Helping Hands

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Our Helping Hands Program is very unique and USO Northwest is the only USO in the world to offer it! The program was established to support our local military and their families when traditional funding sources are not available or insufficient to cover the entire cost of a unit’s activity or event.

USO-NW’s Helping Hands Program provides small funding awards to local military units to help offset the cost of their activity. Welcome home celebrations, pre-deployment parties, family day and unit picnics, and holiday parties are just a few examples of the family-focused activities that our Helping Hands Program makes possible.

Helping Hands fund requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Units that are requesting Helping Hands support are not eligible to also have the Mobile USO Canteen at their event unless pre-approved by the USO.

Our Helping Hands Program is supported by the generous contributions made to the USO Northwest through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). 100% of the donations that we receive through the CFC goes directly to support our military and their families through our Helping Hands Program. As the needs for our Helping Hands support grows, we look for additional partners to support this valuable program.

Last year, USO-NW’s Helping Hands Program provided over $77,000 in support and served over 99,000 local service members and their families.

To review the program guidelines or submit a Helping Hands Program funding request for consideration by our USO-NW Programs Committee, click on the form link:

Helping Hands Program Form

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