United Through Reading
United Through Reading (UTR) connects military families who are separated — for deployment or military assignment — by providing the bonding experience of shared storytime.
Service members select a book from a selection of books of varying topics and age ranges and a volunteer assists with the private recording. Once the recording is completed, it is burned onto a DVD. USO-NW then mails both the DVD and book to the service member’s family — all free of charge.
Over the years, more than 250,000 service members have participated in the United Through Reading program at more than 70 USO host-sites including airport locations, military installations, and centers overseas.
Our Helping Hands Program is very unique, as USO Northwest is the only USO in the world to offer it! The program was established when USO-…
Food and Toy Drives
During the Holiday Season USO-NW with the help of its corporate partners host annual Holiday Food and Toy drives throughout the Puget Sound…
At Cheney Stadium, the Heroes Suite is available to active-duty and dependents. The suite is catered, holds up to 30 people and is availabl…
Each month three recently returned service members and their significant other enjoy a free night stay at a luxury hotel in Washington Stat…
Sesame Street entertains military children and families with a show at our local military bases. A new character, Molly, helps share deploy…
Service members who deploy through our USO-NW Shali Center are given a Care Package containing travel items such as toiletries, snacks, and…
Race for a Soldier
In the fall USO-NW sponsors this half marathon to bring awareness of Post Traumatic Stress. The race is held in Gig Harbor. USO-NW voluntee…
USO-NW provides service members with as much entertainment as possible. In 2011 Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan band played two, free concerts …