need all throughout the year.
Sign up: Now-November; Collected: No later than December 15th; Distributed: December 16th
Costs/Collection: Vary based on size of the family and suggested gifts
During the holiday season, some military families are struggling to provide gifts for their families.
The military service member will supply a suggested wish list of items for each of the families members. Groups that chose to adopt a family must obtain items from the wish list to best of their ability. Based on confidentiality we will only provide number of family members, ages, and genders if provided by the service members.
Sign up: Anytime; Collection: Anytime; Program: Year round
Costs/Collection: Hygiene products
Liberty USO has mini hygiene kits that need contents. Please help us collect items to fill these kits. Items: Basic To Go Toilet Paper, travel toothpaste, disposable razor, 2 shave cream packets, 2 lens cleaning towelettes, mini toothbrush packaged, cap for toothbrush, small roll on deodorant alcohol free 1.5 oz., sunscreen 1 fl. Oz, hand & body lotion 2 fl. Oz bottle, mild shampoo 2 fl. Oz. bottle, Instant hand sanitizer 1.5 fl oz. bottle. Liberty USO will provide the kits themselves. This program is year-round need and collection can be tailored to a timeframe that works best for your group.
Sign up: January-June; Collection: July; Distributed to military families: August
POC for PA: Klowe@libertyuso.org
Costs/collection: Backpacks including 23 items
Liberty USO delivers back to school supplies and backpacks to school aged military kids prior to returning to school from summer vacation. In 2014, over 1,000 backpacks were filled with school supplies and distributed to military families in need throughout Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. Please help us collect backpacks filled with supplies. We ask groups/companies to set a goal of at least 25 backpacks to be fulfilled. Our goal for 2015 is 1,000 filled backpacks to distribute. We ask groups/companies to set a goal of a least 25 completed backpacks. There are 23 items included in each backpack.