November 24, 2015
by admin

United For The Troops Packing Day Sign Up is Closed.

Thank you to all that signed up for packing day, it is now closed. We are overwhelmed with your support. For those that missed the deadline please stay in touch with us. We have Valentines Day coming in January.

We cannot  accept walk ins, we are restricted by the fire code and our agreement with The Lakeland School District. Please do not ask us to over ride this. 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a beautiful Holiday season.


Jim and Pat

November 23, 2015
by admin

Importance of our sign up Sheet For UFT packing day

Hi Friends,

We wish we could have everyone that wants to join us, however there is Maximum that we have to respect. If you have been signed up by UFT directly we will see you at 9:am sharp. Our UFT “Team” will be at TJ’s at 8:am sharp.

Unfortunately We can not accommodate all walk in’s. This is not because we dont want you all to be with us but because there is a fire code and work will be distributed according to an arranged number. Please call not email us ( we wont be able to respond) call us at 845 729 4239 to sign up. If we cant take your call please leave a message.

Many remember how crowded it was last year, We will not have that problem with the size of the gym and APR room however the number of volunteers must be manageable. We truly are honored and appreciate your wanting to join us so please get back to us. Children must be 10 or older and accompanied by an adult.

This is a special day because of our family of volunteers. Lets” Bring A Little Comfort To Our Troops”

Jim & Pat


November 9, 2015
by admin

Packing Day Location Has Moved to The Thomas Jefferson Elementary School!

Hi Friends,

Sadly packing day for United For The Troops will not be at The American Legion this year. We need a bigger boat… Operation Defend The Holidays ( UFT) will be at The Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, 3636 Gomer St, Yorktown Heights NY 10598 Saturday, Nov. 28. at 9:00am   Because of the popularity of this event we have a sign up sheet. We also need to have a age limit for our young volunteers. ( 10 and above)


  If you are interested please email us back and let us know how many and if you have joined us before.

  If you need more info please do not email us, please call 845 729 4239. We find that a phone call saves all of us a lot of time. We thank you in advance for your support, 10,500 gift boxes were sent to our service members because of you.


Jim and Pat


October 19, 2015
by admin

Join Us at Our 8th Annual Fundraiser on November 14 at the Mahopac Inn

United for the troops is gearing up for our 8th annual fundraiser on November 14 at the Mahopac Inn (formerly South Side) from 5-8

Free admission, two live bands, “thrown together” and “stone hill”, complimentary appetizers, thousands of dollars of raffles and the best time anywhere.

All to ship hundreds of gift boxes to our men and women serving our country overseas.

Come and help us to “Bring a little comfort to our troops”



Tel: 845 729 4239


September 7, 2015
by admin

Meadowland of Carmel is Donating $50 per Vehicle!

I’m Michael Barrows. I want to let you know that I am pairing up with United For The Troops and will be donating $50 per vehicle I sell to help send a little “Comfort To Our Troops” deployed overseas. Also if you Mention that you you are buying the vehicle to support UFT I will donate another $50 to a total of $100. If any of you are ever in the market for a new or preowned vehicle, please come see me and support a great cause! Please tell everyone you know and share this post and let’s make this Huge! #bigmikesellstrucks #meadowlandofcarmel

IMG_8417 Mike B soldiers

December 9, 2014
by admin


Good Morning Mr. & Mrs. Rathschmidt/ United for the Troops,


First of all, we thank you and your son, Luke, for his service.  We received your care packages today and were overwhelmed with happiness.  We thank you, and those who contributed, for taking the time to make such an awesome contribution to us while we are overseas.  Every time I read letters from those supporting us (especially from the children), I always end up crying.  Your belief in us helps us stand proud and tall while helping us remember why we are here–  as you can guess our days can be quite long and tedious…  Again, thank you for your support on behalf of the 21st Combat Support Hospital–  “Fear not!”






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